New Zealand Powerball
New Zealand Powerball offering exciting jackpots and secondary prize categories with amazing winning odds found only in New Zealand! The draw takes place once a week on a Saturday night.
New Zealand Powerball Winning Numbers
Draw Date: 12/16/2017 8:20:00 PM
Draw Results: 11 - 19 - 23 - 28 - 30 - 33, Powerball 3
Next Draw Date: 12/20/2017 8:20:00 PM
Next Draw Jackpot: NZD 6,000,000
The New Zealand Powerball is run by the NZ Lotteries, which operates all of the lotteries in this country and it is an optional game played alongside the New Zealand Lotto, which is drawn prior to the Powerball.
The winning numbers are chosen from a drum of 1-40, and the Powerball is an additional number, chosen from a separate drum with a guess range of 1-10. The Powerball also helps you win the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th divisions! In addition to the Powerball, the NZ Powerball also has a bonus ball, which is selected at the draw from main drum.
The draws work in the New Zealand Powerball by using two different machines. One machine contains balls ranging from 1 – 40 and at first six numbers are drawn which are the main numbers for the NZ Lotto game. Then a Bonus Ball is picked out from the remaining 34 numbers to help players win supplementary prizes. The second machine contains balls ranging from 1 – 10 and one ball is drawn from this machine, which is the Powerball. So, not only is it possible for players to win both the Lotto and the Powerball but to win the Powerball jackpot players must match all six numbers from the main lotto game first – so in effect, if you win the Powerball, you win twice.
To win first division New Zealand Powerball, the winner must first win Lotto first division, and have the winning Powerball number on the same line. The prize for first division is very large: a minimum of $4 million, but with the chances of winning one-tenth of the odds of winning an equivalent prize in the main draw. New Zealand Powerball First Division can jackpot to a maximum of $30 million. Once the limit is met or passed, a "Must Be Won" week must be held in which, if First Division is not won, the First Division jackpot must be split amongst the winners of the next highest division for which there are winners.
New Zealand Powerball draws take place once a week on a Saturday night at 20.00 UTC at the Avalon Studios in Lower Hutt, Wellington.
They are broadcast live on television on channel TV2, however they will be available to view online here shortly after the draws has taken place.