How do you play Powerball, strike Lotto NZ, and instantly find the results?

Powerball and Strike Lotto NZ
How to play Powerball and Strike Lotto NZ and instantly find the results – Step-by-Step Guide

Powerball and Strike are the lottery games to play if you want the chance to win big prizes. You can play twice a week, withdraw on Wednesday and Saturday.

The game aims to match the numbers on your ticket to the ones drawn.

Lotto Strike was introduced in April 1993 and cost $1 and you can add to your  ticket four Lotto Strike numbers. The objective is to match these numbers, in exact order, with the first four numbers of the Lotto draw.

The current minimum jackpot for the “Strike 4” prize is $100,000, and increases by that amount until won, or until the jackpot reaches $700,000 or the tenth draw without a winner.

Powerball was introduced in February 2001. A line may be “enhanced” by the purchase of a Powerball number. If Powerball is played, a minimum of four Powerball numbers must be purchased per ticket, at the cost of $0.80 per line.

The Powerball number is a number between 1 and 10, drawn from a separate machine from the main Lotto draw.

If the winning Powerball number is on the same line as a winning line of Lotto, the ticket holder wins a share of the Powerball prize pool in addition to the prize won from the main Lotto draw.

How do you play Powerball and strike Lotto NZ?

How to Play Powerball and Strike Lotto NZ
How to play Powerball and Strike Lotto NZ

First, you must play the lotto to play Powerball and Strike. Lotto can be just Lotto, Lotto and Powerball, Lotto and Strike, or all three games together.

Buy the ticket from the lottery retailer. Buy tickets with your mobile device using the Lotto NZ App or online.

Play Powerball and Strike Lotto NZ with App
How to play Powerball and Strike Lotto NZ with the app

The games aim to match the numbers on a line of your ticket to the winning numbers for that particular draw.

To Play Lotto

How to play Lotto NZ
How to play Lotto NZ
  • You need six numbers (1 to 40) to play Lotto to make a line on your ticket. You need to play at least four lines to enter a draw.
  • You can pick your numbers or play a Dip, where random numbers are chosen for you by our system.
  • At each live Lotto draw six winning Lotto numbers plus one bonus ball are drawn.
  • There are seven Lotto Prize Divisions. Division 1 is the top prize. To win Division 1, you must match all six winning Lotto numbers on a single line of your ticket.
  • Division 7 is the most accessible division to win. To win, you must match three of the winning Lotto numbers on a single line of your ticket.

Adding Strike To Your Lotto Ticket

How to add Strike to Lotto NZ
How to add Strike to Lotto NZ

Match any of the first four Lotto balls in the order they’re drawn to win with Strike – match all four, and you’ve won the top prize, Strike Four!

The winning numbers must be on the same line as your ticket. Add Strike to any Lotto or Powerball ticket or play independently for $1 per line.

Remember, Strike is an add-on to the game, meaning you must play Lotto first. Like Lotto, you can either pick your numbers using the ticket builder or play a dip.

You can play as few as one line or as many as 20 lines of Strike!

Adding Powerball To Your Lotto Ticket

How to add Powerball to Lotto NZ
Adding Powerball to your Lotto ticket

Add a Powerball to any Lotto line to be in to win the big Powerball jackpot. To play Powerball, you must add a Powerball number between 1 and 10 to each line of your Lotto ticket. Your prize gets even bigger if a winning Lotto line has the correct Powerball number.

Powerball aims to select the correct Powerball number that is drawn. You need to play Lotto to play Powerball. Powerball has its numbers and a separate draw immediately after the Lotto draw.

Looking at your ticket, the Powerball number sits at the end of the Lotto line in its special ‘Powerball’ column.

You can choose to have the same Powerball number for all your Lotto lines or mix it up. You can pick your Powerball number(s) yourself or get a random selection. The choice is yours!

Choose Any Of The Three Ways To Play

1. Buy a Dip

Buy a Dip
Buy a Dip

Dips are the easy, no-fuss way to play. Pick the Dip you want to play, and the lottery system will select random numbers. You can play Dips for Lotto, Lotto + Powerball, Lotto + Powerball + Strike or Strike.

To play just Lotto, choose a Lucky Dip. Four Lucky Dips are priced from $4.80 (8 lines of Lotto) to $12 (20 lines of Lotto).

To play Lotto and Powerball, choose a Power Dip. Four Power Dips are 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).

2. Pick Your Numbers:

Hpw to play Powerball and Strike Lotto NZ- Choose your own numbers
How to play Powerball and Strike Lotto NZ- Pick your numbers

Use the number selector to pick six numbers between 1 and 40 for each line of Lotto. You need to play at least four lines of Lotto on a ticket and can play more if you’re lucky! For more chances to win, you can add Powerball and Strike.

3. Create Favourite

Create Favourite
Create Favourite

When you buy a ticket, you’ll have the option to save it as a Favourite. You can also save any active tickets as Favourite, or when buying a ticket online or with an app, use the given button to create a Favourite without buying a ticket.

How Much Is New Zealand Lotto?

Lotto costs 60 cents per line. If you’re picking your numbers, you must choose at least four lines, costing 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 numbers, you must choose at least four lines of Lotto and Powerball, which will cost you $4.80. You can also play Dips, which range from $9.60 to $24 for Lotto Powerball.

The Jackpots To Win

The Jackpots to win
The Jackpots to win
  • The Lotto First Division prize is $1 million for every draw. If more than one person wins, the prize is shared equally amongst the winners.
  • The Powerball jackpot starts at $4 million and increases with each draw until it’s won or until it reaches $50 million, when a Must Be Won will be called.
  • Like Lotto, if more than one person wins the Powerball First Division, the prize is shared equally amongst the winners.
  • The Strike Four jackpot starts at $100,000 and grows each draw until it’s won or reaches $700,000, when a Must Be Won will be called. If more than one person wins Strike Four, the prize is shared equally between the winners.

When Is The Draw?

Lotto is drawn at approximately 8.20 pm every Wednesday and 8 pm every Saturday. The draw is broadcast live on TV1 and will also be available on TVNZ OnDemand shortly afterwards. Also, check results online that are available from 9.15 pm.

If you bought a ticket online or with the Lotto NZ app and are a winner, you’ll get a message in your MyLotto account the morning after the draw. Check your results online now.

Plus, if you win a prize of over $1,000, you’ll also get an email telling you about the big news and how to claim your prize.

Tickets bought in-store can be checked at any Lotto NZ outlet or the Lotto NZ App. If you’re lucky enough to win over $1,000, you can claim your prize in-store at any Lotto store or in person from Lotto NZ’s Auckland head office. 

Note that New Zealand lotteries are subject to many regulations. The minimum age to purchase lottery products is 18.

FAQs

What are Powerball and Strike Lotto in New Zealand?

Powerball and Strike are popular lottery games in New Zealand.

Powerball involves selecting numbers for the main draw and an additional Powerball number, while Strike requires you to pick four numbers from 1 to 40.

How do I play Powerball?

To play Powerball, select six numbers from 1 to 40 for the main draw and one additional Powerball number from a separate set of numbers.

Matching numbers with the drawn results can win you prizes, with bigger rewards for matching more numbers.

How do I play Strike?

In Strike, choose four numbers from 1 to 40. The order of the numbers doesn’t matter. You win a prize if your selected numbers match the drawn results in the exact order.

Where can I buy Powerball and Strike tickets?

You can buy Powerball and Strike tickets at authorized retailers throughout New Zealand and online through the official Lotto NZ website or app.

What are the draw days and times for Powerball and Strike?

Powerball and Strike draws occur on Wednesdays and Saturdays at around 8:20 PM NZST.

How do I find out if I’ve won?

You can check your ticket against the drawn numbers to see if you’ve won. Use the official Lotto NZ app, website, or other reputable sources to find the results quickly.

Can I check my ticket using the official Lotto NZ app?

Yes, the official Lotto NZ app offers a ticket scanner feature that allows you to scan your physical ticket using your mobile device’s camera to check if you’ve won.

Are the Powerball and Strike results available instantly after the draw?

Yes, the results for Powerball and Strike are usually available shortly after the draw is completed.

You can check them using the official app, website, or other trusted sources.

Are there any prizes for matching some but not all numbers?

Both Powerball and Strike offer prizes for matching various combinations of numbers, even if you don’t match all the winning numbers.

The prizes vary based on the number of matches and the specific game rules.

What happens if I win a prize?

If you win a prize, you can claim it at authorized retailers or through official Lotto NZ channels.

Larger prizes may require you to visit a Lotto NZ office in person to claim your winnings.

Can I play Powerball and Strike online?

You can play Powerball and Strike online through the official Lotto NZ website or app. Use trusted and authorized platforms to ensure a safe gaming experience.

Is there a minimum age to play Powerball and Strike?

You must be 18 or older in New Zealand to play lottery games like Powerball and Strike.

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Kamal Kaur

Kamal Kaur

Kamal Kaur has been an integral voice in the New Zealand gaming landscape for years.

As a senior writer for PokiesMobile NZ, Kamal brings rich experiences from her diverse background.

Born in India and later migrating to New Zealand, she effortlessly blends her cultural insights with a deep love for gaming.

Kamal is renowned for her in-depth game analysis, player strategies, and knack for spotting industry trends.