Lotto looks at the little things with its ode to Saturdays

Some see it as tax on the stupid. Others see it as a golden ticket. But whatever your opinion, Lotto is part of the Kiwi furniture. And to celebrate its 25th birthday, it’s launched a new campaign centred around the joy of Saturdays.


The TVC by DDB and Exit Films’ Greg Wood is part of a package of activity to run over a fortnight that includes newspaper wraps, POS, and in-mall installations communicating the fact there are over a thousand extra prizes worth $7.5 million to be won. 

“We wanted to use the TVC to celebrate the 25th birthday milestone with New Zealanders, reflecting on how much Lotto has become a part of the Kiwi way of life, especially on a Saturday,” says DDB’s managing director Justin Mowday. 

He says it was a chance to take a step back from the glitz and glamour of the big win that has generally been the focus of recent campaigns and concentrate on the little things. 

“Of course, we all dream big, but at the end of the day having the time to enjoy the small moments in life with family and friends is what many of us also wish for.” 

The 25th birthday promotion, which was one of ex-head of marketing Wendy Rayner’s last projects before chucking in the towel—culminates in a big draw on Saturday 25 August. And we imagine it will be slightly different than this one from 1987. 


Slightly disappointed De La Soul’s ‘Saturday’ couldn’t be worked into the campaign somehow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYiQTkQ9VPA


Agency: DDB Group New Zealand

Client: NZ Lotteries

Product: Lotto
Group Executive Creative Director: Andy Fackrell

Creative Group Heads: Natalie Knight, Gavin Siakimotu

Executive Producer: Judy Thompson

Agency Producer: Tania Jeram

Production Company: Exit Films

Director: Greg Wood

Producer: Declan Cahill

DOP: Ian McCarroll

Editor: Cushla Dillon

Grade: Digital Post

Post production: Perceptual Engineering

Animation:  Kaleidoscope

Sound Editor: Jon Cooper / Coopers at Franklin Rd

Composer: Peter Van de Fluit / Liquid Studios

Group Business Director: Angela Watson

Account Director: Jenny Travers / Charlie Stow

Planner: Thinza Mon

Brand Manager: Justin Powell

Head of Marketing: Wendy Rayner

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