Keno FAQs

Common questions and answers related to New Zealand’s Keno lottery game.

We’ll tell you what you can win and how long you have to claim your Keno prize. Get the answers by clicking on the question you are interested in.

How do I play Keno?

Choose up to ten numbers from 1-80 - how many you pick will affect your odds and potential prize. Then decide how much you want to wager, which will be multiplied by your win.

Depending on your wager, your ticket price could be $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10, $20, $50 or $100 per line.

Four times every day at 10:00 a.m., 01:00 p.m., 03:00 p.m. and 06:00 p.m.

You can enter Keno right up until the time of the draw, and immediately start buying tickets for the next draw.

Yes. A Dip can choose random numbers for you, but you will still need to decide on a specific wager from as little as $1 for a single draw, up to a Dip of $28 that enters you into seven consecutive draws.

Yes, you can. A Dip is one way to do this (see above) or you can simply enter your chosen numbers for anywhere up to ten draws, or for a set multiple of 14, 20 or 28.

Yes - choose the draw time you want to enter when filling in your entry slip.

A total of 20 balls are drawn from the pot of 1-80, and your chosen numbers are compared with them. If you have matched a certain number, you win a prize. There is also a consolation prize if you selected ten numbers without a single match.

Prizes start from $2, depending on how many numbers you have decided to play. If you play the maximum ten numbers and match all ten, you stand to win $250,000 multiplied by your wager - just remember, there is a maximum $1 million prize fund for each draw, and if this is exceeded, all prizes for matching 7 of 7, 8 of 8, 9 of 9 and 10 of 10 numbers will be scaled back.

Anywhere up to 12 months. After that, you forfeit your prize, and the money is returned to the prize pool for future Keno draws.