Want to brighten up your Tuesdays after the Monday blues? Then it’s time to enjoy the thrill of Oz Lotto, a nationwide lottery with ginormous jackpot prizes. How large, you ask? Oz Lotto currently holds the largest Australian lotto jackpot of over AUD106 million, which was drawn last June 30, 2009.
Oz Lotto’s prizes are larger because the chances of winning them are more challenging. The game requires you to select seven winning numbers instead of the usual six. To get a shot at Oz Lotto’s giant jackpot, here’s what you need to know:
When Can I Play Oz Lotto?
Oz Lotto is played every Tuesday. The draw’s close time depends on the state lottery. For instance:
- For NSW Lotteries, Oz Lotto draws close every Tuesday at 7:30pm.
- For Tattersalls and Golden Casket, draws close every 7:30pm as well. The latest results are generally available by 9:00pm (AEST) on the evening of the draw.
- For Lotterywest, the close time is at 5:00pm.
- For SA Lotteries, the close time is at 7:00pm.
As for your draw’s schedule, check your lottery ticket to see when your game is drawn.
How to Play Oz Lotto
- Purchase a ticket.
- You can then either choose your own numbers or ask the retailer/website for randomly generated ones.
- Like other lotto games, there are three ways to play Oz Lotto:
- A standard game is played by choosing seven regular numbers from a selection numbered 1 to 45. Seven numbers will be randomly selected by the lottery company. If your numbers match the ones selected by the lottery company, you win the game.
- You can also play multi-week entries for other days of the week, using the same numbers for several weeks at a time.
- There is also a “systems entry”, which lets you choose more numbers per game to increase your chances of winning.
How Can I Check Results?
Just visit your state lottery’s website. The latest and historical results are published there.
How Can I Win in Oz Lotto?
Here are the divisions for Tuesday Oz Lotto:
|Division||Winning numbers required||Odds in 18 games|
|1||All 7 winning numbers||2,521,090:1|
|2||6 winning numbers plus 1 or 2 supplementary numbers||180,078:1|
|3||6 winning numbers||10,004:1|
|4||5 winning numbers plus 1 or 2 supplementary numbers||1,645:1|
|5||5 winning numbers||191:1|
|6||4 winning numbers||9:1|
|7||3 winning numbers plus 1 or 2 supplementary numbers||5:1|