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How to play Instant Lotto games with your mobile at Lotto NZ and win?

How to play Instant Lotto games with your mobile at Lotto NZ and win?

How to play Instant Lotto games with your mobile at Lotto NZ and win
How to play Instant Lotto games with your mobile at Lotto NZ and win

You can play Instant Lotto NZ with My Lotto’s new instant play feature. Instant Play is a range of fun online games that give you the chance to win instant prizes. The lotto games can be played from NZ$0.50 to NZ$5 and you can play with your smartphone be it Android or iPhone and you can win a prize of up to NZ$100,000.

How to play Instant lotto games at Lotto NZ and win
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Here’s step by step guide as how to play Instant Lotto games with your mobile.

First, go to iTunes or Lotto NZ site and download the Lotto NZ app all free. Android players can download it from my Lotto NZ site and iOS mobile gamers can have it from iTunes.

Lotto NZ- How to play Instant Lotto Games with your mobile
Lotto NZ- How to play Instant lotto games with mobile

Next, you will have to register yourself if you are a new player with your mobile. This registration form needs to be filled by you where you enter your email, name, create a log in password, your gender, location and city where you live in NZ, and get security questions to answer it in case you lose your login password and then enter your email preference and tap on the button register now.

A verification link will be sent to the email that you entered. Tap on the link and verify that you are 18 plus of age to play Instant lotto.

Lotto NZ- How to play Instant Lotto Games
Lotto NZ- How to play Instant lotto games with mobile- Verify your account

You will then be asked to NZ bank account number and mention your spending limits to have responsible gambling. This will also help keep your online tickets secure.

Now go to the Instant lotto games lobby and select the game you wish to play

Games to Select

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Lotto NZ- How to play Instant lotto games with mobile- Verify your account

Instant lotto games cost $0.5- $5.

To play Instant lotto games you click on the game which will then load onto your mobile screen. In the game, you need to reveal numbers or whatever the game rule demands.  You click on the prize to reveal the game’s prize. Click on bonus to reveal the potential prize multiplier. Each game is played differently – check out each Instant Play game for information on how to play.

If you select “Try”, no money will be deducted from your account, and you will be given the chance to play a demo version of that Instant Play game, so any prizes revealed will not actually be awarded to you.

How to buy ticket for Instant lotto games NZ with mobile
Lotto NZ- How to play Instant lotto games with mobile- Verify your account

To buy the ticket for Instant lotto you need to open a MyLotto account with a New Zealand bank account and a New Zealand-issued Visa or MasterCard.

If you don’t have a New Zealand-issued Visa or MasterCard, you will need to send copies of any two of the following forms of ID:

  • Passport
  • New Zealand Drivers Licence
  • Firearms Licence
  • New Zealand Birth Certificate
  • New Zealand Marriage Certificate
  • Document evidencing a bank account in your name (e.g. deposit slip)
  • New Zealand-issued International Drivers Licence

You can deposit funds into your MyLotto account either by credit card (Visa, Visa Debit, or MasterCard only) or from your bank account using phone banking or online bill payment as said above.

To top up online with mobile

  • Login to MyLotto
  • Tap the balance icon in the top right of the screen
  • Click the ‘Top Up’ button
  • You will see options to top up with a linked credit card or via mobile banking

Weekly top-up amount: There is a weekly top-up limit of $150. This is the maximum amount you can deposit to your Player Funds per week.

Minimum and maximum deposits: For a single transaction, the minimum deposit amount is $1. The maximum deposit amount is $150. Also, note that any deposit you make cannot cause your Player Funds balance to exceed $999.

All of your tickets, past and present, can be viewed in ‘Financial history’ which is under ‘My funds’ in ‘My Account > Settings’.

‘Financial history’ also shows when and how much has been deposited and withdrawn from your MyLotto account.

If you change the credit card linked to your MyLotto account, you may see a ‘pending transaction’, ‘authorization’, or ‘hold’ on your card statement. This will usually appear as a $1 transaction.

This does not take any funds from your account and is used to check that the card you are using is valid. The transaction will be reversed or will disappear from your account within 5-7 days, depending on your bank.

Setting up MyLotto Account

Limit toplay Instant lotto games NZ
Lotto NZ- How to play Instant lotto games with mobile- Limit to play

The total MyLotto weekly and monthly spending limits are $150 and $500 respectively. Within this allowance, the spending limit for Instant Play is $50 per week. You can also set your own personal spending limits lower than Lotto NZ’s rules.

If you want to set or change your personal spending limits within Lotto’s current allowance, login into MyLotto, click on your account balance, then ‘Settings’, then ‘Spending limits’.

Your weekly spending limit will reset on the following Sunday and your monthly spending limit will reset on the first day of the next month.

Spending Limits

Lotto NZ- How to play Instant lotto games NZ and win
Lotto NZ- How to play Instant lotto games with mobile- Limit to play

The results of each Instant Play ticket will be displayed at the end of the gameplay. You can also view the outcome of completed tickets under “My Tickets”.

Winning tickets for Lotto NZ games are eligible to claim prizes for 12 months from the date of the draw for which they were purchased. Instant Kiwi prizes can be claimed up to 12 months from the closing date of the game.

Any prizes unclaimed after this date are returned to the prize pool for use in future promotions.

All Lotto stores have ‘Lost, Stolen or Damaged Ticket’ forms that can be filled in and sent to Lotto’s claims department.

Tickets bought in the app or online cannot be canceled once the purchase has been confirmed. However, the lotto makes sure that you get the chance to check you’re happy with your purchase before you click ‘Buy Now. You are able to cancel tickets purchased in-store as long as it is on the same day, at the same store and before the draw.

Also, note that you cannot take a printed My Lotto ticket to a store for checking or claiming a prize. While you are able to print your MyLotto tickets for your own records, these cannot be checked at a retail Lotto store.

But it’s really easy to check your ticket online after the draw has taken place – you can even watch an animated draw that checks the numbers on your ticket as the balls are drawn. MyLotto will automatically check all tickets overnight following the draw and let you know via your account if you have won any prizes.

To withdraw funds or your wins from your account, simply follow these steps below:

  • Login to your account
  • Tap the balance icon in the top right of the screen
  • Go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Withdraw funds’ then follow the instructions
    The funds will be deposited into your nominated bank account and the minimum amount you can withdraw is $10. There may be a delay from when you make the withdrawal to when the funds show in your account – this will depend on your bank and could be up to three days.

Note that  Instant Play Hours are from Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun and is 6.30 am to 10:10 pm

To get support while playing with the mobile app you can call at 0800 695 6886 or email at customersupport@mylotto.co.nz

Also, each night lotto system becomes unavailable to enable it to process the day’s transactions, typically from 11 pm to 6.30 am. During these times, the app will be offline. You can check your tickets at any other time. If the app is not available to you outside of these hours.

Also if you’re on an iPhone and getting a message that says “the Lotto NZ App is only available in New Zealand”, (but you are actually in New Zealand) you might need to change your phone’s location settings for the App.

This setting is required by Apple’s terms and conditions to ensure that lottery products are geo-restricted to the location of the lottery provider.

  • To edit your location services settings:
  • Navigate to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and toggle this to on.
  • Then select Lotto NZ App icon and allow location services ‘While Using the App’.

Remember the latest version of the official Lotto NZ App lets you create and manage a MyLotto account, play new Instant Play games, buy Lotto, Powerball, Strike and Keno tickets or set up a Lotto Subscription. You can also check Lotto and Keno results, watch a virtual draw for tickets bought online and scan paper tickets to see if you’re a winner. The Lotto NZ APP is compatible with Android 5.0 upwards and iOS 9.0 upwards.