Heart Foundation Big Heart Charity Lottery #1

Opens Mon 16 May 2022. Closes Tue 28 June 2022.


Main Prize: $300,000 cash. Drawn on Tuesday 5 July 2022.
Weekly Prize: 4 prizes of $50,000 cash.

One prize drawn weekly on Thursdays 2 June 2022, 9 June 2022, 16 June 2022, and 23 June 2022.

All prizes are paid in NZ Dollars by direct credit into each winner’s nominated New Zealand bank account. All winners are required to provide personal identification and evidence of a New Zealand bank account number prior to payment being made. The bank account must be held in the name of the winner.

All winners will be notified in writing. Attempts will also be made to notify the winners via telephone and/or email on the day of each draw.  All winners must sign and return a prize acceptance letter. This may be provided electronically.


The total number of tickets offered in the Big Heart Charity Lottery No. 1 is 190,000 ranging from ticket numbers 010000 to 199999 inclusive. The published ticket price includes GST.


Results will be declared by blind selection of included numbers, under supervision of an independent witness in accordance with Rule 6 (14) of the Gambling Act (Lottery) Game Rules 2004. Declaration will be held at the premises of Heart Foundation, 9 Kalmia Street, Ellerslie, Auckland at 10am on 2 June 2022, 9 June 2022, 16 June 2022 and 23 June 2022 for the weekly prize draw, and on 5 July 2022 for the main prize draw.

Results will be published on the Heart Foundation website by 5pm on the day of each draw. https://bigheartcharitylottery.heartfoundation.org.nz

Results will also be published in the Sunday Star Times on 5 June 2022, 12 June 2022, 19 June 2022 and 26 June 2022 for the weekly draws, and on 10 July 2022 for the main prize draw.

Other details.

This Lottery is conducted by Licence issued under Section 37 of the Gambling Act 2003. Licence Number LT090000157.

The Big Heart Charity Lottery is transacted electronically. All ticket sales are made online or by phone via credit card payment, and all communication of ticket numbers and other Lottery details will be provided via email. A current email address must be provided to participate in the Lottery. A current physical address must be provided for identification purposes, but tickets will not be mailed. A current phone number is requested to enable winners to be contacted on the day of the draw.

Entry is only open to those aged 18 years or over at the time of ticket purchase.

The four weekly draws will include all tickets purchased from Mon 16 May up until 11.59pm on the day before each weekly draw.  The main prize draw will include all tickets purchased from Mon 16 May up until 11:59pm on Tue 28 June 2022.

Donations to the Heart Foundation may be made when purchasing tickets. All donations of $5 or more are eligible for a tax credit from the IRD. A tax receipt will be issued within 10 days of the close of the Lottery.

If you authorise it, your name and contact details will be retained to keep you informed about future Heart Foundation Lotteries, promotional events or fundraising activities that may be of interest to you. You may check, update or suppress your details from our records by contacting the Heart Foundation at the following address. Mark Simpson (Organiser), The National Heart Foundation of New Zealand, Private Bag 11912, Ellerslie, Auckland.

Should early cancellation of this Lottery be necessary, notification will be sent via email to all ticket holders and a notice put up on the Heart Foundation website.

To contact the Department of Internal Affairs, phone 0800 257 887 or write to Regulatory Services, Department of Internal Affairs, PO Box 10095, Wellington.

The net proceeds of the Big Heart Charity Lottery will be used to advance the Heart Foundation’s work in funding heart research, specialist training, heart-health education programmes and support in the community for those living with heart disease.

The National Heart Foundation of New Zealand is a registered charity (CC23052) under the Charities Act 2005.    

Frequently asked questions


What does the Heart Foundation do?

Our Vision: Hearts fit for life.

Our purpose:  To stop all people in New Zealand dying prematurely from heart disease and enable people with heart disease to live full lives.

  • Every 90 minutes, one person in New Zealand dies from heart disease.
  • Each year, we fund around $4 million of leading-edge heart research and specialist training for Kiwi cardiologists, and it is all thanks to people like you. Over $82 million has been invested since 1968 but we still have lots to do. Heart disease is New Zealand’s single biggest killer, and our best hope is continued research which is not possible without the continued help of generous Kiwis.
  • Our education and prevention programmes tackle heart disease head-on in the community, wherever it is needed most. The work that we do with young children creates a foundation for keeping hearts healthy into the future.
  • Every day, we connect with communities across the country providing much needed support, care and advice to some of the 170,000 people and their families affected by heart disease.

Our dedication and commitment to tackling heart disease drives everything we do.

Why has the Heart Foundation launched a new lottery programme?

Unfortunately, significant challenges over the last two years, including the cancellations of our ‘Big Heart Appeal’ street collections, have impacted our fundraising by hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Recent legislation changes on the sale of online charity lottery tickets now enable us to reach a wider audience of New Zealanders. The purchasing of Lottery tickets not only supports our life-saving work, but also gives participants the chance to win big prizes.

The new Big Heart Charity Lottery will run in addition to our long-standing Heart Foundation Lottery, which has seen over 130 brand-new homes won in the past 29 years.

What can I win in the Big Heart Charity Lottery?

The Big Heart Charity Lottery has five major cash prizes to be won.

The top prize is NZ$300,000 which is drawn a week after the published ticket sales close date.
During the Lottery, there will be four additional draws, each for NZ$50,000 on dates advertised.
When you buy a ticket, it will be entered into all remaining draws.