The New Zealand Powerball, along with South Africa Powerball and Australia Powerball, takes the excitement of the US Powerball and add a local twist.
These games have similar rules and each of them offers players enormous prizes every week! The NZ Powerball is available to players in New Zealand but also to players from all around the world, online, via theLotter, the world-leading lottery messenger service.
If you are looking for big jackpots, loads of secondary prizes, and fantastically good winning odds, then this is the right game for you! Play New Zealand Powerball online for a chance to win big!Find out more about the New Zealand Powerball, how to play the game and the huge prizes you can win if you put in your ticket!
How Do You Play New Zealand Powerball?
If you’ve ever bought a US Powerball ticket, then you’ll be familiar with how to play New Zealand Powerball. All you have to do is choose your numbers like this:
- Choose your 6 main numbers from 1 to 40.
- Choose your Powerball number from 1 to 10.
- Match all the 6 main nos. and the Powerball to win the jackpot. (Min. NZ$5 Million)
The New Zealand Powerball is the only game in the Powerball family with 6 main numbers instead of 5. It also features a bonus ball used for awarding and boosting secondary prizes.
The minimum New Zealand Powerball jackpot is NZ$5 million and is capped at NZ$50 million. If the jackpot reaches the cap, a Must Be Won draw occurs in which either the jackpot is won, or it is added to the next highest winning prize category to be split among the winners in that category.
When Are the NZ Powerball Draws?
The official draws in the NZ Powerball take place twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday at 6 PM, Canberra time, giving players plenty of chances to win a prize.
How Do You Win the New Zealand Powerball?
You have to match all 6 main numbers – plus the Powerball – to win the New Zealand Powerball jackpot. There are also six secondary prizes that you could win if you guess some of the NZ Powerball numbers. For some of these, you also have to guess the bonus ball.
|1st||⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴||1: 38,383,800|
|3rd||⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴||1: 193,858|
|7th||⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴||1: 352|
⚪ – Main Number 🔴 – Powerball 🔵 – Bonus Ball
If you check the US Powerball results, you will see that the jackpots and second prizes are usually larger in the US Powerball. However, New Zealand Powerball offers incredible winning odds and a whopping 7 prize categories in total.
How Do You Play New Zealand Powerball Online?
Playing New Zealand Powerball online is legal, convenient, and fun! Simply choose your numbers online just like you would in person, except with a mouse instead of a pen, and a lottery ticket messenger service buys a physical ticket that matches your online entry. The messenger service scans and uploads your ticket to your account and keeps the actual ticket in a safe in case it’s a winner. Try it! Play New Zealand Powerball online today!
US Powerball vs. NZ Powerball
The two Powerball games have similar rules – you have to match a set of main numbers and the Powerball to win the jackpot. The US Powerball first prize starts at $20 million, while the first prize in the NZ Powerball starts at NZ$5 million. While the American version of the game does not feature a cap for its jackpot, the NZ version tops jackpots at NZ$50 million.
The current record in the US Powerball is $2.04 billion, but such a prize comes at quite difficult odds. The New Zealand Powerball offers its players a 1 in 38,383,800 chance of scooping the jackpot, while the US version offers a much higher 1 in 292,201,338 chance of becoming a jackpot winner. Each of the two games offers advantages and both of them are certainly worth taking a chance in!
|US Powerball||NZ Powerball|
|Game Rules||⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ (1-69)
+ 🔴 (1-25)
+ 🔴 (1-10)
|Jackpot Odds||1 in 292,201,338||1 in 38,383,800|
|Jackpot Amount||Min. $20M
Record $2.04 Billion
New Zealand Powerball Results
If you have played NZ Powerball, it’s time to find out how your numbers did! Below you can find the latest New Zealand Powerball results. These are updated after each official draw. Take a look to see if you are the New Zealand Powerball jackpot winner! Here are the results of the 10 most recent draws!