Dated at Wellington this 9th day of October 2002.
The Common Seal of the New Zealand Lotteries Commission was, pursuant to a resolution of the Commission, affixed in the presence of:
Chief Executive, New Zealand Lotteries Commission.
Dated at Wellington this 22nd day of October 2002.
Minister of Internal Affairs.
This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which come into force on 27 October 2002, amend the Lotto Rules 2000 to make changes to the allocation of the prize pool, prize divisions, and selection of winning numbers for standard lotto and lotto powerball. The main changes are as follows:
Particular rules for allocation of division one prize pool of standard lotto
New rule 31A provides that, at each drawing, $1 million must be paid—
In the case of 2 or more division one winning selections, every other player who holds a division one winning selection will be paid a specified prize according to the total number of winning selections, as set out in rule 31A(2)(b).
If there are no winning selections in division one, new rule 31B provides that $1 million must be paid to a player who holds a winning selection in the next lowest prize division with winning selections.
New rule 31C authorises the New Zealand Lotteries Commission (the Commission) to make payments to and from the prize reserve fund to deal with any surplus or shortfall in the allocation of the division one prize pool under new rules 31A and 31B.
Changes to prize divisions for standard lotto and lotto powerball
New rules 31(1) and 33(1) restructure the prize divisions for standard lotto and lotto powerball. The main changes are—
New rules 31(2) and 33(2) also make changes to the allocation of the prize pool to each prize division for standard lotto and lotto powerball (except division one of lotto powerball which remains at 80% of the prize pool).
Particular rules for allocation of division six prize pool of standard lotto
New rule 31D provides that, at each drawing, the prize pool allocated to division six of standard lotto must be applied,—
(a) in the case of less than 200 000 winning selections, to pay each player who holds a winning selection a prize of $10.00, or any greater amount determined by the Commission, for each winning selection; and
New rule 31E authorises the Commission to make payments to and from the prize reserve fund to deal with any surplus or shortfall in the allocation of the division six prize pool under new rule 31D(a).
Other amendments and transitional provision
Rules 3, 29(2), 36, 36B, 37, 39, and 41(2)(b) of the principal rules are consequentially amended to reflect the changes made by new rules 31A to 31E.
The rules also contain a transitional provision which provides that advance game entries and multi draw selections for a game of standard lotto made before the commencement of these rules remain valid after the commencement of the rules.