To win the NZ Powerball jackpot, a ticket holder must match the six main Lotto numbers and Powerball number drawn. In the event that there is no jackpot winner, the New Zealand Powerball jackpot will roll to the next draw.
Once a threshold of NZD$50 million is reached, a special 'Must Be Won' draw is held where, if there is still no jackpot winner, the jackpot prize will roll down and be distributed between players in the next winning prize tier.
The biggest New Zealand Powerball jackpot wins are as follows:
The 'must be won' jackpot was won by one lucky ticket holder from the city of Dairy Flat, north of Auckland. This jackpot remains the largest prize won by a single ticket holder and the draw holds the record for the largest number of tickets sold in a single NZ Powerball draw.
A syndicate of four family members from Masterton won the $36 million jackpot. The syndicate, calling themselves ‘Irish Luck’, managed to scoop the first and second division prizes.
Two tickets shared this record jackpot. One winning ticket was purchased in Dannevirke and the other in Hamilton.
Despite there being no jackpot winner in the draw on 28th September 2013, a man from Auckland nevertheless became the surprising single biggest New Zealand Powerball winner as a result. There were no Match 6 plus Powerball winners in the draw and, as the jackpot had exceeded the NZD$30 million threshold, the funds rolled down to the next winning prize tier.
With only one ticket holder in the second tier, the ticket holder won the entire jackpot when he matched five of the main numbers, the Bonus Ball and the Powerball.
This jackpot was shared between five ticket holders in the first New Zealand Powerball 'Must Be Won' draw. The winning tickets were purchased in Auckland (1), Manukau (1), Wellington (2) and Reefton (1) and each won NZD$6.1 million. Ticket sales for the draw surpassed all previous draws.
The jackpot was won by a man who bought his ticket at a Mobil petrol station in Papakura, Auckland.
A young man won the $27 million jackpot after buying a ticket at AJ's Lotto outlet in Tauranga. The lucky player was on the way to the hairdressers, but it was closed and he opted to buy a lottery ticket instead.
An anonymous couple from Thames came forward to claim the $27.3 million prize. This prize is the largest ever lottery prize won in Thames.
The jackpot was won by Trevor Cooper, a supermarket checkout operator from Waikato. He bought the winning ticket in the town of Te Kauwhata.
New Zealand Powerball jackpots are paid in a tax free lump sum and winners have the option to remain anonymous.↑ To top
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