There are a number of lotteries in Australia that are restricted to certain states, similar to how state lottery games are played in the USA. Here are a few of the most popular games:
- Launched in 1993, Lotto Strike is operated by NSW Lotteries and can only be played in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
- Tickets cost just AU$1.00 per game, plus agent's commission, but must be bought at the same time as a standard Lotto ticket.
- Lotto Strike's winning numbers are the first four balls drawn from the corresponding Lotto draw. To win a prize, players must match at least one of their selected numbers in the same position as the numbers drawn. To hit the jackpot, a player must beat odds of 1 in 3,575,880 to match all four numbers in the correct position.
- The Lotto Strike base jackpot is worth AU$100,000 and increases exponentially with each draw until it reaches the cap of AU$2 million. Any proceeds which would have been added to this value are set aside and added to the next new jackpot.
- Cash 3 is a game offered by Lotterywest that gives players much more control over how they'd like to play the game, including how much they'd prefer to spend on a ticket – either AU50c or AU$1.
- Three numbers must be selected but there are also three different ways to play: Exact Order, Any Order or Both Ways.
- The game is played exclusively in Western Australia and offers set prizes of between AU$40 and AU $500 on a daily basis.
- In 2008, lottery operator Intralot was introduced in Victoria following significant changes to lottery licensing.
- It later branched out into Tasmania and offered a range of state lottery games to the two localities, including Lucky 5 Red or Black and Lucky 3.
- In October 2014, Intralot pulled out of the two states and transferred its licences to Tatts Group.