New Zealand Powerball

New Zealand is part of the Powerball family, along with South Africa Powerball and Australia Powerball. Playing the New Zealand Powerball allows you to enjoy the excitement of the US Powerball with the local flavor.

NZ Powerball can be played by New Zealanders as well as players from all over the world online, using lottery messenger services. With big jackpots, many secondary prizes, and amazingly good odds, this is a lottery you shouldn’t miss. Play New Zealand Powerball online and try your luck at winning a life-changing prize!

New Zealand Powerball Rules

The New Zealand Powerball rules are a bit different from the US Powerball game format. This is the only Powerball lottery where you need to choose 6 main numbers, instead of five, plus the Powerball to win the jackpot.

The main numbers are selected from a range of 1 to 40 and a bonus Powerball from 1 to 10.  There is also a bonus number which is used to award and boost secondary prizes.

As a result, there are 14 prize categories available, seven of which (jackpot included) require the Powerball number drawn from the second drum!

How to Play New Zealand Powerball Online

You can play Powerball New Zealand easily from anywhere in the world. Choosing to play online with theLotter guarantees that you will get official tickets, purchased on your behalf only from reputed sources. You can legally and safely play NZ Powerball (and many other popular lotteries) from the comfort of your home, without having to travel to buy physical tickets yourself, as the scanned copies will be sent to your personal account.

All you need to do is set up an account and start playing your favorite numbers. To save time, you can opt for the Quick Pick option which randomly selects the number for you. Using the online platform comes with special offers, discounts, as well as odd-increasing features you should definitely try!

Winning the New Zealand Powerball

To win the New Zealand Powerball jackpot you need to get all the 6 main numbers and the Powerball. The jackpot is NZ$5 million and is capped when it reaches NZ$50 million.

When the jackpot reaches the cap, a Must Be Won draw takes place, in which either the jackpot is won, or it is moved to the next highest winning prize category. The winners of that category will split the money.

Below you can see a complete overview of the seven main New Zealand prize divisions and the odds of winning each of them. To get an update on the results of the most recent draw and all the 14 divisions, you can check the latest New Zealand Powerball results online.

Prize DivisionMatchWinning Odds
Jackpot6 + PB1 in 38,383,800
2nd5 + B + PB1 in 6,397,300
3rd5 + PB1 in 193,858
4th4 + B + PB1 in 77,543
5th4 + PB1 in 4,846
6th3 + B + PB1 in 3,635
7th3 + PB1 in 352

New Zealand Powerball vs US Powerball

Although New Zealand Powerball is part of the Powerball family, there are some significant differences between the rules of playing the two lotteries. In the table below you can see what the two lotteries have in common and where they differ.

New Zealand PowerballCriteriaUS Powerball
1 in 38,383,800Odds of Winning the Jackpot1 in 292,201,338
6 Main Numbers + PowerballNumbers to Play5 Main Numbers + Powerball
NZ$44 millionRecord Jackpot$1.586 billion
14 (Jackpot Included)Number of Prize Divisions9 (Jackpot Included)
Wednesday & SaturdayDraw DaysThursday

New Zealand Powerball FAQs

Find answers to the most common questions about New Zealand Powerball! Discover how to play this lottery, what time the draws happen, and more useful information about this Powerball version.

How to play New Zealand Powerball?

New Zealand natives can play by buying physical tickets and submitting them. If you want to play from anywhere in the world you can use online lottery messenger services that allow you to purchase tickets without traveling to New Zealand!

When is the New Zealand Powerball draw?

The official New Zealand Powerball draws happen twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. Canberra time. Make sure you submit your tickets a few hours before the draw to make sure you are eligible for one of the NZ Powerball prizes!

How many numbers are in the Powerball NZ? 

The Powerball NZ includes 6 main numbers, an additional Powerball and a bonus number extracted from the third barrel. The bonus ball is used to award and boost secondary prize divisions. The 6 main numbers are selected from a range of 1-60, while the additional Powerball is chosen from a range of 1-10.

Don’t miss your chance to play New Zealand Powerball online! You could become the next jackpot winner and win a life-changing sum. Make the best of those encouraging winning odds offered by NZ Powerball and get ready for the next draw. Good luck!


New Zealand Powerball Results