Lottery - Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I buy a ticket?

You can check out our current lotteries and sign up for our mailing list to be notified when lottery tickets go on sale. Click here to join our lottery mailing list today and you'll receive your ticket order form and prize information for the next lottery.

Do I have to be a New Zealand citizen / resident?

No, you can buy tickets and win prizes regardless of your visa status. However be aware that if you do win a prize, our licences stipulate that we have to deliver prizes within New Zealand, so please be prepared to make suitable arrangements if you do win a prize but don't live here.

How do I know if I've won?

We will contact you! We try to contact our top prize winners by phone to give them the good news. Failing that, we will email or send you a letter confirming your win. Sometimes we don't have phone numbers or email addresses for our winners, so please make sure you fill in all the details on the order form.

If you join our lottery mailing list we'll email you the lottery draw results, so you can check your numbers.

Are the results published online?

Click here to see winning ticket numbers for recent lotteries. We try to update the website not more than 48 hours after each draw, giving us time to verify all prizewinning ticket purchases and follow our strict procedures

Can my tickets be emailed to me?

Yes! Tick the box on the online order form, let our customer care team know over the phone or tick the box on the order form. Just make sure your email address is correct. It's easy and convenient, it saves paper, and it saves Coastguard money, so it's a win-win!

Sometimes, your email programme or app might put your e-tickets email into your spam or junk folder. To ensure future emails always reach your inbox, please add [email protected] to your address book, mark us as a safe sender, or if you locate your e-tickets in your spam or junk folder, there'll be an option to inform your email programme or app that it's 'not spam'.

Where does my money go?

Coastguard volunteers give up their time to rescue people just like you and me. They assist many thousands of people each year who are unlucky enough to get into trouble at sea. And they save lives. There are many people walking around today who wouldn't be here if it wasn't for our courageous volunteers. It's all underpinned by supporters like you.

Your support:

  • funds search and rescue operations
  • provides rescue vessels and lifesaving equipment
  • trains volunteers for the worst
  • prevents countless more emergencies by educating boaties

How do I contact someone from the lottery team?

Call 0800 800 946, email [email protected], or write to Coastguard Lotteries, PO Box 4498, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.


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