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NZ Lotteries
Address: 54-56 Cambridge Terrace Wellington, New Zealand
117 Khyber Pass Road PO Box 8929, Auckland 1150
E-mail Address:
Phone: +64 9 363 0904
Fax: +64 9 363 0972
Population: 4 million
Lottery Director: Wayne Pickup
Year Lottery Founded: 1987
Sales FY 2015: NZ$893,673,000
Number of Employees (Full Time): 120
# Retailers: 1,345
On-line Vendor: GTECH
Instant Ticket Vendor: Oberthur
Games Offered: Lotto, Lotto Strike, Lotto Powerball, Keno, Instant Kiwi
Beneficiaries: Arts, sport and community programs
Jurisdiction: New Zealand



New Zealand Lotteries Commission (NZLC) is New Zealand's only gaming provider with a pure community-benefit funding model. Lotto, its flagship game, has become a national icon.
Lotto was introduced as a result of the 1985 report Sport on the Move, which saw the new game as a source of extra revenue for recreation, arts, sport and community projects. The Labour government of the day agreed that the income from the existing Golden Kiwi had peaked. And so NZLC was established in 1987, with Lotto's first draw being held on 1 August that year.
Alongside Lotto, NZLC's other current products are Lotto Powerball, Lotto Strike, Keno and Instant Kiwi.
NZLC's retail network of more than 640 "Lotto Shops" employs more than 3,600 people, the largest single retail network in New Zealand.

News Archive for CY2018
February 20, 2018 New Zealand Gamblers Spent $125 Million More in FY 2016/17
January 22, 2018 Lotto NZ Choose Cloudcheck

News Archive for CY2017
August 1, 2017 Record Returns to the Community from Lotto NZ
July 4, 2017 Drug Free Sport New Zealand Announce New Chief Executive
April 3, 2017 PM Says Government Will Not Support Proposed Casino Resort

News Archive for CY2016
November 2, 2016 Lotto Sales Could Top $1billion for the First Time This Financial Year
October 17, 2016 Lotto NZ Returns $204 Million to the Community
September 14, 2016 Lotto NZ Earns World Class Security Standard Certifications
June 27, 2016 Government Release Gambling Review Discussion Document
May 25, 2016 Lotto NZ Eyes Online Scratchies
May 23, 2016 Lotto NZ Issue RFP for Instant Win Game (IWG) Platform and Games
April 16, 2016 Changes to NZ Betting Laws Under Consideration
April 7, 2016 Government Announce Next Steps for Gambling Review
March 15, 2016 Lotto New Zealand’s Focus on Responsible Gaming Internationally Recognised
March 2, 2016 Hoed Research Wins Major Lotto NZ Contract
February 24, 2016 NZ Gambling Expenditure Up in FY 2014/15

News Archive for CY2015
November 2, 2015 Lack of Jackpots Slows Lottery Playing
October 16, 2015 Passage of Bill Brings Greater Clarity to Gambling Law
August 3, 2015 New Zealand Lotteries Looks to Anywhere Anytime Gaming
June 8, 2015 Goodbye to Lotto's Spinning Wheel
April 8, 2015 Appointments to Lotteries Commission
March 21, 2015 NZ Lotteries Create More Fun for Players with 2nd Chance Draw
February 18, 2015 Lottery Reports Decline in Core Business


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