Lotto NZ to partially reopen

Lotto NZ will partially reopen in New Zealand this week.
Lotto NZ will partially reopen in New Zealand this week.

Lotto NZ tickets will be sold in dairies and convenience stores from next week as the country slowly emerges from Covid-19 lockdown measures.

New Zealand.- New Zealand lottery operator Lotto NZ has announced that it will partially reopen this week, with tickets being sold in dairies and convenience stores.

Lotto NZ counters will reopen under Alert Level 3, with the remaining stores needing to stay closed until Alert Level 2 is reached as New Zealand emerges from lCoronavirus lockdown measures.

Ticket sales have been entirely online since the beginning of the month.

CEO of Lotto NZ, Chris Lyman, said: “By safely re-opening some of our retail stores this week we can continue to generate funding for New Zealand communities, many of which will need it now more than ever.

“We have seen a big increase in customers purchasing their tickets online during the lockdown, which has been fantastic, but sales have decreased which ultimately means less community funding.

“We’re really pleased to be able to re-open Lotto counters in some of our stores this week, giving our customers an option to buy their tickets in open stores if they wish.”

Lotto NZ generates funding to communities in New Zealand, with 100 per cent of profits going to over 3,000 good causes around the country.

It is also a significant funder of Sport New Zealand, New Zealand Film Commission and Creative New Zealand.

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