NZ Powerball is a straightforward lottery game, but don’t be fooled by its simplicity – there’s still a lot of room for choice. Whether you’re a newbie looking for a few pointers, or an old hat in need of a different approach, this is the place to be. Read on and learn everything you need to know to be a Powerball Pro!

Getting Lucky

Some Powerball and Lottery winners swear by their lucky numbers and have won numerous times using the same set of numbers (or a combination of them). If you’re attached to certain numbers, test them out and see if they work for you. If not, it’s just as easy to move on, try different numbers, or…

Quick Pick

The Quick Play option allows you to ‘quick pick’ your Powerball numbers. ‘Quick pick’ numbers are computer generated, which is ideal if you’re indecisive, want to buy more than a few tickets, or simply want to save time.

Sharing is Caring

If you’re a regular Powerball player, you’ll know it’s not always possible to play every single game. One way to make playing the lottery more affordable is to start a syndicate and pool your money spent on tickets. That way, you get to play more often, and therefore stand a better chance of winning (don’t forget though – those winnings will need to be shared!).

Hot Numbers, Hot Prizes

Some lottery sites show you what numbers have been ‘hot’ lately – in other words, numbers that appear frequently in the winning draw. One of the great things about online lottery sites is that the results are easily accessible and visible, so you can track the results on your own, and test those ‘hot’ numbers ours for yourself.

Cash or Annuity

If you hit the jackpot, the first real decision you need to make (yes, before which house/car/holiday you should spend your money on) is whether to get paid out in one lump sum or an annuity. The lump sum means you get the total prize immediately, in cash. The annuity means you get paid in installments, over a long period of time. There’s no ‘right’ choice, but either way, the smart thing to do would be to get some financial advice before making any major expenditures.

Ready to try your luck? Click here to choose your favorite Powerball game.