Help & Information
Use this page to find out all the key information you need to know about National Lottery games in Australia. You can see the main points about each game below and then you can choose your favourite to learn more or view the latest results. Further down the page there is more useful information about playing Australian lotteries, with links to detailed help guides.
First launched in New South Wales in 1979, Monday Lotto is now a national game that offers a fixed prize of $1 million for up to four winners. There are five other prize divisions apart from the jackpot, plus plenty of regular special promotions for you to enjoy.
- Select six numbers from 1 to 45
- Jackpot of $1 million per winner, if there are up to four winners
- Six different ways to win
- Double Your Win and Cashcade Celebrations
Introduced in 1994 to accompany Monday Lotto, the Wednesday version of the game is played in exactly the same way. You can win $1 million if you match all six main numbers, while there are also Cashcade Celebrations and Double Your Win draws.
- Works the same as Monday Lotto
- $4 million is split evenly if there are more than four winners
- Various ways to play
- Promotions boost the value of non-jackpot prizes
Saturday Lotto, also known as TattsLotto, Gold Lotto or X Lotto depending where you are in Australia, has a guaranteed jackpot of $5 million every week. Superdraws and Megadraws also bump up the jackpot to significantly bigger amounts.
- Pick six numbers from 45
- Minimum jackpot of $5 million
- Match three or more to win a prize
- Division 1 prize increased to $20 million for Superdraws
The Oz Lotto jackpot starts at $2 million and keeps rising until it gets won. It has even been known to climb higher than $100 million! There are seven prize divisions altogether in a game that has been creating big winners since it was established in 1994.
- Draws held every Tuesday night
- Choose seven numbers from 1 to 45
- No jackpot cap means the Division 1 prize has topped $100 million
- Seven prize divisions
Powerball holds the record for paying out Australia’s biggest lottery prize, with a jackpot that can climb rapidly into nine figures. It also has eight other prize divisions, so you just need to match two main numbers plus the Powerball to win.
- Minimum jackpot of $3 million
- Division 1 has reached $150 million
- Draws take place on Thursday nights
- Pick 5 numbers from 1 to 35 and a Powerball from 1 to 20
Set for Life
Australia’s only annuity game gives you the chance to win $20,000 a month for 20 years if you match all the main numbers. You even get monthly payments for a year in Division 2. Draws take place every day of the week.
- Choose seven numbers from 1 to 44
- Draws every night at 9:00pm
- Division 1 offers a guaranteed income rather than a single payout
- Eight prize divisions in total
Played everywhere apart from New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, the aim of the game in Super 66 is to match six numbers from 0 to 9 in the right order. The top prize starts at $16,666 and climbs until it is won.
- Draws take place every Saturday night
- Win by matching at least two of the winning numbers in order
- Jackpot grows until it is won
- Can be played on its own or as an add-on game
Super Jackpot and Mega Jackpot
Super Jackpot and Mega Jackpot are two raffle-style Lucky Lotteries games. There are thousands of guaranteed prizes in every draw, plus a jackpot that can increase from draw to draw. The Mega Jackpot even gets into the tens of millions.
- Each raffle number you receive is unique
- Thousands of guaranteed prizes
- Games take place when all available entries are sold
- Two draws for each game - second one determines the jackpot
Depending on where you live, you can also take part in other games that are run by your own lottery operator. Lotto Strike is available in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory and requires you to predict the first four numbers to be drawn in the Monday, Wednesday and Saturday Lotto games. In Cash 3, a Western Australia-only game, you have to match three numbers from 0 to 9.
You can also take part in a number of international lotteries from Australia. There are huge jackpots to play for all around the world and you don’t need to miss out anymore. You can sign up to an online service and enjoy games such as Mega Millions, EuroMillions and SuperEnalotto.
Playing lottery games in Australia is straightforward, whether you’re a fan of domestic games such as Powerball and Oz Lotto or prefer to target international jackpots. There are also a few other aspects about playing that you should know about. Find out more information below and select any of the links for more details.
There are various ways to claim lottery prizes in Australia. For most prizes you can just visit your local store, but for larger amounts you will need to claim by post or go to a head office. The exact rules vary between states, but remember that you need to collect prizes in the same jurisdiction as you purchased your ticket.
The good news is that you don’t need to pay any tax on lottery prizes won in Australia. If you’re playing an international game and win a major prize you’ll need to check about taxes with the provider you are using and a financial expert.
If you become a registered player, you will be given a lottery card and then a record will be kept of every ticket you purchase. It’s a great way to make sure you don’t miss out on a prize. If you win a jackpot, for example, lottery officials will be able tell who bought it and contact you to start the claims process.
There are different player cards in different states, from the Winners Circle in Queensland to TattsCards in Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
Find out how to spot lottery scams and what you should do if you receive one. Lottery fraud can come in many guises, but remember that it's impossible to win a prize if you haven't bought a ticket.
Where the Money Goes
When you buy a lottery ticket, the money you spend goes towards helping good causes as well as paying prizes. Learn about the organisations which benefit from lottery money.
You need to have a valid ticket in order to claim any prizes you have won, so make sure to keep entries safe. Find out the procedure for lost and damaged tickets.