How to play NZ Lotto
Lotto is our original Saturday night lottery game and the starting point for playing to win on both Wednesdays and Saturdays. You can choose to play Powerball and Strike too, however you must play Lotto first. You can play just Lotto, Lotto and Powerball, Lotto and Strike or all three games together.
The aim of the games is to match the numbers on a line of your ticket to the winning numbers for that particular draw.
Watch the draw when it's shown live every Wednesday at approximately 8.20pm and Saturday night at 8pm on TV One.
How much is NZ Lotto
Lotto costs 60 cents per line. If you’re picking your own numbers, you must choose a minimum of four lines, which will cost you $2.40. You can also play Dips, which range from $4.80 to $12 for Lotto.
Strike costs $1 per line. You can add 1 to 20 lines of Strike to your Lotto ticket.
Powerball costs 60 cents per line. If you’re picking your own numbers, you must choose a minimum of four lines of both Lotto and Powerball, which will cost you $4.80. You can also play Dips, which range from $9.60 to $24 for Lotto Powerball.
Picking your own numbers
If you like a bit more control, or have some favourite numbers you want to play, picking your own numbers is the way to go.
Picking your own is super easy with our ticket builder. Simply use the number selector to pick six numbers between 1 and 40 to get one line of Lotto. You need to pick a minimum of four lines on a ticket and you can choose more if you’re feeling lucky!
Although the organisations are predominantly state-based, Australia has a number of national lottery games. Currently, Tattersall's and the state-owned lotteries operate as a bloc to jointly conduct the national games, pooling their entries and winnings. For example, Tattersall's administers the Saturday Lotto (known as Tattslotto in its jurisdictions), Oz Lotto and Powerball games on behalf of the bloc; similarly, South NZLotteries operate the NZSoccer Pools on behalf of the other operators. The major operators also market lottery games traditionally running in their own jurisdiction, however recently some of these have become "multi-state" games, if not national.
NZlotteries are subject to many regulations, which generally vary by state. The minimum age to purchase lottery products is 18.
Picking a dip
Dips are the easy, no fuss way to play Lotto, Powerball and Strike. Simply choose which Dip you would like and the computer will randomly pick your numbers for you. Take a look at the options outlined below:
To play just Lotto, choose a Lucky Dip. There are four Lucky Dips priced from $4.80 (8 lines of Lotto) to $12 (20 lines of Lotto).
To play Lotto and Powerball, choose a Power Dip. There are four Power Dips priced from $9.60 (8 lines of Lotto and 8 lines of Powerball) to $24 (20 lines of Lotto and 20 lines of Powerball).
To play Lotto, Powerball and Strike, choose a Triple Dip. There are four Triple Dips priced from $14 (10 lines of Lotto, 10 lines of Powerball and 2 lines of Strike) to $26 (20 lines of Lotto, 20 lines of Powerball and 2 lines of Strike).
Adding Strike to your Lotto ticket
The aim of Strike is to pick the first four Lotto numbers in the correct order – the more you pick in the right order, the more you win. To play Strike you need to pick four numbers between 1 and 40 and the order you think they will be drawn. For example, if you think number 23 will be the first number drawn on the night, pick that number first on your ticket.
Remember, Strike is an add on game, which means you need to play Lotto first. Like Lotto, you can either pick your own numbers using the ticket builder, or you can play a Dip. You can play as few as one line or as many as 20 lines of Strike!
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Adding Powerball to your Lotto ticket
The aim of Powerball is to select the correct Powerball number that is drawn. You need to play Lotto in order to play Powerball. Powerball has its own numbers and a separate draw, which happens immediately after the Lotto draw.
To play Powerball, simply pick one number from between 1 and 10 for each Lotto line on your ticket. Looking at your ticket, the Powerball number sits at the end of the Lotto line in its own special ‘Powerball’ column.
You can choose to have the same Powerball number for all of your Lotto lines, or mix it up. You can pick your Powerball number(s) yourself or get a random selection. The choice is yours!
NZ lotteries are subject to many regulations. The minimum age to purchase lottery products is 18.
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To provide the most up-to-date and accurate lotto statistics, the numerical information on NZ-LOTTO.COM is updated within minutes of the different lottery draws taking place and is thoroughly checked. To view information for a lottery, simply choose the option you like from below including the most common numbers, consecutive number patterns, distribution of odds versus evens and bell curve statistics.
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