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Lotto NZ results

The purpose of our team is to help our readers always stay aware of the latest news and trends in the world of lotteries. In particular, we are glad to offer a review of Lotto NZ, a lottery that we do believe is worth your attention. When preparing the review, we were trying to cover all the game-play aspects that might be important to an average player, especially as far as Lotto NZ results are concerned. Enjoy your reading!

Country New Zealand
Numbers to Guess 6 from 40
Additional Numbers No Add. Numbers
Jackpot Winning Chances 1 in 31781400
Next Jackpot 680146
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General information about NZ Lotto

This is New Zealand based lottery game that was launched in Aug, 1987, or 34 years, 5 months and 15 days ago. New Zealand Lotto is currently available only in New Zealand. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as New Zealand Lotto. The game-play format wasn’t changing since NZ Lotto was launched. The lottery is operated by MyLotto. In case you want to know more about MyLotto, here is their official website: https://mylotto.co.nz. Lotto NZ results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, MyLotto provides the following contact details: a phone number - 64 9356 3685 and an email - [email protected] The operator’s main office is situated in Auckland. Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.

Check Lotto NZ results

Lotto NZ results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of MyLotto in Auckland. At the moment, draws are held two times a week. To be more precise, they are held on Wednesday, Saturday, at 20:20 local time. Lotto NZ numbers are drawn using the mechanical lottery ball machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on Aug 1, 1987, or 34 years, 5 months and 15 days ago.

How it works: picking up Lotto NZ numbers

The currently applied format is as follows: 6 / 40. As you can see, players are to choose 6 main Lotto NZ numbers from the range of 40 Lotto NZ numbers. Also, according to NZ Lotto rules, one number is to be additionally picked up from the range of 34 numbers.

NZ Lotto winning odds & prize categories

The lottery currently offers 7 prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that New Zealand Lotto is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for NZ $1,000,000 (677064.114586). As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 : 31,781,400. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the 6 main Lotto NZ numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:

Prize category

Matched numbers


Winning odds

Odds, %




1 : 31,781,400





1 : 639,730





1 : 19,386





1 : 7,754





1 : 485





1 : 363





1 : 35


The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 : 29 (3.4%).

NZ Lotto prices

The minimum cost of playing is NZ $0.7 (0.473945). New Zealand Lotto does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. A good news is that there is a chance to win an extra prize if to take part in Strike, an add-on game.

Hot and cold Lotto NZ numbers

The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 1, 18, 7, 13, 19, 22. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 28, 4, 29, 6, 34, 17 .

Payouts of NZ Lotto prizes

Keep in mind that New Zealand Lotto top prize can only be paid out as a lump sum. In order to receive it, you will have to personally visit the operator's main office in Auckland. As for NZ Lotto prizes of other categories, they can be received at regional lottery offices. NZ Lotto winnings are tax free. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within one year from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Lotto NZ results.