Dated at Auckland this 6th day of July 2015.
The Common Seal of the New Zealand Lotteries Commission was, pursuant to a resolution of the Commission, affixed in the presence of:
Approved by the Minister of Internal Affairs on the 23rd day of June 2015.
Minister of Internal Affairs.
This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
The amendments relate to the introduction of a mid-week lotto draw. They—
replace and amend respectively the definitions of board and coupon so that new coupons can be introduced that allow players to select the number of lines they would like to play, rather than having to choose particular numbers; and
make it clear that lucky dip selections can be made for multiple draws; and
remove the potential for the standard lotto division one prize pool to jackpot if it is not won. The maximum division one prize allocation for standard lotto is expected to be $1 million per draw, as determined by Lotto NZ; and
add a new prize division for lotto powerball. The new division 7 will have a fixed prize of $12; and
allow Lotto NZ to determine the maximum allocation to division one in respect of lotto powerball in the same way as it is able to do for standard lotto; and
make changes to percentages payable to the prize pool and the prize reserve fund to facilitate the introduction of mid-week lotto; and
These rules are a legislative instrument and a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012 and must be presented to the House of Representatives under section 41 of that Act.
Date of notification in Gazette: 27 August 2015.
These rules are administered by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission.