Saturday Lotto Events
Saturday Lotto is Australia's longest-running lottery and many special events have taken place in the decades that it has been active. The game has also gone through a number of updates since it began; learn how it has changed and find information about upcoming events on this page.
There are no upcoming changes planned for Saturday Lotto. Check this page at a later date to find out about the next event.
With regular Superdraws and Megadraws, Saturday Lotto has seen many exciting events over its history. Find out more about all the big events and all the changes that the game has previously undergone.
10 October 2020
Saturday Lotto prizes underwent changes on 10 October 2020. The starting jackpot increased from $4 million to $5 million and the requirements for winning the Division 6 prize also changed. You previously had to match one or two numbers plus both supplementaries to win that prize, but under the updated rules you have to match three main numbers and no supplementary numbers.
This had a big effect on the odds for that particular prize and the overall odds. The Division 6 odds improved from 1 in 144 to 1 in 52 and the overall odds went from 1 in 86 to 1 in 42, making it much easier to win.
As part of the changes, the cost of entry increased from $0.65 to $0.75, plus retailer commission. The number matrix stayed the same, so you still pick 6 from 45.
28 December 2019
The tradition for holding big festive draws continued, as a $30 million jackpot was given away in another Christmas and New Year Megadraw. There were 11 Division 1 winners in total, each of which took home $2.7 million.
14 December 2019
The allocation of funds to the different prize divisions was updated, in order to create bigger jackpots. The percentage of the prize fund to be allocated to Division 1 increased from 28 percent to 30 percent. The money going to Division 6 decreased from 26.8 percent to 24.8 percent to account for the difference. The allocation of money to other divisions remained unchanged.
29 December 2018
The Christmas Megadraw in 2018 produced 17 Division 1 winners, who shared a $30 million jackpot – each winner received $1.7 million. One of the winning tickets was held by an anonymous syndicate of 15 workmates from Victoria. The syndicate's leader said that the group had only been playing since August of that year.
30 December 2017
Twenty-one winners took a share of this $30 million Division 1 Megadraw prize; each of them received a $1.4 million payout.
12 July 2014
The price of a TattsLotto ticket increased by around eight percent, going from $0.60 to $0.65 per line, plus retailer commission.
31 December 2011
The 2011 Christmas Megadraw broke the record for the most winners in a single Saturday Lotto draw. There were just under 2.9 million winning tickets in total, including 32 Division 1 winners.
2 March 2010
NSW Lotteries joined the Tatts brand under a 40-year license. The Saturday Lotto name was retained (rather than being renamed TattsLotto) but the game rules were updated to be the same as other states.
26 May 2007
The Superdraw on this date saw the biggest prizes ever won on an individual Saturday Lotto ticket. A Division 1 prize pool of $22 million was split three ways, with each winner taking home over $7.3 million.
16 April 2007
Tatts acquired Queensland's lottery operator, Golden Casket, along with the license to run lotteries in the state until 2072. The state's lotto retained its name of 'Gold Lotto' but the rules were updated to match Saturday Lotto in other states.
30 December 2006
The biggest ever Saturday Lotto Division 1 prize was put up for grabs in this Megadraw. Twenty winners shared the $33 million prize, each of them receiving $1.6 million.