How to play lotto NZ

Lotto for New Zealand Players

The lotto was first established in 1986 in New Zealand, the idea of making a quick buck, or a couple million, quickly took to the masses and became a screaming sensation, and holds that popular status today. The game is displayed on various media platforms as well as online where they’ve now made it possible to purchase a lotto ticket from the comfort of your own home, or wherever else you might be in that moment. The game is played on Wednesday and Saturday evenings

How to Play the Lotto

How to play lotto NZ is simple. It literally is as simple as selecting your 6 lucky numbers between 1 and 40 and hoping for the best. When purchasing your lotto ticket it’s a good thing to know that the minimum of lines you can play is 4, and each line costs 60 cents per line, so one standard ticket will cost you NZ$2.40. You can include as many lines as you like with the cost increasing per line. There is also a multidraw option that will allow you to buy tickets for up to 10 draws at a time.

To purchase a ticket all you will need to do is pop down to your local corner cafe or supporting outlet store to pay for your ticket over the counter. Alternatively, and this method is ever increasing, there is the option to purchase a ticket online. You can do so by visiting the official New Zealand lotto website, select your numbers and securely pay for your tickets.

Picking Your Lucky Numbers

Many players choose their numbers based on what they think their lucky numbers are, or sometimes can be a sequence of numbers relating to birthday dates, etc., some are superstitious enough to play the same numbers over and over never spicing it up and trying out a new sequence of numbers. If that person is you then picking your own numbers is probably the best way to go. If you’re more of a chancer there is also an option to buy a dip. Buying a dip lotto ticket literally means that you’re allowing the random number generator to select numbers for you. You can choose between 8 lines, 10 lines, 15 lines or 20 lines, and will cost you $4.80, $6.00, $9.00, or $12.00 respectively.

Lotto, Powerball and Strike

Lotto is the most well known and although it has the potential to pay out millions, the Powerball and Strike games can pay their fair share too, if not more. To play Powerball or Strike you will first need to buy a standard Lotto ticket.

To play Powerball you will need to select one extra number between 1 and 10 for each line. If your Powerball number is drawn then you’ll win a load of extra cash.

Strike is a matter of order that you predict the numbers will be drawn in. You have to have a minimum of 4 lines of Lotto to partake in Strike. There will be an additional column for you to make your prediction.

It’s definitely worth adding Powerball and Strike to your Lotto ticket. Lotto has a jackpot of NZ$1 million, Powerball has a jackpot of NZ$15 million and Strike has a maximum payout of NZ$500 thousand.