Lotto NZ Will Continue Online During Lockdown


Lotto NZ customers will still be able to purchase their tickets online during the lockdown period, however there will be no in-store sales.

Lotto NZ exists to generate funding for New Zealand, with 100% of profits going to over 3,000 good causes in our communities. Lotto NZ is also a significant funder of Sport New Zealand, New Zealand Film Commission and Creative New Zealand.

“By operating online during the lockdown period we can continue to provide funding to New Zealand communities, many of which will need it now more than ever,” says Lotto NZ CEO Chris Lyman. 

The live Lotto draw is going ahead as normal tonight, and people can continue to buy their tickets in-store and online. However, from 11.59pm tonight Lotto retail stores will be closed until Alert Level 4 has been lifted. This includes Lotto NZ counters in pharmacies, dairies, petrol stations and supermarkets, as these remain open for essential services only.

“We know some of our customers will be disappointed they won’t be able to purchase tickets in-store during Alert Level 4, but like other businesses we have had to adapt during these unprecedented times,” says Chris.