New Zealand Powerball Prizes
The New Zealand Powerball First Division prize starts off at NZ$4 million before rising quickly through rollovers. When it reaches NZ$50 million, a ‘Must Be Won’ draw is called and, if no one wins the top prize, the whole lot is shared amongst the ticket holders in the next winning division.
The largest jackpot in history came on 29 February 2020, when a NZ$50 million Must Be Won draw was held following 17 consecutive rollovers. Two players matched all the numbers to land NZ$25 million each – one was an online player from Auckland and the other was a Hawke’s Bay mother who purchased her entry from Countdown Manukau City Mall in Auckland.
The biggest prize ever won by a single ticket holder was given away on 9th November 2016, when a couple from Dairy Flat won NZ$44 million.
A full breakdown of the odds and prize divisions for New Zealand Powerball can be found in the table below:
|1||6 main Lotto numbers and Powerball||1: 38,383,800|
|2||5 main Lotto numbers, Bonus Ball and Powerball||1: 6,397,300|
|3||5 main Lotto numbers and Powerball||1: 193,858|
|4||4 main Lotto numbers, Bonus Ball and Powerball||1: 77,543|
|5||4 main Lotto numbers and Powerball||1: 4,846|
|6||3 main Lotto numbers, Bonus Ball and Powerball||1: 3,635|
|7||3 main Lotto numbers and Powerball||1: 352|