How to Play Wednesday Lotto
Play Wednesday Lotto by picking six numbers from 1 to 45. You have to get your entries in before 7:30pm AEST, or 6:00pm AWST if you are located in Western Australia. Look through this How to Play guide to learn more about entering Wednesday Lotto.
Ways to Play Wednesday Lotto
Wednesday Lotto tickets are available from newsagencies and convenience stores throughout Australia. It’s an easy game to play and you can choose from a number of options. The different entry types are described below:
To play a standard marked entry, you just need to choose your own six numbers from 1 to 45. Mark the numbers on your playslip and take it to the store clerk to pay for your entry. The minimum cost is $2.40 for four games. You can mark as many as 18 games on a single coupon in-store.
If you’re not sure which numbers to play or just want a fast way to enter the game, you can ask for a QuickPick or select this option on your playslip. A random set of six numbers from 1 to 45 will be printed on your ticket. In Western Australia this method is known as a Slikpik.
With a system entry, you can choose between seven and 20 numbers instead of the usual six. Every combination of six numbers within your chosen set will be entered into the draw. It’s a great way to quickly boost your chances of winning but you have to pay for each combination.
This entry type guarantees that you will match at least one or two winning numbers. You pick four or five numbers rather than six. Every number you don’t choose will be entered alongside the ones you have selected, so you have to play 820 games for a Pick 4 and 40 for a Pick 5.
When you form a syndicate, you join forces with others to play together. It allows you to submit multiple entries in a more affordable way as the cost of entry is divided equally between everyone in the group. The main advantage here is that it boosts your chances of winning. You can play in a syndicate with friends, family members or work mates, or even join a syndicate that has already been set up in-store. Go to the Syndicates page to learn more.
You can enter Wednesday Lotto up to 10 draws in advance. You can pick any future draw to play in that period without having to enter all the draws leading up to that point. Alternatively, you can submit a multi-week entry if you want to play your numbers in consecutive draws, up to a maximum of 10 weeks.
How to Win Wednesday Lotto
You win Wednesday Lotto prizes by matching your six numbers to the winning numbers. Get all six the same and you win the jackpot of $1 million, but you can also win in other divisions by matching fewer numbers. Two supplementary balls are also randomly selected in every draw to create additional prize divisions. Go to the Odds and Dividends page to find out more about Wednesday Lotto payouts and your chances of winning.