Lotto Rules 2000

Reprint as at 4 October 2015

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Lotto Rules 2000

(SR 2001/1)

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These rules are administered by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission.

Pursuant to section 90 of the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1977, the Minister of Internal Affairs approves the Lotto Rules 2000, as set out in the Schedule, which were made by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission on 20 December 2000.

Schedule

Lotto Rules 2000

Pursuant to section 90 of the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1977, the New Zealand Lotteries Commission makes the following rules.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
2AApplication
3Interpretation
4Meaning of terms if prizes payable in kind
5Forms of lotto offered by Commission
6Playing lotto powerball or lotto strike in conjunction with standard lotto
7Object of lotto
8Cost of selection
9Commission may require minimum number of selections
10Making a selection
10APlayer selection requirements for tickets purchased electronically [Revoked]
[Revoked]
11Lotto powerball
12Requirements for marking coupon by hand
13Making standard lotto lucky dip selection [Revoked]
[Revoked]
14Making lotto powerball selection [Revoked]
15Making lotto powerball selection with combo selection [Revoked]
16Making lotto powerball selection with lucky dip selection [Revoked]
17Making lotto powerball selection with combo lucky dip selection [Revoked]
[Revoked]
18Making lotto strike selection [Revoked]
19Making lotto strike lucky dip selection [Revoked]
[Revoked]
19AApplication of rules 20 to 27
20Entry into game
21Cancellation of ticket
22Cancellation of ticket in case of lotto strike selection
23Player responsibility
24Advance selections
25Multi-draw selections
26Selection by post or other delivery service [Revoked]
27Players’ agents
28Procedure for drawings
29Selection of winning numbers
30Amount of prize pool for game of standard lotto
31Division of prizes and allocation of prize pool for standard lotto
31ACommission may determine maximum allocation for division one
31BAllocation of division one prize pool if no division one winning selection [Revoked]
31CPayments to and from prize reserve fund for purposes of rules 31A and 31B [Revoked]
31DAllocation of division six prize pool of standard lotto [Revoked]
31EPayments to and from prize reserve fund for purposes of rule 31D [Revoked]
32Amount of prize pool for game of lotto powerball
33Division of prizes and allocation of prize pool for lotto powerball
33ACommission may determine maximum allocation for lotto powerball division one
34Amount of prize pool for game of lotto strike
35Division of prizes and allocation of prize pool for lotto strike
35APortion of prize pool paid into prize reserve fund if no division one winning selection for standard lotto
35BThreshold amount, maximum number of games, and specified lotto strike date
35CJackpots for lotto strike
35DSpecified lotto strike date
36Jackpots for standard lotto and lotto strike [Revoked]
36AThreshold amount, maximum number of games, and specified lotto powerball date
36BJackpots for lotto powerball
36CSpecified lotto powerball date
37Prize reserve fund
38Reallocation of prize pool if no winning selection in divisions below division one
39More than 1 winning selection in prize division
40No more than 1 prize for each winning selection
41Results
42Extraordinary prizes
42ACommission may offer opportunity to win alternative prize
43Payment of prizes
44Determination of prize claims
45Further provisions relating to determination of prize claims
46Ticket validation requirements
47Certain syndicate tickets invalid
48Consequences of ticket being invalid
48APrizes won through tickets purchased electronically
49Time limits on claims
50Prizes of $1,000 or less
51Prizes of more than $1,000
52Payment of prizes of more than $1,000
53Bonus lotto strike selection
54Commission may cease to offer lotto powerball or lotto strike
55Public announcement of withdrawal
56Effect on advance selections and multi-draw selections
57Payment into prize reserve fund
58Limitation on Commission’s liability
59Decisions of Commission binding
60Revocation

Rules

1 Title

These rules are the Lotto Rules 2000.

2 Commencement

These rules come into force on 1 February 2001.

2A Application

(1)

These rules apply to lotto, lotto powerball, and lotto strike tickets, whether they are issued in printed form by a terminal or purchased electronically.

(2)

For the purpose of enabling lotto, lotto powerball, and lotto strike tickets to be purchased electronically, these rules apply subject to all necessary modifications.

(3)

Despite subclause (2),—

(a)

a reference in these rules to any act done electronically or anything in an electronic form must be read only as a reference to lotto, lotto powerball, or lotto strike tickets being purchased electronically; and

(b)

an act that is described in these rules as being done electronically must be done in accordance with any additional instructions provided by the Commission, including any terms and conditions governing the use of the Commission’s Internet site for the purchase of those tickets electronically.

Rule 2A: inserted, on 28 March 2008, by rule 4 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

3 Interpretation

In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Act means the Gambling Act 2003

advance selection,—

(a)

in relation to a game or games specified by the Commission that follow the game that is current at the time of selection, means—

(i)

a standard lotto selection; or

(ii)

a lotto powerball selection; or

(iii)

a lotto strike selection; but

(b)

does not include a multi-draw selection

board means a grid of numbers that allows—

(a)

a player selection to be made for standard lotto, lotto powerball, or lotto strike; or

(b)

1 or more lucky dip selections to be made for standard lotto, lotto powerball, or lotto strike

bonus number means the seventh number between 1 and 40 (inclusive) that is selected on a random basis at each drawing

combo lucky dip selection means a combo selection in which the numbers to be combined to determine standard lotto selections are chosen on a random basis by the Commission’s computer system

combo selection means the selection of the following numbers as standard lotto selections, in accordance with any of the following systems,—

(a)

each combination of 6 different numbers derived from combining a set of 5 different numbers between 1 and 40 (inclusive) (the 5 different numbers being chosen by the player) with each number between 1 and 40 (inclusive) remaining unchosen (called system 5); or

(b)

each combination of 6 different numbers that can be derived from a set of 7 (called system 7), 8 (called system 8), 9 (called system 9), 10 (called system 10), 11 (called system 11), 12 (called system 12), 13 (called system 13), 14 (called system 14), or 15 (called system 15), different numbers chosen by a player from the numbers between 1 and 40 (inclusive)

commercial syndicate means a syndicate in or for which any person—

(a)

obtains direct or indirect financial gain for forming, conducting, assisting in forming or conducting, or promoting the syndicate; or

(b)

advertises, by any means, that he or she will receive money for the syndicate

Commission means the New Zealand Lotteries Commission continued under the Act

coupon means a coupon provided by the Commission in printed form or by electronic means that contains at least 1 board for use in making a player selection or a lucky dip selection

drawing means—

(a)

the process that is used to select, on a random basis, the standard lotto winning numbers, the bonus number, and the lotto strike winning numbers; and

(b)

the process that is used to select, on a random basis, the lotto powerball winning number

electronic includes electrical, digital, magnetic, optical, electromagnetic, biometric, and photonic

game means a game of lotto beginning at the time ticket sales for the game commence and ending with a drawing on a date determined by the Commission before the game begins

lotto means any form of lotto offered by the Commission, (being standard lotto, lotto powerball, or lotto strike) in which a player endeavours to select a number or group of numbers to be drawn from a larger group of numbers

lotto powerball means the form of lotto in which a player—

(a)

makes a lotto powerball selection in conjunction with a standard lotto selection; and

(b)

attempts to match both—

(i)

the lotto powerball selection with the lotto powerball winning number; and

(ii)

the standard lotto selection with the standard lotto winning numbers

lotto powerball selection means the selection of 1 number from a group of numbers between 1 and 10 (inclusive) made in conjunction with a standard lotto selection in accordance with these rules; and includes the number selected

lotto powerball winning number means the number drawn from a group of numbers between 1 and 10 (inclusive) after the standard lotto winning numbers and the bonus number have been drawn

lotto prize claim form means the form supplied by the Commission to enable a player to claim prizes from the Commission

lotto strike means the form of lotto in which a player attempts to match in the same order and position his or her lotto strike selection with the lotto strike winning numbers

lotto strike selection means the selection of 4 different numbers between 1 and 40 (inclusive) made in accordance with these rules; and includes the numbers selected

lotto strike winning numbers means the first 4 standard lotto winning numbers in the same order and position as those first 4 numbers are drawn at a drawing

lucky dip selection means,—

(a)

in relation to standard lotto, 6 different numbers that are chosen from the numbers between 1 and 40 (inclusive) on a random basis by the Commission’s computer system:

(b)

in relation to lotto powerball, a number chosen from the numbers between 1 and 10 (inclusive) on a random basis by the Commission’s computer system:

(c)

in relation to lotto strike, 4 different numbers that are chosen from the numbers between 1 and 40 (inclusive) on a random basis by the Commission’s computer system

multi-draw selection means a selection for 2 or more games of standard lotto, lotto powerball, or lotto strike

play it again selection means a selection made using a play it again ticket in accordance with these rules

play it again ticket means a ticket that—

(a)

is issued in printed form by a terminal; and

(b)

the Commission has determined as being valid for the purpose of processing a new ticket

player means a person participating in a game

player selection means,—

(a)

in relation to standard lotto,—

(i)

6 different numbers chosen by a player on a board for standard lotto; or

(ii)

5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, or 15 different numbers, being a combo selection, chosen by a player on a board for standard lotto:

(b)

in relation to lotto powerball, a number between 1 and 10 (inclusive) chosen by a player on a board for lotto powerball:

(c)

in relation to lotto strike, 4 different numbers chosen by a player on a board for lotto strike

players’ agent means an agent approved by the Commission to undertake, on behalf of players, the services described in rule 27

prize reserve fund means the fund established by the Commission under rule 37

purchased electronically, in relation to a ticket,—

(a)

means purchased from the Commission by electronic means; but

(b)

does not include a purchase made from any other retailer

retailer

(a)

means the Commission; and

(b)

includes any person, company, partnership, or association appointed by the Commission as a selling agent for 1 or more forms of lotto

selection means—

(a)

a standard lotto selection; or

(b)

a lotto strike selection; or

(c)

a lotto powerball selection

standard lotto means the form of lotto in which a player attempts to match his or her standard lotto selection with the standard lotto winning numbers

standard lotto selection means the selection of 6 numbers between 1 and 40 (inclusive) in accordance with these rules; and includes the numbers selected

standard lotto winning numbers means the first 6 numbers between 1 and 40 (inclusive) that are selected on a random basis at each drawing

syndicate means any combination of persons, whether formal or informal, having as its purpose, or as one of its purposes, the sharing directly or indirectly in the prizes of a game

terminal means an on-line computer terminal installed or approved by the Commission for the purpose of issuing tickets and entering, receiving, and processing lotto transactions

ticket means a ticket that—

(a)

records selections, the game number or numbers, cost, and other information as determined by the Commission; and

(b)

is either issued in printed form by a terminal or purchased electronically

turnover, in relation to a game, means the gross receipts from total ticket sales for that game, less the total of—

(a)

the amount of goods and services tax charged in respect of the supply of services by the Commission to players in the game; and

(b)

the amount of lottery duty payable by the Commission under the Gaming Duties Act 1971 in respect of the game

winning numbers means,—

(a)

in relation to standard lotto, the standard lotto winning numbers:

(b)

in relation to lotto powerball, the lotto powerball winning number and the standard lotto winning numbers:

(c)

in relation to lotto strike, the lotto strike winning numbers

winning selection means, in relation to a game,—

(a)

a standard lotto selection recorded on a ticket that correctly matches standard lotto winning numbers in that game:

(b)

a lotto powerball selection recorded on a ticket if—

(i)

the lotto powerball selection correctly matches the lotto powerball winning number in that game; and

(ii)

the standard lotto selection (that the lotto powerball selection has been issued in conjunction with) correctly matches standard lotto winning numbers in that game:

(c)

a lotto strike selection recorded on a ticket that correctly matches lotto strike winning numbers in that game.

Rule 3 Act: replaced, on 5 February 2015, by rule 4(1) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Rule 3 advance game entry: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 4(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Rule 3 advance selection: inserted, on 5 February 2015, by rule 4(3) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Rule 3 board: replaced, on 4 October 2015, by rule 4(1) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

Rule 3 bonus number: substituted, on 8 August 2004, by rule 3(1) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Rule 3 Commission: amended, on 5 February 2015, by rule 4(4) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Rule 3 coupon: substituted, on 28 March 2008, by rule 5(1) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

Rule 3 coupon: amended, on 4 October 2015, by rule 4(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

Rule 3 drawing: substituted, on 8 August 2004, by rule 3(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Rule 3 electronic: inserted, on 28 March 2008, by rule 5(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

Rule 3 lotto millionaire winning number: revoked, on 8 August 2004, by rule 3(3) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Rule 3 lotto powerball selection: amended, on 28 October 2007, by rule 4(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2007 (SR 2007/284).

Rule 3 lotto powerball winning number: substituted, on 8 August 2004, by rule 3(4) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Rule 3 lotto powerball winning number: amended, on 28 October 2007, by rule 4(3) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2007 (SR 2007/284).

Rule 3 lucky dip selection paragraph (b): amended, on 28 October 2007, by rule 4(4) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2007 (SR 2007/284).

Rule 3 mail order retailer: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 4(5) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Rule 3 multi-draw selection: replaced, on 5 February 2015, by rule 4(6) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Rule 3 play it again selection: inserted, on 5 February 2015, by rule 4(7) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Rule 3 play it again ticket: inserted, on 5 February 2015, by rule 4(7) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Rule 3 player selection paragraph (b): amended, on 28 October 2007, by rule 4(5) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2007 (SR 2007/284).

Rule 3 purchased electronically: inserted, on 28 March 2008, by rule 5(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

Rule 3 purchased electronically paragraph (b): amended, on 5 February 2015, by rule 4(8) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Rule 3 standard lotto selection: replaced, on 5 February 2015, by rule 4(9) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Rule 3 terminal: amended, on 5 February 2015, by rule 4(10) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Rule 3 ticket: substituted, on 28 March 2008, by rule 5(3) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

4 Meaning of terms if prizes payable in kind

If the Commission makes a determination under rule 43(2),—

payment includes the handing over of a prize in kind

prize includes a prize payable in kind

prize money includes the monetary value of a prize payable in kind.

5 Forms of lotto offered by Commission

(1)

The Commission must offer standard lotto.

(2)

In addition, the Commission may offer—

(a)

lotto powerball:

(b)

lotto strike.

6 Playing lotto powerball or lotto strike in conjunction with standard lotto

(1)

A player may make a lotto powerball selection only if the player makes a standard lotto selection in conjunction with the lotto powerball selection.

(2)

Unless the Commission determines otherwise, it is a condition of playing lotto strike that it must be played in conjunction with standard lotto.

(3)

While the condition applies, a standard lotto selection made for the purpose of playing lotto powerball may also be used for the purpose of playing lotto strike.

7 Object of lotto

The objective of a player in a game of lotto is to correctly select the winning numbers for the game entered.

Part 1 Method of play

8 Cost of selection

The cost of—

(a)

a standard lotto selection is 60 cents:

(b)

a lotto powerball selection is 60 cents:

(c)

a lotto strike selection is $1.

Rule 8(a): amended, on 8 August 2004, by rule 4 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Rule 8(b): amended, on 3 October 2010, by rule 4 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2010 (SR 2010/275).

9 Commission may require minimum number of selections

The Commission may require a player to make, at any one time, a minimum number of standard lotto, lotto powerball, or lotto strike selections.

10 Making a selection

The Commission may permit a player to make a selection by any 1 or more of the following means:

(a)

for a ticket issued in printed form by a terminal,—

(i)

by marking a coupon by hand, submitting that coupon to a retailer for processing, and requesting that the retailer—

(A)

issue a ticket recording the selection marked on the coupon; or

(B)

modify the selection recorded on the coupon in a manner permitted by the Commission’s computer system and issue a ticket that records the modified selection:

(ii)

by requesting from a retailer a lucky dip selection or a combo lucky dip selection:

(iii)

by submitting a play it again ticket to a retailer for processing and requesting that the retailer—

(A)

issue a ticket that records a selection that is identical to the selection recorded on the play it again ticket; or

(B)

modify the selection that is recorded on the play it again ticket in a manner permitted by the Commission’s computer system and issue a ticket that records the modified selection:

(iv)

by requesting from a retailer a lotto powerball selection of the player’s choosing:

(b)

for a ticket purchased electronically,—

(i)

by making the selection electronically on a coupon and electronically submitting the coupon:

(ii)

by making the selection electronically in any other manner permitted by the Commission:

(iii)

by indicating electronically, in a manner permitted by the Commission, that the player wants a lucky dip selection or a combo lucky dip selection.

Rule 10: replaced, on 5 February 2015, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

10A Player selection requirements for tickets purchased electronically
[Revoked]

Rule 10A: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Standard lotto

[Revoked]

Heading: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

11 Lotto powerball

(1)

If a player—

(a)

requests from a retailer a lotto powerball selection or makes electronically a lotto powerball selection, the lotto powerball selection applies—

(i)

in conjunction with each standard lotto selection chosen by the player on his or her coupon:

(ii)

in respect of a lucky dip selection or a combo lucky dip selection, in conjunction with each standard lotto selection made by the Commission’s computer system:

(b)

requests that the Commission’s computer system choose on a random basis the player’s lotto powerball selection, the selection made by the Commission’s computer system applies—

(i)

in conjunction with each standard lotto selection chosen by player on his or her coupon:

(ii)

in respect of a lucky dip selection or a combo lucky dip selection, in conjunction with each standard lotto selection made by the Commission’s computer system.

(2)

Subclause (3) applies if, under subclause (1)(a), a player requests or selects—

(a)

fewer lotto powerball selections than the number of standard lotto selections on the player’s coupon; or

(b)

in respect of a lucky dip selection or a combo lucky dip selection, fewer lotto powerball selections than the number of standard lotto selections made by the Commission’s computer system.

(3)

If this subclause applies and unless otherwise specified by a player on his or her coupon, the player’s lotto powerball selections apply in conjunction with the first standard lotto selection, and then the second standard lotto selection, and so on, until each lotto powerball selection applies in conjunction with a standard lotto selection.

(4)

Subclause (5) applies if, under subclause (1)(b), a player requests—

(a)

fewer lotto powerball selections than the number of standard lotto selections on the player’s coupon; or

(b)

in respect of a lucky dip selection or a combo lucky dip selection, fewer lotto powerball selections than the number of standard lotto selections made by the Commission’s computer system.

(5)

If this subclause applies, the Commission’s computer system chooses, on a random basis, the player’s lotto powerball selections in conjunction with the first standard lotto selection, and then the second standard lotto selection, and so on, until each lotto powerball selection applies in conjunction with a standard lotto selection.

Rule 11: replaced, on 5 February 2015, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

12 Requirements for marking coupon by hand

(1)

A player who marks a coupon must mark, by hand, 1 or more boxes on a board on the coupon with a line that does not extend beyond the outline of the box of the number marked.

(2)

A board on a coupon that is not marked by hand in accordance with subclause (1), but is marked by a machine or some other means, is invalid and must not be processed by the retailer.

Rule 12: replaced, on 5 February 2015, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

13 Making standard lotto lucky dip selection
[Revoked]

Rule 13: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Lotto powerball

[Revoked]

Heading: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

14 Making lotto powerball selection
[Revoked]

Rule 14: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

15 Making lotto powerball selection with combo selection
[Revoked]

Rule 15: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

16 Making lotto powerball selection with lucky dip selection
[Revoked]

Rule 16: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

17 Making lotto powerball selection with combo lucky dip selection
[Revoked]

Rule 17: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Lotto strike

[Revoked]

Heading: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

18 Making lotto strike selection
[Revoked]

Rule 18: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

19 Making lotto strike lucky dip selection
[Revoked]

Rule 19: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

General provisions

[Revoked]

Heading: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

19A Application of rules 20 to 27

(1)

Rules 20 to 27 apply to a ticket issued in printed form by a terminal, but only rules 20, 23(1) and (3), and 25 apply to a ticket purchased electronically.

(2)

To avoid doubt and for the purposes of rule 21, a ticket purchased electronically cannot be cancelled.

Rule 19A: inserted, on 28 March 2008, by rule 16 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

20 Entry into game

(1)

Each selection on a ticket is a separate entry for a game.

(2)

A ticket is the only proof of a selection and is accordingly the only valid basis for claiming prizes.

(3)

A coupon has no monetary or prize value and does not in any circumstances constitute evidence of the purchase of a ticket or a selection.

21 Cancellation of ticket

(1)

Subject to rules 23(4), 27(7), and 56(2), a ticket may be cancelled only if, on the same day that it is purchased, it is returned to the issuing retailer before the close of ticket sales on that day.

(2)

Subject to rule 56(2), a ticket purchased on the day of drawing and eligible for that drawing may be cancelled only if on that day it is returned to the issuing retailer before ticket sales for the game close.

(3)

On cancellation of a ticket, the player is entitled to a refund from the retailer equal to the cost of the ticket.

(4)

If a ticket for any form of lotto is cancelled, all selections recorded on the ticket are cancelled.

Rule 21(1): amended, on 5 February 2015, by rule 6 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

22 Cancellation of ticket in case of lotto strike selection

(1)

A ticket on which lotto strike selections are recorded may be cancelled in accordance with rule 21(1) or (2) without also cancelling the ticket recording the standard lotto selections made by the player in conjunction with the lotto strike selections.

(2)

If a player has made lotto strike selections in conjunction with standard lotto selections, the ticket recording the standard lotto selections may be cancelled only if the ticket recording the lotto strike selections is cancelled first.

(3)

For the purposes of subclause (2), if the ticket recording the standard lotto selection is not returned to the retailer, the ticket for the standard lotto game must not be cancelled.

(4)

Subclauses (2) and (3) apply only while the condition in rule 6(2) applies.

23 Player responsibility

(1)

It is the sole responsibility of a player to verify that the selections recorded or displayed on the ticket correspond with those that the player made or requested and that the game number and date of drawing are correct, either, as the case may be,—

(a)

by checking the ticket issued in printed form by a terminal; or

(b)

before confirming the purchase of the ticket electronically.

(2)

By accepting a ticket issued in printed form by a terminal, the player is taken to have accepted that the selections recorded on the ticket correspond with those that the player made or requested.

(3)

Neither the Commission nor any other retailer is in any circumstances liable for any errors or omissions in respect of the information recorded on any ticket (whether details of selection, game numbers, or otherwise).

(4)

Cancellation of a ticket under rule 21 constitutes a player’s or other claimant’s only remedy if there is an error or omission on a ticket.

Rule 23(1): substituted, on 28 March 2008, by rule 17 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

Rule 23(2): substituted, on 28 March 2008, by rule 17 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

24 Advance selections

(1)

The Commission may, but is not required to, permit a player to make an advance selection by advising the retailer, or indicating electronically, that the player wishes to make an advance selection.

(2)

In all other respects, the advance selection must be made in accordance with these rules.

Rule 24: replaced, on 5 February 2015, by rule 7 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

25 Multi-draw selections

(1)

The Commission may, but is not required to, permit a player to make a multi-draw selection for 2 or more games of lotto by—

(a)

marking by hand the appropriate multi-draw box on a coupon to indicate the number of games for which the player’s selections or lucky dip selections have been made; or

(b)

advising the retailer of, or indicating electronically, the number of games for which the player wishes the player’s selections or lucky dip selections to apply.

(2)

The Commission may require a player making a multi-draw selection for lotto powerball or lotto strike to make that selection for the same number of games as the multi-draw selection for standard lotto being played in conjunction with the games of lotto powerball or lotto strike.

(3)

In all other respects, the entry must be completed and selections made in accordance with these rules.

(4)

If a ticket for a multi-draw selection that is issued in printed form by a terminal entitles the bearer of the ticket to be paid a prize, the bearer of the winning ticket must, on surrender of the ticket, be issued with a substitute ticket for any games entered that have not been drawn at the time the ticket is surrendered.

Rule 25: replaced, on 5 February 2015, by rule 7 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Rule 25(1)(a): amended, on 4 October 2015, by rule 5(1) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

Rule 25(1)(b): amended, on 4 October 2015, by rule 5(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

26 Selection by post or other delivery service
[Revoked]

Rule 26: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 8 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

27 Players’ agents

(1)

A players’ agent may, at premises approved by the Commission, accept completed coupons for lotto on behalf of a player, forward the coupons to the terminal of the players’ agent for the issue of a ticket, and then forward the ticket to the player.

(2)

A ticket issued in accordance with subclause (1) is for the game next following the game current at the time the ticket is issued.

(3)

In addition to receiving from a player the cost of his or her selections, a players’ agent is entitled to charge the player a fee for having his or her coupon processed and forwarding the ticket to the player.

(4)

The amount of the fee charged in accordance with subclause (3) is the amount approved by the Commission.

(5)

If, at the time of processing a coupon, any selection is found to be invalid or deficient, the players’ agent processing the coupon must,—

(a)

if there are too many numbers marked, delete the highest number or numbers from the selection:

(b)

if there are too few numbers marked, select 1 or more numbers at random to complete the player’s selection:

(c)

in any other case, at the discretion of the Commission or the players’ agent processing the coupon, either remedy the error and process the coupon, or refer the error back to the player for correction.

(6)

A player who uses a players’ agent must bear and accept (without recourse to either the Commission or the players’ agent) the consequences of any failure to win a prize or prizes due to delays, errors, or omissions on the part of a players’ agent in processing coupons or that arise from loss of coupons or tickets in transit.

(7)

Tickets issued to players using the services of a players’ agent may not be cancelled.

Part 2 Draws and divisions of prizes

28 Procedure for drawings

Drawings must be conducted in accordance with the Act at times and places, and in accordance with the methods, policies, and procedures, determined by the Commission.

29 Selection of winning numbers

(1)

Drawings must be made using electro-mechanical drawing equipment or any other equipment that the Commission may determine.

(2)

At each drawing there must be randomly selected—

(a)

the standard lotto winning numbers; and

(b)

the bonus number; and

(c)

the lotto powerball winning number; and

(d)
[Revoked]

Rule 29(2): substituted, on 27 October 2002, by rule 4 of the Lotto Amendment Rules (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/350).

Rule 29(2)(b): amended, on 8 August 2004, by rule 5(1) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Rule 29(2)(d): revoked, on 8 August 2004, by rule 5(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

30 Amount of prize pool for game of standard lotto

(1)

The prize pool for a game of standard lotto must be determined by the Commission, but must be an amount of not less than 60% of the turnover for the game.

(2)

The Commission may, if it thinks fit, set aside from out of the prize pool for a game of standard lotto an amount, up to a maximum amount of 5% of ticket sales for the game, to be paid into the prize reserve fund under rule 37(1)(a).

(3)

The available prize pool for a game of standard lotto therefore comprises—

(a)

the prize pool for the game as determined by the Commission under subclause (1), less any amount set aside for the prize reserve fund; and

(b)

any additional amounts included in the prize pool under rule 31(3).

(4)

The prize pool for a game of standard lotto is available to pay a prize for a winning selection in relation to standard lotto made in conjunction with a lotto powerball selection.

Rule 30(2): amended, on 4 October 2015, by rule 6 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

31 Division of prizes and allocation of prize pool for standard lotto

(1)

The prize divisions in a game of standard lotto are as follows:

(a)

division one, being a standard lotto selection that correctly matches, in any order, the 6 standard lotto winning numbers drawn:

(b)

division two, being a standard lotto selection that correctly matches, in any order, 5 of the 6 standard lotto winning numbers drawn plus the bonus number drawn:

(c)

division three, being a standard lotto selection that correctly matches, in any order, 5 of the 6 standard lotto winning numbers drawn:

(d)

division four, being a standard lotto selection that correctly matches, in any order, 4 of the 6 standard lotto winning numbers drawn plus the bonus number drawn:

(e)

division five, being a standard lotto selection that correctly matches, in any order, 4 of the 6 standard lotto winning numbers drawn:

(f)

division six, being a standard lotto selection that correctly matches, in any order, 3 of the 6 standard lotto winning numbers drawn plus the bonus number drawn.

(2)

The prize pool for a game of standard lotto determined in accordance with rule 30(1), less any amount set aside for the prize reserve fund under rule 30(2), must be allocated between the prize divisions as follows:

(a)

division one, 34.6%:

(b)

division two, 10.1%:

(c)

division three, 10.5%:

(d)

division four, 2.5%:

(e)

division five, 21.5%:

(f)

division six, 20.8%.

(3)

There must also be included in the available prize pool or, as applicable, in a particular division or divisions of the available prize pool,—

(a)

any allocations made by the Commission from the prize reserve fund; and

(b)

any reallocation of the prize pool in accordance with rule 38 or 39.

(c)
[Revoked]

(4)

In all prize divisions, the allocation of the available prize pool between prize divisions is not subject to rounding off.

(5)

A standard lotto selection in a game of standard lotto includes a standard lotto selection made in conjunction with a lotto powerball selection.

Rule 31(1): substituted, on 27 October 2002, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/350).

Rule 31(1)(b): substituted, on 8 August 2004, by rule 6(1) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Rule 31(1)(d): substituted, on 8 August 2004, by rule 6(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Rule 31(1)(f): amended, on 8 August 2004, by rule 6(3) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232)

Rule 31(2): substituted, on 8 August 2004, by rule 6(4) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Rule 31(3)(a): replaced, on 4 October 2015, by rule 7 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

Rule 31(3)(b): replaced, on 4 October 2015, by rule 7 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

Rule 31(3)(c): revoked, on 4 October 2015, by rule 7 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

31A Commission may determine maximum allocation for division one

(1)

The Commission may determine the maximum amount that may be allocated to division one out of the prize pool for a game of standard lotto.

(2)

If, in a game of standard lotto, the allocation for division one under rule 31(2)(a) exceeds the maximum allocation determined by the Commission under subclause (1) for that game, the Commission must set aside the amount of the excess from the allocation for division one and pay it into the prize reserve fund.

Rule 31A: substituted, on 3 October 2010, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2010 (SR 2010/275).

31B Allocation of division one prize pool if no division one winning selection
[Revoked]

Rule 31B: revoked, on 8 August 2004, by rule 7 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

31C Payments to and from prize reserve fund for purposes of rules 31A and 31B
[Revoked]

Rule 31C: revoked, on 8 August 2004, by rule 7 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

31D Allocation of division six prize pool of standard lotto
[Revoked]

Rule 31D: revoked, on 8 August 2004, by rule 7 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

31E Payments to and from prize reserve fund for purposes of rule 31D
[Revoked]

Rule 31E: revoked, on 8 August 2004, by rule 7 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

32 Amount of prize pool for game of lotto powerball

(1)

The prize pool for a game of lotto powerball must be determined by the Commission, but must be an amount of not less than 60% of the turnover for the game.

(2)

The Commission may, if it thinks fit, set aside from out of the prize pool for each game of lotto powerball an amount, up to a maximum amount of 10% of the ticket sales for the game, to be paid into the prize reserve fund under rule 37(1)(a).

(3)

The available prize pool for a game of lotto powerball therefore comprises—

(a)

the prize pool for that game as determined by the Commission under subclause (1), less any amount set aside for the prize reserve fund; and

(b)

any additional amounts included in the prize pool under rule 33(3).

Rule 32(2): amended, on 4 October 2015, by rule 8 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

33 Division of prizes and allocation of prize pool for lotto powerball

(1)

The prize divisions in a game of lotto powerball are as follows:

(a)

division one, being—

(i)

a lotto powerball selection that correctly matches the lotto powerball winning number drawn in that game; and

(ii)

a standard lotto selection it has been issued in conjunction with that correctly matches, in any order, the 6 standard lotto winning numbers drawn in that game:

(b)

division two, being—

(i)

a lotto powerball selection that correctly matches the lotto powerball winning number drawn in that game; and

(ii)

a standard lotto selection it has been issued in conjunction with that correctly matches, in any order, 5 of the 6 standard lotto winning numbers drawn in that game plus the bonus number drawn in that game:

(c)

division three, being—

(i)

a lotto powerball selection that correctly matches the lotto powerball winning number drawn in that game; and

(ii)

a standard lotto selection it has been issued in conjunction with that correctly matches, in any order, 5 of the 6 standard lotto winning numbers drawn in that game:

(d)

division four, being—

(i)

a lotto powerball selection that correctly matches the lotto powerball winning number drawn in that game; and

(ii)

a standard lotto selection it has been issued in conjunction with that correctly matches, in any order, 4 of the 6 standard lotto winning numbers drawn in that game plus the bonus number drawn in that game:

(e)

division five, being—

(i)

a lotto powerball selection that correctly matches the lotto powerball winning number drawn in that game; and

(ii)

a standard lotto selection it has been issued in conjunction with that correctly matches, in any order, 4 of the 6 standard lotto winning numbers drawn in that game:

(f)

division six, being—

(i)

a lotto powerball selection that correctly matches the lotto powerball winning number drawn in that game; and

(ii)

a standard lotto selection it has been issued in conjunction with that correctly matches, in any order, 3 of the 6 standard lotto winning numbers drawn in that game plus the bonus number drawn in that game:

(g)

division seven, being—

(i)

a lotto powerball selection that correctly matches the lotto powerball winning number drawn in that game; and

(ii)

a standard lotto selection it has been issued in conjunction with that correctly matches, in any order, 3 of the 6 standard lotto winning numbers drawn in that game.

(2)

The prize pool for a game of lotto powerball determined in accordance with rule 32(1), less any amount set aside for the prize reserve fund under rule 32(2), must be allocated between the prize divisions as follows:

(a)

division one, 96.86% of the prize pool for the game after division seven prizes have been allocated:

(b)

division two, 0.47% of the prize pool for the game after division seven prizes have been allocated:

(c)

division three, 0.45% of the prize pool for the game after division seven prizes have been allocated:

(d)

division four, 0.11% of the prize pool for the game after division seven prizes have been allocated:

(e)

division five, 0.94% of the prize pool for the game after division seven prizes have been allocated:

(f)

division six, 1.17% of the prize pool for the game after division seven prizes have been allocated:

(g)

division seven, $12 for each winning lotto powerball selection in this division.

(3)

There must also be included in the available prize pool or, as applicable, in a particular division or divisions of the available prize pool,—

(a)

any additional amounts in accordance with rules 36B and 36C; and

(b)

any allocations made by the Commission from the prize reserve fund; and

(c)

any reallocation of the prize pool in accordance with rule 38 or rule 39.

(4)

In all prize divisions except division seven, the allocation of the available prize pool between prize divisions is not subject to rounding off.

Rule 33(1): substituted, on 27 October 2002, by rule 7 of the Lotto Amendment Rules (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/350).

Rule 33(1)(b)(ii): substituted, on 8 August 2004, by rule 8(1) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Rule 33(1)(d)(ii): substituted, on 8 August 2004, by rule 8(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Rule 33(1)(f)(ii): amended, on 8 August 2004, by rule 8(3) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Rule 33(1)(g): inserted, on 4 October 2015, by rule 9(1) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

Rule 33(2): substituted, on 3 October 2010, by rule 6 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2010 (SR 2010/275).

Rule 33(2)(a): replaced, on 4 October 2015, by rule 9(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

Rule 33(2)(b): replaced, on 4 October 2015, by rule 9(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

Rule 33(2)(c): replaced, on 4 October 2015, by rule 9(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

Rule 33(2)(d): replaced, on 4 October 2015, by rule 9(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

Rule 33(2)(e): replaced, on 4 October 2015, by rule 9(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

Rule 33(2)(f): replaced, on 4 October 2015, by rule 9(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

Rule 33(2)(g): inserted, on 4 October 2015, by rule 9(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

Rule 33(3)(a): amended, on 5 February 2015, by rule 10 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Rule 33(4): amended, on 4 October 2015, by rule 9(3) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

33A Commission may determine maximum allocation for lotto powerball division one

(1)

The Commission may determine the maximum amount that may be allocated to division one out of the prize pool for a game of lotto powerball.

(2)

If, in a game of lotto powerball, the allocation for division one under rule 33(2)(a) exceeds the maximum allocation determined by the Commission under subclause (1) for that game, the Commission must set aside the amount of the excess from the allocation for division one and pay it into the prize reserve fund.

Rule 33A: inserted, on 4 October 2015, by rule 10 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

34 Amount of prize pool for game of lotto strike

(1)

The prize pool for a game of lotto strike must be determined by the Commission, but must be an amount of not less than 60% of the turnover for the game.

(2)

The Commission may, if it thinks fit, set aside from out of the prize pool for a game of lotto strike an amount, up to a maximum amount of 3% of ticket sales for the game, to be paid into the prize reserve fund under rule 37(1)(a).

(3)

The available prize pool for a game of lotto strike therefore comprises—

(a)

the prize pool for the game as determined by the Commission under subclause (1), less any amount set aside for the prize reserve fund; and

(b)

any additional amounts included in the prize pool under rule 35(3).

35 Division of prizes and allocation of prize pool for lotto strike

(1)

The prize divisions in a game of lotto strike are as follows:

(a)

division one, being a lotto strike selection that correctly matches in the same order and position as drawn the 4 lotto strike winning numbers so that the lotto strike selection matches—

(i)

the first number with the first lotto strike winning number; and

(ii)

the second number with the second lotto strike winning number; and

(iii)

the third number with the third lotto strike winning number; and

(iv)

the fourth number with the fourth lotto strike winning number:

(b)

division two, being a lotto strike selection that correctly matches in the same order and position as drawn any 3 of the 4 lotto strike winning numbers:

(c)

division three, being a lotto strike selection that correctly matches in the same order and position as drawn any 2 of the 4 lotto strike winning numbers:

(d)

division four, being a lotto strike selection that correctly matches in the same order and position as drawn any 1 of the 4 lotto strike winning numbers.

(2)

The prize pool for a game of lotto strike determined in accordance with rule 34(1), less any amount set aside for the prize reserve fund under rule 34(2), must be allocated between the prize divisions as follows:

(a)

division one, 24.76% of the prize pool for the game after division four prizes have been allocated:

(b)

division two, 11.48% of the prize pool for the game after division four prizes have been allocated:

(c)

division three, 63.76% of the prize pool for the game after division four prizes have been allocated:

(d)

division four, $1 per winning lotto strike selection in this division to be paid and satisfied as a bonus lotto strike selection in accordance with and subject to rule 53.

(3)

There must also be included in the available prize pool or, as applicable, in a particular division or divisions of the available prize pool,—

(a)

any additional amounts in accordance with rules 35C and 35D; and

(b)

any allocations made by the Commission from the prize reserve fund; and

(c)

any reallocation of the prize pool in accordance with rule 38 or rule 39.

(4)

In all prize divisions, except division four, the allocation of the available prize pool between prize divisions is not subject to rounding off.

Rule 35(3)(a): amended, on 5 February 2015, by rule 11 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

35A Portion of prize pool paid into prize reserve fund if no division one winning selection for standard lotto

If, as a result of any drawing, there is no division one winning selection in a game of standard lotto, the portion of the prize pool that was allocated to division one for that drawing must be paid into the prize reserve fund.

Rule 35A: replaced, on 4 October 2015, by rule 11 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204).

35B Threshold amount, maximum number of games, and specified lotto strike date

(1)

For the purposes of rules 35C and 35D, the Commission—

(a)

must determine for division one—

(i)

the maximum amount of the allocation of the prize pool (the lotto strike threshold amount); and

(ii)

the maximum number of games of lotto strike for which a jackpot may occur (the maximum number of lotto strike games):

(b)

may nominate a specified date on which, if there is no division one winning selection in the drawing of the lotto strike game on that date, the total division one prize pool that may be won in that game must be added to the prize pool allocation for the next lowest prize division of that game with 1 or more winning selections (the specified lotto strike date).

(2)

The Commission may, from time to time, revoke a determination made under subclause (1)(a) and make another determination under that subclause that takes effect after the division one prize pool has been won or allocated under the determination being revoked.

(3)

The Commission must, as soon as is reasonably practicable after making a determination or a nomination under subclause (1), give public notice of the determination or nomination in the manner that the Commission thinks fit.

Rule 35B: inserted, on 5 February 2015, by rule 12 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

35C Jackpots for lotto strike

(1)

This rule applies if, as a result of any drawing, there is no division one winning selection for a game of lotto strike.

(2)

The portion of the available prize pool for the game that was allocated to division one in that drawing must be added, subject to subclause (3), to the division one allocation in the next game (jackpot).

(3)

A jackpot may not occur—

(a)

if, as at the conclusion of the drawing referred to in subclause (1), the jackpot would result in the division one allocation in the next game exceeding the lotto strike threshold amount for division one; or

(b)

for more than the maximum number of lotto strike games for division one.

(4)

If a jackpot may not occur because of subclause (3), the division one allocation must be added to the prize pool allocation for the next lowest prize division with 1 or more winning selections.

Rule 35C: inserted, on 5 February 2015, by rule 12 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

35D Specified lotto strike date

If there is no division one winning selection in a game of lotto strike on a specified lotto strike date, the division one prize pool allocation for that game (including any additions under rule 35C) must be added to the prize pool allocation for the next lowest prize division with 1 or more winning selections.

Rule 35D: inserted, on 5 February 2015, by rule 12 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

36 Jackpots for standard lotto and lotto strike
[Revoked]

Rule 36: revoked, on 5 February 2015, by rule 13 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

36A Threshold amount, maximum number of games, and specified lotto powerball date

(1)

For the purposes of rules 36B and 36C, the Commission—

(a)

must determine for division one—

(i)

the maximum amount of the allocation of the prize pool (the lotto powerball threshold amount); and

(ii)

the maximum number of games of lotto powerball for which a jackpot may occur (the maximum number of lotto powerball games):

(b)

may nominate a specified date on which, if there is no division one winning selection in the drawing of the lotto powerball game on that date, the total division one prize pool that may be won in that game must be added to the prize pool allocation for the next lowest prize division of that game with 1 or more winning selections (the specified lotto powerball date).

(2)

The Commission may, from time to time, revoke a determination made under subclause (1)(a) and make another determination under that subclause that takes effect after the division one prize pool has been won or allocated under the determination being revoked.

(3)

The Commission must, as soon as reasonably practicable after making a determination or a nomination under subclause (1), give public notice of the determination or nomination in the manner that the Commission thinks fit.

Rule 36A: inserted, on 1 July 2002, by rule 4 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2002 (SR 2002/189).

Rule 36A(1)(a): substituted, on 3 October 2010, by rule 8 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2010 (SR 2010/275).

Rule 36A(1)(a)(i): amended, on 5 February 2015, by rule 14 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

36B Jackpots for lotto powerball

(1)

This rule applies if, as a result of any drawing, there is no division one winning selection for a game of lotto powerball.

(2)

The portion of the available prize pool for the game that was allocated to division one in that drawing must be added, subject to subclause (3), to the division one allocation in the next game (jackpot).

(3)

A jackpot may not occur—

(a)

if, as at the conclusion of the drawing referred to in subclause (1), the jackpot would result in the division one allocation in the next game exceeding the threshold amount for division one; or

(b)

for more than the maximum number of lotto powerball games for division one.

(4)

If a jackpot may not occur because of subclause (3), the division one allocation must be added to the prize pool allocation for the next lowest prize division with 1 or more winning selections.

Rule 36B: substituted, on 3 October 2010, by rule 9 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2010 (SR 2010/275).

36C Specified lotto powerball date

If there is no division one winning selection in a game of lotto powerball on a specified lotto powerball date, the division one prize pool allocation for that game (including any additions under rule 36B) must be added to the prize pool allocation for the next lowest prize division with 1 or more winning selections.

Rule 36C: inserted, on 1 July 2002, by rule 4 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2002 (SR 2002/189).

37 Prize reserve fund

(1)

The Commission must establish a prize reserve fund into which must be paid—

(a)

those amounts that the Commission—

(i)

may set aside for payment into the fund under rule 30(2), rule 32(2), or rule 34(2); or

(ii)

must pay into the fund under rule 39(3); and

(b)

prize money in respect of tickets that do not comply with the requirements in rule 46, and any provision of subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Act; and

(c)

prize money unclaimed after 12 months from the date of the drawing as a result of which the prize was won; and

(d)

those sums of money that are permitted or required, by rules made under section 243 of the Act or section 90 of the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1977, to be paid into the prize reserve fund.

(2)

The Commission may, either before or after a drawing, allocate from the prize reserve fund any sum of money that it sees fit—

(a)

to the total available prize pool for any game; or

(b)

to a particular prize allocation for a prize division or divisions of any game (other than a prize division that has a fixed prize); or

(c)

to any extraordinary prize determined in accordance with rule 42.

(2A)

[Revoked]

(3)

Any sum of money may be allocated from the prize reserve fund, in accordance with rules made under section 243 of the Act or section 90 of the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1977, for the purposes of any New Zealand lottery, New Zealand instant game, or New Zealand prize competition.

Rule 37(1)(a): substituted, on 1 July 2002, by rule 5 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2002 (SR 2002/189).

Rule 37(1)(b): amended, on 5 February 2015, by rule 15(1) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Rule 37(1)(d): amended, on 5 February 2015, by rule 15(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

Rule 37(2): amended, on 28 October 2007, by rule 7 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2007 (SR 2007/284).

Rule 37(2A): revoked, on 8 August 2004, by rule 10 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Rule 37(3): amended, on 5 February 2015, by rule 15(3) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

38 Reallocation of prize pool if no winning selection in divisions below division one

(1)

If, in any drawing, there is no winning selection in any division below division one (except division four of lotto strike), then that portion of the prize pool allocated to that prize division must be added to the prize pool allocated to the next lowest prize division (except division four of lotto strike) in the game with a winning selection.

(2)

If there is no lower prize division with a winning selection (except division four of lotto strike), the portion of the prize pool concerned must be added to the total available prize pool for the next game of standard lotto, lotto powerball, or lotto strike, as the case may be.

39 More than 1 winning selection in prize division

(1)

If, in any game, there is more than 1 winning selection in any prize division (except in division four of lotto strike), the prize money allocated to that division must be shared equally between each player or other claimant with a winning selection in the division.

(2)

On a sharing of the prize allocation for any prize division (except in division four of lotto strike), the amounts distributed to each player or other claimant with a winning selection must be rounded as follows:

(a)

prize amounts that are 50 cents or more above an amount in dollars must be rounded up to the nearest dollar; and

(b)

prize amounts that are less than 50 cents above an amount in dollars must be rounded down to the nearest dollar.

(3)

Any money left over after the rounding process required by subclause (2) has been carried out must be paid into the prize reserve fund.

(4)

[Revoked]

Rule 39(1): amended, on 8 August 2004, by rule 11(1) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Rule 39(2): amended, on 8 August 2004, by rule 11(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Rule 39(3): substituted, on 1 July 2002, by rule 6 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2002 (SR 2002/189).

Rule 39(4): revoked, on 8 August 2004, by rule 11(3) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

40 No more than 1 prize for each winning selection

Each winning selection is eligible for 1 prize only.

41 Results

(1)

The results of each drawing must be displayed by retailers in their lotto sales premises as soon as practicable after each drawing and may also be published in any other manner that the Commission may determine.

(2)

The information displayed and published must include—

(a)

the number of the game; and

(b)

the winning numbers and the bonus number; and

(c)

the total prize pool for the game; and

(d)

the amount payable for each winning selection in each prize division for each lotto game; and

(e)

any other information as the Commission may determine.

(3)

The Commission must maintain a record of the results of a drawing for at least 12 months after the drawing.

(4)

The Commission may publish the name of any division one or division two prize winner who, on the lotto prize claim form, authorises the publication of his or her name as a prize winner.

Rule 41(2)(b): substituted, on 8 August 2004, by rule 12 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

42 Extraordinary prizes

(1)

The Commission may—

(a)

determine to conduct a draw for extraordinary prizes in a game; and

(b)

determine—

(i)

the value of the extraordinary prizes to be distributed in accordance with the draw; and

(ii)

the class of player, or classes of players, that may enter the draw; and

(c)

conduct the draw.

(2)

In subclause (1), draw means a draw that—

(a)

may be entered—

(i)

by members of a particular class of player; or

(ii)

by members of particular classes of players; or

(iii)

by members of all classes of players; and

(b)

determines the players entitled to extraordinary prizes—

(i)

by lot; or

(ii)

on a random basis; or

(iii)

wholly by chance.

(3)

Any sum or sums of money for extraordinary prizes must be allocated from the prize reserve fund.

(4)

This rule is not affected by rule 40.

42A Commission may offer opportunity to win alternative prize

(1)

The Commission may also offer a player who has won a prize in a draw conducted in accordance with rule 42 the opportunity to win an alternative prize of equal or greater value instead of the prize that the player is entitled to under that rule if the player agrees to any reasonable conditions relating to media appearance as the Commission determines.

(2)

Any sum or sums of money for an alternative prize under subclause (1) must be allocated from the prize reserve fund.

(3)

This rule is not affected by rule 40.

Rule 42A: inserted, on 8 August 2004, by rule 13 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232).

Part 3 Payment of prizes and ticket validation requirements

43 Payment of prizes

(1)

Prizes payable to players are payable in money.

(2)

However, the Commission may determine that prizes payable to players are payable in kind.

(3)

A prize that is won through a ticket issued in printed form by a terminal and is payable to a player in accordance with these rules may be claimed from and including the day following the drawing as a result of which the prize has been won.

(4)

That prize is available for payment only when the terminal and the Commission’s on-line gaming computer system are operating.

Rule 43(3): amended, on 28 March 2008, by rule 19(1) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

Rule 43(4): amended, on 28 March 2008, by rule 19(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

44 Determination of prize claims

(1)

In all cases, the determination of prize entitlement is subject to the ticket validation requirements set out in rule 46.

(2)

A ticket issued in printed form by a terminal must in all circumstances be regarded by the Commission and by retailers as being owned by the bearer (physical possessor) of the ticket determined in accordance with these rules.

(3)

The person named on a duly completed lotto prize claim form must be treated as the bearer of the ticket accompanying the lotto prize claim form.

Rule 44(2): amended, on 28 March 2008, by rule 20 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

45 Further provisions relating to determination of prize claims

(1)

For the purposes of rule 44(3), if more than 1 person is named on a lotto prize claim form, the person first named must be treated as the bearer of the accompanying ticket.

(2)

Even though a ticket bears the name or other identification of another person or a syndicate, retailers—

(a)

must recognise only the bearer of the ticket as the owner; and

(b)

except as ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction, are not bound to take notice of any trust (express, implied, or constructive) to which any ticket or prize money may be subject.

(3)

The surrender of a ticket to a retailer and the receipt by the bearer of the ticket of any prize money payable in respect of the ticket is a good and complete discharge of the Commission’s obligations, despite any notice the Commission may have of the alleged right, title, interest, or claim of any other person or persons to the prize money.

(4)

Neither the Commission nor any other retailer is responsible or liable as a result of the payment of a prize to the bearer of any lost or stolen ticket, whether or not advice of the loss or theft has been reported or notified to the Commission before payment of the prize.

46 Ticket validation requirements

(1)

In addition to any other requirements in these rules, the requirements in subclause (2) or, as the case may be, subclause (3) apply before a ticket is regarded as a valid prize winning ticket.

(2)

For a ticket issued in printed form by a terminal,—

(a)

the ticket must include 1 or more selections that are winning selections:

(b)

the ticket must have been issued on behalf of the Commission by a retailer through a terminal in the authorised manner:

(c)

the ticket must be intact and must not be mutilated, altered, unreadable, reconstituted, or tampered with in any manner:

(d)

the information recorded on the ticket must correspond with the Commission’s computer record of prize winning tickets:

(e)

each number on the ticket, whether selection numbers, game number, or otherwise must be fully legible:

(f)

the ticket must not be defectively printed or produced in error to an extent that it cannot be processed by the Commission or any other retailer:

(g)

the ticket must not be false, counterfeit, or cancelled:

(h)

the ticket must not appear on the Commission’s computer record of cancelled tickets:

(i)

all information appearing on the ticket must appear in the Commission’s official computer record of winning tickets, and a prize must not have already been paid in relation to another ticket with identical data:

(j)

the ticket must pass all additional confidential validation tests and security criteria established by the Commission:

(k)

the ticket must not have been issued in return for a machine-completed coupon.

(3)

For a ticket purchased electronically,—

(a)

the ticket must include 1 or more selections that are winning selections:

(b)

the information recorded on the ticket must correspond with the Commission’s computer record of prize winning tickets:

(c)

the ticket must not be false or counterfeit:

(d)

the ticket must not appear on the Commission’s computer record of cancelled tickets:

(e)

all information appearing on the ticket must appear in the Commission’s official computer record of winning tickets, and a prize must not have already been paid in relation to another ticket with identical data:

(f)

the ticket must pass all additional confidential validation tests and security criteria established by the Commission.

Rule 46: substituted, on 28 March 2008, by rule 21 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

47 Certain syndicate tickets invalid

(1)

A ticket purchased by or on behalf of a commercial syndicate is void and ineligible for a prize.

(2)

Tickets purchased by or on behalf of a commercial syndicate may not be cancelled.

(3)

The Commission must not replace a ticket that is invalid under this rule.

(4)

A person does not obtain a financial gain by receiving any payment that represents the person’s proportional share (based on the amount the person paid towards the tickets purchased by or on behalf of the syndicate) of any prize.

48 Consequences of ticket being invalid

(1)

If a ticket fails to pass all the requirements set out in rule 46, the ticket is void and ineligible for any prize.

(2)

The Commission may, if it thinks fit, replace an invalid ticket with a ticket of equivalent sales price for any subsequent game.

Part 4 Claiming prize

48A Prizes won through tickets purchased electronically

(1)

Despite anything in this Part, the following provisions apply to all prizes won through tickets purchased electronically:

(a)

prizes cannot be claimed from a retailer:

(b)

monetary prizes will be credited to the purchaser:

(c)

the purchaser must comply with the Commission’s terms and conditions for prizes:

(d)

non-monetary prizes will be delivered to the purchaser’s nominated address.

(2)

Rule 51 does not apply to prizes won through tickets purchased electronically, but the rest of the rules in this Part apply to those prizes.

Rule 48A: inserted, on 28 March 2008, by rule 22 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

49 Time limits on claims

(1)

All prizes must be claimed within 12 months from the date on which the winning numbers were drawn.

(2)

Any prize not claimed within the 12-month period in the manner set out in these rules is forfeited, and the unclaimed prize money must be paid into the prize reserve fund.

Rule 49(2): amended, on 1 July 2002, by rule 7 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2002 (SR 2002/189).

50 Prizes of $1,000 or less

(1)

If the prize, or the aggregate of the prizes (whether prize money or bonus tickets or a combination), that may be claimed for any one ticket is $1,000 or less, a claimant may either present the ticket to any retailer or submit a claim to the Commission for payment.

(2)

Retailers are authorised to pay any prize or prizes for up to 12 months from the date on which the winning numbers were drawn.

(3)

Retailers must pay the bearer of a ticket winning $1,000 or less presented within that 12-month period if all the ticket validation requirements and other requirements set out in these rules have been satisfied.

(4)

If the retailer is for any reason unable to validate the claimant’s ticket, or is not authorised to pay the prize, or the claimant decides to submit the claim direct to the Commission, the claimant must make the claim direct to the Commission in the manner and on the basis set out in rule 51.

51 Prizes of more than $1,000

(1)

If the prize, or the aggregate of the prizes (whether prize money or bonus tickets or a combination), that may be claimed on any one ticket is more than $1,000, a claimant may make a claim for payment either direct to the Commission or through another retailer.

(2)

The payment of the prize or prizes may be made only by the Commission.

(3)

Claims for prizes submitted direct to the Commission may be either—

(a)

sent by mail to the Commission; or

(b)

made in person at the office of the Commission.

(4)

The procedure for prize claims made through a retailer (other than the Commission) is as follows:

(a)

the claimant must complete the back of the ticket and present it to the retailer who must—

(i)

process the ticket through the terminal to register the claim; and

(ii)

then provide the claimant with a lotto prize claim form:

(b)

the claimant must immediately complete the lotto prize claim form and return it to the retailer:

(c)

the retailer must endorse the lotto prize claim form and return to the claimant 1 copy of the endorsed form as a receipt for the surrender of the ticket:

(d)

the lotto prize claim form with the accompanying ticket must then be forwarded by the retailer to the Commission for validation.

(5)

If a claim for a prize is submitted to the Commission without a duly completed lotto prize claim form, the Commission, before paying any prize, may require the person making the claim to complete a lotto prize claim form.

52 Payment of prizes of more than $1,000

(1)

The Commission must pay a claimant under rule 51 in the manner set out in subclause (2) if—

(a)

all the ticket validation requirements set out in these rules have been satisfied; and

(b)

the Commission has not made a determination under rule 43(2).

(2)

A cheque payable to the order of the claimant or a direct credit to the claimant, for the amount of the prize due, must be,—

(a)

in the case of a cheque, either posted to the claimant or, for a claim made in person, handed to the claimant; or

(b)

in the case of a direct credit, transferred to the bank account nominated by the claimant.

(3)

A cheque posted to the claimant’s address on the lotto prize claim form must be treated as having been received by the claimant on the third day after the cheque is posted.

(4)

The Commission must pay a claimant under rule 51 in a manner determined by the Commission if—

(a)

all the ticket validation requirements set out in these rules have been satisfied; and

(b)

the Commission has made a determination under rule 43(2).

(5)

If a ticket is not validated by the Commission, the claim must be refused and the claimant notified promptly of the refusal.

53 Bonus lotto strike selection

(1)

If the ticket validation requirements and the other requirements of these rules are satisfied in respect of a lotto strike division four prize, that prize must not be paid and satisfied monetarily, but must instead be paid and satisfied by the issue, to the bearer of the ticket or, in the case of a ticket purchased electronically, to the purchaser of the ticket, of a bonus ticket with a lotto strike selection for the lotto strike game to be drawn next following the issue of the bonus ticket.

(2)

A bonus lotto strike selection for a bonus ticket must be chosen on a random basis by the Commission’s computer system.

(3)

If, when the bearer of a ticket claims a division four prize or when the bearer of a bonus lotto strike ticket presents that ticket for validation, there is no lotto strike game on sale (or, for a ticket purchased electronically, the purchaser is eligible for a division four prize and there is no lotto strike game on sale), then,—

(a)

instead of the prize being a bonus lotto strike selection, the prize must be the monetary equivalent; and

(b)

the bonus lotto strike ticket may be redeemed for the monetary equivalent (which, in the case of a ticket purchased electronically, will be credited to the purchaser).

(4)

The monetary equivalent for each winning division four lotto strike selection is $1.

Rule 53(1): amended, on 28 March 2008, by rule 23(1)(a) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

Rule 53(1): amended, on 28 March 2008, by rule 23(1)(b) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

Rule 53(3): amended, on 28 March 2008, by rule 23(2) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

Rule 53(3)(a): amended, on 28 March 2008, by rule 23(3) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

Rule 53(3)(b): amended, on 28 March 2008, by rule 23(4) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

Rule 53(4): amended, on 28 March 2008, by rule 23(5) of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79).

Part 5 Withdrawal of lotto powerball or lotto strike

54 Commission may cease to offer lotto powerball or lotto strike

The Commission may, if it sees fit, at any time decide to cease to offer (withdraw) lotto powerball or lotto strike or both.

55 Public announcement of withdrawal

If the Commission decides to withdraw lotto powerball or lotto strike (or both) it must, as soon as reasonably practicable, announce to the public (in the manner the Commission sees fit) the date on which lotto powerball or lotto strike or both (as the case may be) will be withdrawn.

56 Effect on advance selections and multi-draw selections

(1)

For a ticket issued in printed form by a terminal, if a player has made an advance selection or a multi-draw selection for a game of lotto powerball or lotto strike and that form of lotto is withdrawn, the player may—

(a)

retain the player’s ticket in relation to the game or games that will be held before the withdrawal; or

(b)

obtain a refund for the selections the player made in relation to the game or games for which a draw will be held before the withdrawal, in which case the refund must be obtained before the draw to which it relates.

(2)

For a ticket issued in printed form by a terminal, if, for any reason, a drawing for lotto powerball or lotto strike to which an advance selection or a multi-draw selection relates is not held, a player is entitled, despite rule 27(7),—

(a)

to return for cancellation any ticket on which any advance selections or multi-draw selections are recorded; and

(b)

on the cancellation of that ticket, to a refund equal to the cost of the player’s selections for each game for which a drawing was not held.

(3)

For a ticket purchased electronically, if, for any reason, a drawing for lotto powerball or lotto strike to which an advance selection or a multi-draw selection relates is withdrawn or not held, the player is entitled to a refund equal to the cost of his or her selections for each game for which a drawing was not held.

Rule 56: replaced, on 5 February 2015, by rule 16 of the Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1).

57 Payment into prize reserve fund

Any money that is not won in the last game of lotto powerball or lotto strike before its withdrawal must be paid into the prize reserve fund.

Part 6 Miscellaneous provisions

58 Limitation on Commission’s liability

Neither the Commission nor any other retailer is, in any circumstances, liable for any loss (direct or indirect) suffered by a player, bearer of a ticket, or any other person due to—

(a)

the failure of, or damage or destruction to, the Commission’s computer system or records; or

(b)

delays, losses, errors, or omissions in or made by the postal or other delivery service or by the banking system; or

(c)

any other action or event that prevents or hinders the issue of a valid ticket; or

(d)

otherwise arising from participation in any game.

59 Decisions of Commission binding

All decisions of the Commission on questions of fact concerning lotto (including decisions as to the validity of tickets, the identity of the bearer of any ticket, the determination of prize winners, and the amount and division of prize money) are final and binding on all players and any other person or persons concerned for any reason with these matters.

60 Revocation

The Lotto Rules 1996 (SR 1996/8) are revoked.

Dated at Wellington this 20th day of December 2000.

The Common Seal of the New Zealand Lotteries Commission was, pursuant to a resolution of the Commission, affixed in the presence of:

[Seal]

K L F Marshall,
Presiding Member,

A C Burgess,
Chief Executive, New Zealand Lotteries Commission.

Dated at Wellington this 22nd day of December 2000.

George Hawkins,
Minister of Internal Affairs.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 11 January 2001

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Lotto Rules 2000 that incorporates all the amendments to those rules as at the date of the last amendment to them.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Lotto Amendment Rules 2015 (LI 2015/204)

Lotto Amendment Rules 2014 (LI 2015/1)

Lotto Amendment Rules 2010 (SR 2010/275)

Lotto Amendment Rules 2008 (SR 2008/79)

Lotto Amendment Rules 2007 (SR 2007/284)

Lotto Amendment Rules 2004 (SR 2004/232)

Lotto Amendment Rules (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/350)

Lotto Amendment Rules 2002 (SR 2002/189)