UK Mr Deakin, a businessman from South Wales was on holiday in Belgium when he realised he had won a 1.8 million (GBP) jackpot. He was so concerned about the safety of his winning ticket that he pinned it inside his shirt until he return to Porthcawl.
The New Zealand Lotto has paid out more than NZ$3.68 billion in Lotto prize money to over 62.4 million winners!
New Zealand Powerball is a little different. If you win a prize in the main Lotto, and have the winning Powerball on the same line, you win the Powerball prize in addition to the main Lotto prize.
New Zealand Lotto Powerball is fun and easy to play online.
Want to play New Zealand Powerball?
The minimum New Zealand Lotto Powerball jackpot prize is $4 million.
If the PowerBall is not won, there is a rollover until the following draw. When the Powerball jackpot reaches $30 million, the next game is a 'Must be won' game where, if there is still no jackpot winner, the prize fund is divided amongst the winners of the next prizes down.
The New Zealand lottery is run by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission (NZLC) and is New Zealand’s only gaming provider.
The New Zealand Lotto is 6 out of 40 lotto. The bonus ball is drawn from the same set of balls. You also need to purchase an extra number to play PowerBall.
In order to win the Powerball, you must first win the NZ Lotto jackpot (by matching 6 numbers with 6 balls drawn from the set of 40) and have the winning Powerball number on the same line.
The PowerBall is 1 ball drawn from a set 10 balls using second machine
New Zealand Powerball is drawn once per week on Saturdays and is televised on TV2.
|6 Balls + PowerBall||1 in 38,383,800|
|6 Balls||1 in 3,838,380|
|5 Balls + Bonus + PowerBall||1 in 6,397,300|
|5 Balls + Bonus||1 in 639,730|
|5 Balls + PowerBall||1 in 193,858|
|5 Balls||1 in 19,386|
|4 Balls + Bonus + PowerBall||1 in 77,543|
|4 Balls + Bonus||1 in 7,754|
|4 Balls + PowerBall||1 in 4,846|
|4 Balls||1 in 485|
|3 Balls + Balls + PowerBall||1 in 3,635|
|3 Balls + Bonus||1 in 363|
May 2006, NZ$17.9 million was won by a single combined Lotto and Powerball ticket holder in Kaeo, Northland.
June 2009, a NZ$36,890,255 prize was won by a single ticket sold at the Kuripuni Lotto and Post Shop in Masterton.
April 2008, NZ$19,054,243 was scooped on a single ticket which was purchased from a supermarket in New Plymouth.
October 2010, a single ticket won NZ$28,710,403. The winner came from Mobil Papakura.
The New Zealand Lotto started in August 1987 and in its first full year over NZ$64.5 million was won in lotto prizes.
In 1998, there were several 'extra' draws, one of which was courtesy of an unclaimed ticket sold in Blenheim six months earlier. It was worth NZ$1.5 million and was known as the Blenheim Bonus.
February 2001. Powerball, was launched as an enhancement to the NZ Lotto.
November 2002 saw several changes, a new-look logo, a new prize division for 4 numbers plus bonus and also a 'millionaire per week' draw, which was guaranteed to produce at least one millionaire from the Division One prize winners.
In August 2004, the 'millionaire per week' was withdrawn from NZ Lotto.
In October 2007, Powerball was changed to ten numbers and the minimum lotto prize was changed to NZ$3 million.
October 2008 saw the first 'Must Be Won' game, where the jackpot was rolled down to five Second Division winners. Each winner received NZ$6.1 million.
In October 2010, the minimum Powerball prize was raised to NZ$4 million.
If the NZ Powerball jackpot rises above 30 million(NZ$), the next draw becomes a 'Must be won' draw where, if still not won, the jackpot prize is divided among the winners of the next prize division.Play
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