Gold Lotto, or Saturday Gold Lotto, is a weekly lottery with a Division 1 prize of at least $5 million. Superdraws also take place from time to time to increase the jackpot to a guaranteed $20 million.
Draws take shortly after 7:30pm AEST every Saturday and you can find the latest winning numbers on the Gold Lotto Results page straight away. The game is played everywhere in Australia but it is only known as Gold Lotto in Queensland. There are also Monday and Wednesday Gold Lotto draws on other days of the week, although the game works slightly differently on a Saturday.
The game is known by other names in other areas, such as X Lotto in South Australia, and TattsLotto in Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory
How to Play Gold Lotto
To play Saturday Gold Lotto, you are required to select six numbers from 1 to 45. You need to get your entries in before 7:30pm on a Saturday night. Here’s a full step-by-step guide:
- Choose your numbers. You can select six of your own from 1 to 45 using a marked entry, get a Quick Pick if you want a random set, or even submit a system entry. A system entry allows you to choose more than six numbers, giving you more chances to win.
- Specify how many draws you want your numbers to be entered into, up to a maximum of 10 in advance.
- Purchase your tickets. The cost of entry is $3.30 for four games.
- Keep your tickets safe and wait for the draw to take place and
- Check your Gold Lotto numbers against the official results.
When the Saturday Gold Lotto draw takes place, eight numbers are drawn at random. The six main balls are drawn first, followed by two supplementary numbers from the remaining 39. These supplementary numbers exist to create additional prize divisions.
Gold Lotto Dividends
Gold Lotto has six prize divisions so you can win even without matching all of the numbers. In fact, only three of your six numbers have to be the same as the six main numbers for you to receive a payout. Match all six and you win a share of the $5 million jackpot. The game is so popular and so many tickets are sold that there are usually multiple winners of the Division 1 prize every Saturday, but the jackpot does carry over to the next week if nobody wins.
The following table shows all the ways to win, the odds for each prize division and the highest, lowest and average dividends won.
|Prize Division||Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Prize Pool Percentage||Prize Payout In Last Draw||Average Payout for Last 3 Months|
|1||6 main numbers||1 in 8,145,060||0% (Fixed $1,000,000 for up to four winners)||$1,720,277.26||$1,748,773.04|
|2||5 main numbers + 1 or 2 Supplementary numbers||1 in 678,755||4.5%||$9,124.25||$10,903.41|
|3||5 main numbers||1 in 36,689||7.0%||$854.70||$882.41|
|4||4 main numbers||1 in 733||19.5%||$21.50||$25.55|
|5||3 main numbers + 1 or 2 Supplementary numbers||1 in 297||27.0%||$13.85||$15.74|
|6||3 main numbers||1 in 53||42.0%||$8.45||$8.43|
|The overall odds of winning a Saturday Gold Lotto prize are 1 in 42|
Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraws are held occasionally throughout the year and work in exactly the same way as regular draws, except that the Division 1 prize is bumped up to $20 million. Once a year there is also a Megadraw, which offers a jackpot of $30 million to celebrate the Christmas and New Year period.
If you win a Gold Lotto prize, you have seven years from the date of the draw in which to claim it. The process for claiming prizes depends on how much you have won, but for any amount up to $1,500 you just need to visit a retail outlet or claim by post. Go to the How to Claim page for more information about what to do if you win.
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$20 Million Superdraws
Saturday Gold Lotto regularly boosts the jackpot to $20 million in Superdraws. The Div. 1 prize gets shared equally between any winners.Superdraws
Stats & Frequencies
Take a look at the most frequently drawn Saturday Gold Lotto numbers, as well as common pairs, jackpot history and number statistics.Statistics
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Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to the most frequently asked Gold Lotto questions, such as when the draws take place, how te game is played and what you can win.View all FAQs
$30 Million Megadraws
Taking place less often than Superdraws, the Gold Lotto Megadraw offers jackpots of up to $30 million, usually around New Year.Megadraws
Take a look at some of the big events that have taken place throughout Saturday Gold Lotto's history, including record division 1 prizes and changes to the matrix and ticket price.All Events