New Zealand Lotto Prizes
The Division 1 jackpot is set at NZ$1 million in every draw. In order to win, players are required to correctly match six numbers from a possible 40. Players can opt to add additional games such as Powerball or Strike onto their ticket to increase their potential winnings. There are a further six prize tiers which require players to match fewer numbers in exchange for smaller prizes.
A breakdown of the odds and prize tiers for the New Zealand Lotto can be found below:
|Match||Odds||Average Prize Amount|
|Match 6||1 in 3,838,380||Over $400,000|
|Match 5 plus Bonus||1 in 639,730||$20,159|
|Match 5||1 in 19,386||$635|
|Match 4 plus Bonus||1 in 7,754||$60|
|Match 4||1 in 485||$33|
|Match 3 plus Bonus||1 in 363||$24|
|Match 3||1 in 35||Free Lotto Bonus ticket|
All New Zealand Lotto winnings are paid out in a tax-free cash lump sum.
For a small additional fee, players can add a Powerball number, ranging from 1 to 10, to their Lotto entry. In order to win the Powerball jackpot, players must match all six Lotto numbers and the Powerball. Visit the Powerball Prizes page to find out more about this supplementary game.
Strike! is played using the numbers drawn in the main New Zealand Lotto game. Introduced on 3rd April 1993, players have the chance to win extra prizes at a small additional cost. Strike! requires players to correctly match the first four Lotto numbers drawn in order to win NZD $100,000, known as Strike 4. Each time players do not match the four numbers in order, the top prize rolls over to the next draw, increasing in amount; however, it cannot roll over more than ten times. In addition to the top prize, there are three other prize tiers which are listed below:
- Strike 3 - which players have to match any three of the first four numbers to win NZD $800
- Strike 2 – which players have to match any two of the first four numbers to win NZD $80
- Strike 1 – players can win a free line of lotto Strike by matching just one of the first four numbers.
Formally an add-on to New Zealand Lotto, Strike! became an independent game on 5th April 2017.
The last televised Winning Wheel game took place on Saturday 4th July 2015.
Winning Wheel was launched in August 2004 and gave Lotto players an extra chance to win prizes for no extra cost. Each lottery ticket had a 16-digit Winning Wheel number (the same as the ticket serial number) and in every draw one certain number was drawn out. The player who matched this number was then awarded an all-expenses paid trip to the studio in Wellington where they had to spin the wheel to win a prize. The minimum guaranteed prize was NZ$25,000.