Kiwis have their own version of the American Powerball. This game is very unique eventhough it is inspired by the US version as it acts as a supplementary game to the popular New Zealand Lotto.
The New Zealand Powerball was first introduced back in February 2001 with a slightly different format which has seen some changes over the years to become what it is now.
New Zealand Powerball Rules
To play New Zealand Powerball, you will need to select 7 numbers as follows:
- Select 6 numbers from 1 to 40 for the New Zealand Lotto
- Select the additional number Powerball, from 1 to 10 to play the New Zealand Powerball
If you guess right these 7 numbers, you scoop the Powerball NZ jackpot! The jackpot starts at NZ$ 4 Million and can reach NZ$ 50 Million!!!
If you guess some of the numbers only, you can still win a New Zealand Powerball as it offers 14 prizes overall!
When are the New Zealand Powerball draws?
New Zealand Powerball draws take place twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday, at 6 p.m., Canberra time. You can check the latest New Zealand Powerball results in the section below. The results are posted online shortly after the draw takes place.
New Zealand Powerball Results
Find the last 10 results of the New Zealand Powerball right below.
New Zealand Powerball jackpot
The jackpot of the Kiwi Powerball starts at NZ$4 Million. It can grow up to NZ$50 Million (maximum cap of the New Zealand Powerball jackpot).
The New Zealand Powerball record jackpot was scooped in November 2016. A lovely couple from the Hibiscus Coast won NZ$ 44 Million (NZ$ 44,066,667 to be exact)!
New Zealand Powerball prizes & odds
The New Zealand Powerball lottery features six secondary prize tiers as well. To win a prize, you must match at least 3 main numbers + Powerball.
You have a chance in 38,383,800 to scoop the New Zealand Powerball jackpot and a chance in 352 to scoop the 7th prize. See the prizes you could win at this amazing Powerball as well as all the odds in the table below:
|Prize Division||Match||Odds of Winning|
|Jackpot||⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴||1 in 38,383,800|
|Second Prize||⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴 + 🔵||1 in 6,397,300|
|Third Prize||⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴||1 in 193,858|
|Fourth Prize||⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴 + 🔵||1 in 77,543|
|Fifth Prize||⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴||1 in 4,846|
|Sixth Prize||⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴 + 🔵||1 in 3,635|
|Seventh Prize||⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴||1 in 352|
🔴 Bonus Ball in red – 🔵 Powerball in blue
What’s more: all New Zealand Powerball prizes are 100% tax-free!
New Zealand Powerball vs US Powerball
You don’t know wether you want to play US Powerball or the Kiwi Powerball? We have prepared a comparative table of the two to help you make your choice.
|Australia Powerball||Criteria||US Powerball|
|1 in 38,383,800||Odds of Winning the Jackpot||1 in 292,201,338|
|6 Main Numbers + Powerball||Numbers to Play||5 Main Numbers + Powerball|
|NZ$ 44 Million||Record Jackpot||$1.586 Billion|
|14 (Jackpot Included)||Number of Prize Divisions||9 (Jackpot Included)|
|Wednesday & Saturday||Draw Days||Monday, Wednesday & Saturday|
As you can see New Zealand Powerball’s jackpot doesn’t get as big as US Powerball, but the odds favor you more with the New Zealand version.
PS: You can buy your US Powerball tickets online!
- There are 4 different Powerballs worlwide: the most know probably remains the US Powerball. We all know about the Australia Powerball as well, but did you know there is also a South Africa Powerball you could try?
New Zealand Powerball FAQ
Overall, you have to guess 6 main numbers (from 1 to 40) and the Powerball number (from 1 to 10) if you want to scoop the Powerball NZ jackpot. Another Bonus Ball is also extracted as to boost secondary prize divisions.
New Zealand Powerball draws take place on Wednesday and Saturday, at 6 p.m., Canberra time.
To play New Zealand Powerball you need to:
– select 6 numbers from 1 to 40
– select the additional number Powerball, from 1 to 10