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How Technology has Impacted Keno Gaming

Lotto NZ offers a variety of lottery games for you to choose from, including Lotto, Keno, Powerball, Strike, and even some lesser-known games like Bullseye. Bullseye was created on October 19, 2009, and is operated by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission.

How to Play

To play, all you have to do is choose a six-digit number between 000000 and 999999. You can choose your own numbers or you can use the Quick Pick option and the numbers will be randomly generated for you.

An entry ticket costs NZD 2.00. You can buy a ticket up until just before the draw, which happens daily at 18.00. Sales become available again shortly after the draw has finished.

Bullseye also offers the option of Advance Play for 7 or 14 draws at a time. When using Advance Play, tickets work out cheaper per play – a 7-day single-line entry costs NZD 10.00, and a 14-day single-line entry costs NZD 20.00.

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How to Win!

Bullseye draws occur every day at 18.00 local time, and results are posted online later that evening.
You will win the jackpot if you guess the exact six-digit Bullseye number. However, if you do not match the six-digit Bullseye number exactly, you can still win prizes based on how close your six-digit number is to the exact number – the closer your number is to the Bullseye, the more money you could win!

Please note that unlike the more traditional lottery games, Bullseye does not offer supplementary games or ways to win prizes on top of the main draw.


Bullseye guarantees a minimum jackpot of NZD 100,000! Bullseye is a rollover game, therefore the jackpot can continue to increase. However, the maximum limit is NZD 400,000.

If no participant wins the jackpot at the limit, the prize decreases to the next prize tier. Please note that since Bullseye draws happen every day, the jackpot reaches the jackpot cap frequently, which means that regular big wins at the second and third prize tiers occur due to the roll down.

Odds and Prizes

The odds of winning the Bullseye jackpot are 1 in 1,000,000.

Remember that it is still possible to win a prize even if you do not guess the exact Bullseye numbers. Prizes are offered at six different tiers.

While the jackpot amount quickly changes, the prizes at the other tiers are fixed. For example, the lowest-tier prize is a ticket into the next draw.

Prize category

Winning Criteria

Winning Odds

Winning Odds %


Match the 

Bullseye number

1 in 1,000,000



Within 5 of the 

Bullseye number

1 in 100,000



Within 6 to 50 of the

Bullseye number

1 in 11,111



Within 51 to 500 of the

Bullseye number

1 in 1,111



Within 501 to 5,000 of the

Bullseye number

1 in 111



Within 5,001 to 50,000 of 

the Bullseye number

1 in 11


Payout and Taxes

Players have up to one year to claim their prize, and prizes are paid out as lump sums only. In New Zealand, lottery prizes are tax free.

Who Can Play?

You must be 18 years or older to play Bullseye. You can purchase tickets from authorised lottery retailers across New Zealand, or online at the official Lotto NZ website, or by downloading the mobile app. Please note that unlike some of the other lottery games, Bullseye is not available to people overseas.