This week, the New Zealand Lotto celebrated its 25th anniversary. Over two decades worth of important milestones were commemorated, as the lottery announced its achievements since 1987. It is certainly an ideal model for a national lottery, a fact which is highlighted by its longevity.
The New Zealand Lottery was established in 1987. In its 25 years of existence, the lottery has generated billions of dollars in profits, winnings and charitable donations. The lottery has spawned several different games and has become the most popular form of gambling in the country; so, we predict that it has another good 25 years ahead of itself.
Since 1987, the New Zealand Lottery has awarded more than $6 billion in prizes to over 200 million winners. Over 5000 individuals cashed in tier-one top prizes and the company’s instant-lottery tickets have made millionaires out of nearly 100 lucky winners.
While the company has done well for itself over the years, it has also done good for the community. The New Zealand Lottery has donated over $3 billion of its profits to local charities and not-for-profit organizations. Health, education and social programs have benefited from the New Zealand Lottery since 1987, and the lottery is committed to bettering the local community.