New Zealand Powerball FAQs


1. When does the New Zealand Powerball draw take place?

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night at 20.00 local time.

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2. What time do ticket sales close?

Ticket sales close at 19.30 local time on the night of the draw.

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3. How do I win playing New Zealand Powerball?

To become a Powerball winner, you must match at least three main numbers drawn as well as the Powerball and matching six main numbers and the Powerball will win the jackpot. Even if you don't manage to match the Powerball number, you could still win in the main Lotto draw.

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4. Can I play if I do not live in New Zealand?

Yes, you can play New Zealand Powerball online. Find out more on the Buy Tickets page.

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5. If I win, how long do I have to claim a prize?

New Zealand Powerball prizes must be claimed within twelve months of the draw date.

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6. How old do I have to be to play the Powerball?

There is no age limit to purchase tickets for New Zealand Lotto or Powerball, but to choose your numbers online from overseas, you must be 18 years or over.

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7. Are winnings taxable?

Lottery prizes in New Zealand are tax free, but those who play online may be liable for taxes in their resident country and are advised to check with local experts.

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8. Does the New Zealand Powerball have a minimum guaranteed jackpot?

The minimum jackpot is NZD$4 million.

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9. Does the Powerball have a rollover limit or jackpot cap?

The maximum jackpot is NZD$50 million - if the prize total reaches this and is not won in the following draw then the amount is shared among winners in the next prize tier.

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10. What is the biggest jackpot ever won on the New Zealand Powerball?

The biggest ever jackpot won on the New Zealand Powerball was NZD$ 44 million in November 2016. The ticket belonged to a young couple from the Hibiscus Coast in Auckland.

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11. When is the next draw?

The next New Zealand Powerball draw is on Sat 25th November.

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12. What does the New Zealand Powerball jackpot currently stand at?

The next New Zealand Powerball jackpot is currently estimated at NZD$ .

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