How to Play New Zealand Powerball

New Zealand Powerball Players must purchase a minimum of four Lotto lines, opting to play their own six numbers between 1 and 40 or, if they are playing ten or more lines, selecting a Dip which randomly chooses the numbers. They must then choose a Powerball number between 1 and 10 for each of their lines.

The Powerball result is decided using two different machines: one contains a pool of balls numbered 1 to 40 and the six main numbers, as well as the Bonus ball, are drawn from this pool. This combination forms the main NZ Lotto game. The second machine contains balls numbered 1 to 10 and the single ball that is drawn is the Powerball. The jackpot is won by matching all six Lotto numbers and the Powerball.

How to Choose Your Numbers

There are many different techniques when it comes to selecting which numbers to play. Some players choose numbers that correspond to important dates in their lives, however this method doesn't account for the numbers 32 to 40 being drawn. Another approach is to study the statistics of the game and select numbers that are drawn most and least often. Alternatively, other players rely on luck, selecting the Dip option or trusting the Number Generator to land them a Powerball prize. However you choose your numbers, every ticket stands exactly the same chance of winning the jackpot.

Draw Information

Draws are held every Wednesday at 20.20 New Zealand Standard Time and every Saturday at 20.00 NZST. TV One broadcasts the draws live and you can also watch them on TVNZ OnDemand shortly after they have taken place.

Where to Buy Tickets

New Zealand Powerball can be played online or from any authorised lottery retailer throughout the country. Anyone can play Powerball, not just those living in New Zealand. Players from all over the world can take part in every draw by using a lottery concierge service. Simply open an online account, select a payment method and pick your numbers; it's that simple. You will be notified by email if you win a prize and most winnings can be transferred directly into your account. For more information, visit the Buy Tickets page.

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