New Zealand Lotteries Commission
PO Box 8929
Special Purpose Lottery:
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
Further to our consultation discussion on 24 February
2011 and pursuant to section 245 of the Gambling Act 2003,
I instruct the New Zealand Lotteries Commission to promote a special purpose New Zealand lottery.
The purpose of this lottery is to help fund the earthquake relief effort in Canterbury.
I also authorise the Commission to use whatever funds are necessary from current financial year profits to ensure that the sum of 50 cents from every dollar in sales for the special lottery is made available in profits for earthquake relief.
The New Zealand lottery will be sales for the Lotto family of games (Lotto, Powerball and Strike) to be drawn on Saturday 5 March 2011.
Thank you for your willingness to contribute to the relief effort.
HON NATHAN GUY, Minister of Internal Affairs.