New Zealand Powerball Lottery
Latest Draw Predictions Statistics: Sat 21 Jan 2017
- Advanced Prediction
6 / 6of correctly predicted numbersno winningsview prediction
- Best User Prediction
5 / 6of correctly predicted numbers$62.00view prediction
- Wisdom of Crowd
5 / 6of correctly predicted numbersno winningsview prediction
- Best Algorithm Prediction
4 / 6of correctly predicted numbersno winningsview prediction
|1st Prize||6 + pb||$5,000,000|
|2nd Prize||match 6||$1,000,000|
|3rd Prize||match 5 + 2||$100,000|
|4th Prize||5 + 1||$3,000|
|6th Prize||match 5||$1,000|
|7th Prize||4 + 2||$200|
|8th Prize||4 + 1||$100|
|10th Prize||match 4||$35|
|11th Prize||3 + 2||$32|
|12th Prize||3 + 1||$25|
New Zealand Powerball was first introduced officially by the New Zealand Lotteries Commissions (NZLC) in February 2001. This lottery game is so popular because all prizes won by the players are tax-free. In this lottery game, players are offered a secondary prizes variety and competitive jackpots as well. When it was launched for the first time, there were only nine winning numbers to be drawn and the winner only got $ 1 million as the minimum prize (the maximum prize was $ 14 millions). Then, gradually, the amount of the maximum prize was raised to $ 30 millions and the minimum prize was raised to $ 4 millions.
6 years after this game was introduced, there was a change in drawing the winning numbers, from nine numbers to ten numbers. Because of this change, the minimum prize was also increased to $ 3 millions. The game gains its popularity from time to time for it gives the players more chance to increase their Lotto winnings.
The draw of the Powerball is held every Saturday night at 8 pm and broadcast on TV2 Channel and all participants can see the result of the game available online right after the numbers are drawn. This Powerball game is based on the result of the Lotto game. So, the Powerball game can only take place when the Lotto game has already taken place.
To win the biggest prize of the game, players must be able to match six numbers drawn in the Powerball with the six numbers drawn in the Lotto game.This is done for the first division draw. If there are no winners in this draw, then the jackpot will be moved on to the following draw. The draw will go on until it reaches $ 30 millions as the highest jackpot. Yet, if the limit time is met or passed, then a draw called “Must Be Won” is taken place. Then if the first division is not won yet, the jackpot prize will be shared or divided among the winners in the next highest division.
On October 16, 2010 a player from Papakura won the biggest jackpot prize and it was worth NZD $ 28,710,403 (NZD $ 28,309,882 from the Powerball jackpot and NZD $ 400,521 from the Lotto game). People from other countries can also join this game by purchasing the tickets online and they can pick up the numbers as well;