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New Zealand Powerball Winners

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:

NZD$44 million won on 9th November 2016

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.

NZD$38 million won on 22nd November 2017

The jackpot was shared between two ticket holders. One ticket was sold at Fresh Choice supermarket in Greytown and the other ticket was sold at the New World store in Warkworth. The Warkworth winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

The jackpot is the second largest jackpot ever won in New Zealand lottery history.

NZD$36 million won on 24th June 2009

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.

NZD$35.2 million won on 9th April 2011

Two tickets shared this record jackpot. One winning ticket was purchased in Dannevirke and the other in Hamilton.

NZD$33 million won on 28th September 2013

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.

NZD$30.5 million won on 18th October 2008

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.

NZD$30.2 million won on 16th September 2017

A single ticket holder from Taupo won the first division prize. The ticket was sold at Richmond Superette in Taupo.

NZD$28.7 million won on 16th October 2010

The jackpot was won by a man who bought his ticket at a Mobil petrol station in Papakura, Auckland.

NZD$27 million won on 12th September 2012

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.

NZD$27.3 million won on 30th May 2017

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.

NZD$26 million won on March 2012

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.

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