Oz Lotto was established in 1994 as Australia's first fully national lotto game. It also holds the record for the largest ever Australian lottery prize, with four winners each taking a share of AU$111,972,151 in November 2012. Oz Lotto was initially played as a 6/45 game with five prize divisions, but in October 2005 an extra number was added to the winning line and two new prize tiers were created.
How to Play
Draws for Oz Lotto take place on Tuesdays at 8.30pm AEST and the winning numbers are available to view soon after at the Oz Lotto Results page.
Players choose seven numbers from 1 to 45 and must match all seven numbers drawn on the night in order to win the Division 1 prize. Two more balls, referred to as Supplementary Numbers, are then chosen from the same pool and can boost a player's winnings in certain prize tiers.
Oz Lotto Prizes
The game offers a guaranteed minimum Division 1 prize of AU$2 million, with a further six divisions available in which to win prizes:
|Division||Numbers Required||Odds (One Game)|
|1st||Match 7||1 in 45,379,620|
|2nd||6 + 1 or 2 Supplementary Numbers||1 in 3,241,401|
|3rd||Match 6||1 in 180,078|
|4th||5 + 1 or 2 Supplementary Numbers||1 in 29,602|
|5th||Match 5||1 in 3,430|
|6th||Match 4||1 in 154|
|7th||3 + 1 or 2 Supplementary Numbers||1 in 87|
|Approximate overall odds of winning a prize: 1 in 55|
If no player can match all seven main numbers, the Division 1 prize or 'jackpot', will be rolled over to the next draw. Oz Lotto does not have a cap or limit to the number of times the top prize can roll over, allowing it to grow to eight-figure sums in just a few draws.
Oz Lotto Tickets
Oz Lotto's online concierge service allows players of all nationalities to play the game. All players need is a debit or credit card or an account with the payment processors, such as Moneybookers or Neteller. It takes just a few minutes to create an account with the concierge service, and once you have signed up you can then buy your tickets online and participate in the Oz Lotto draws. Online tickets are stored in a secure system, meaning that they can never be stolen, damaged or lost. If you win a prize, you will be notified shortly after the draw.