While the Lotto jackpot always remains the same - $1 million - technically that is the biggest win you could get. However, with add-ons such as Powerball and Strike, the prize money can be increased greatly. Here are some of the biggest Lotto wins in history, including the add-ons:$44 million won on November 9th 2016 with Powerball add-on
On the draw of November 9th 2016, one lucky ticket holder from Dairy Flat north of Auckland won what is still considered the largest prize won by a single ticket holder. This draw also holds the record for the largest number of tickets sold in a single New Zealand Powerball draw.$38 million won on November 22nd 2017 with Powerball add-on
On the draw of November 22nd 2017, two lucky ticket holders split the second-largest jackpot ever won in New Zealand lottery history - $38 million. One of the tickets was bought at Fresh Choice supermarket in Greytown, while the other was sold at the New World store in Warkworth. The ticket holders received a whopping $19 million each.$36 million won on June 24th 2009 with Powerball add-on
On the draw of June 24th 2009, the Powerball jackpot of $36 million was won by a syndicate of four family members. They called themselves ‘Irish Luck’, which sounds just about right as they managed to win both the First Division and Second Division prizes.$35.2 million won on April 9th 2011 with Powerball add-on
On the draw of April 9th 2011, two lucky winners split the Powerball jackpot of $35.2 million, receiving $17.6 million each. The winning tickets were purchased in Dannevirke and Hamilton.$33 million won on September 28th 2013 with Powerball add-on
On the draw of September 28th 2013, there was no First Division jackpot winner, but there was a lucky Second Division winner. According to the rules, if the Powerball jackpot exceeds $30 million and there is no First Division winner, the funds roll down to the next winning prize tier.
There was only one winner in the Second Division, therefore he received the $33 million all to himself by matching five of the main numbers, the Bonus Ball, and the Powerball.$30.5 million won on October 18th 2008 with Powerball add-on
On the draw of October 18th 2008, there were six lucky ticket holders, who split the prize of $30.5 million, receiving $6.1 million each. The lucky tickets were purchased in Reefton (1), Manukau (1), Auckland (1), and Wellington (2).