The Oz Lotto was introduced on 26th February 1994 and was the first national lottery game to be played in Australia. Initially, the lottery had a 6/45 matrix, but this was changed in October 2005 to include a seventh number which lengthened the previously very short odds. There is a guaranteed minimum jackpot of AUS $2 million, but if there is no Division 1 winner this jackpot can rollover to create very large top prizes. The largest prize ever won in Australia was on the Oz Lotto, which was for AUS $111 million and was won on 6th November 2012.
The Oz Lotto is played across the whole of Australia and, thanks to online ticket concierges, can now be played across the rest of the world too.
Oz Lotto Draw Schedule
The Oz Lotto is drawn once a week at approximately 20.30 AEDT on Tuesday night and is usually broadcast on Channel Seven at 20.40. However, if you miss the televised draw you can find all the up to date Oz Lotto Results here.
How to Play and Win Oz Lotto
To play the Oz Lotto, players must choose seven numbers from a possible 1- 45, which is a basic entry. However, players can choose to opt for up to 11 numbers per line, in order to give them a better chance of winning. To win a prize, players must match from three numbers upwards. To win the Division 1 prize, players must match all seven.
In the draw, seven numbers are picked at random from the number range. Then, a further two numbers are also chosen from the same range, which are known as the supplementary numbers. These will help players win additional secondary tier prizes.