Lotto Strike FAQs
Find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Lotto Strike. You’ll learn more about how the game works, the prizes you can win, and much more.
What is the Lotto Strike draw time?
The winning numbers are drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at approximately 8:30pm AEST.
What time does the draw close?
The cut-off time for ticket sales is 7:30pm AEST on the night of the draw.
How much do tickets cost?
Lotto Strike tickets cost $1.10 per game.
How does Lotto Strike work?
Lotto Strike takes the first four winning numbers drawn from Monday Lotto, Wednesday Lotto and Saturday Lotto. The aim of the game is to match the numbers in the same order as they are drawn.
How do I play?
To play Lotto Strike, you have to select four numbers from 1 to 45. You can choose your own and put them in the order you think they will be drawn, or get a set randomly generated. There are various ways to play, including Boxed entries which increase your chances of winning. Go to the How to Play page for more information.
Can I play Lotto Strike on its own?
No. You have to play Lotto Strike alongside Monday Lotto, Wednesday Lotto or Saturday Lotto. It cannot be played as a standalone game.
Is Lotto Strike available everywhere?
Lotto Strike can only be played in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. It is not available in other parts of Australia.
How do I win prizes?
You win prizes by matching your numbers to the winning numbers in exactly the same positions. You only need to get one in the correct place to get a prize, and the value of payouts increases the more numbers you match. Get all four the same and you win the Division 1 prize. Go to the Odds and Dividends page for more information.
What if I match numbers in a different order?
There are no prizes for matching the numbers in a different order. For example, if you select the numbers 2, 4, 6 and 8, and the winning numbers are 8, 6, 4 and 2, you would not win as you haven’t got any in the same place. If the winning numbers in this case were 8, 4, 6 and 2, you would win the ‘Match 2’ prize because you have successfully matched 4 and 6 correctly.
How much can I win?
The Division 1 prize starts at $100,000 and jackpots if it is not won, so it can grow much higher. The top prize is shared if there are multiple winners.
What are the odds of winning?
The odds of winning the Division 1 prize are 1 in 3,575,880. The odds of matching just one of the four numbers in the right order are 1 in 12.