Oz Lotto FAQs

Question: When does the Oz Lotto draw take place?

Answer: The Oz Lotto is drawn every Tuesday at 9:30pm AEDT.

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Question: What time do Oz Lotto ticket sales close?

Answer: Your last chance to buy Oz Lotto tickets within Australia is 8:30pm AEDT on the day of a draw. If you are playing in a different country via an online concierge service, then you will need to make sure you have your tickets sorted at least three hours in advance.

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Question: How do I win playing Oz Lotto?

Answer: The minimum match required to win an Oz Lotto prize is three main numbers and either supplementary ball. To win the Division 1 prize of at least AU$2 million, you must match all seven main balls.

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Question: Can I play Oz Lotto if I do not live in Australia?

Answer: Players from outside of Australia can take part in Oz Lotto by using an online concierge service. It’s easy to use, safe and reliable and means that you can join in with the excitement of big Australian jackpots wherever you live. Visit the Buy Tickets to find out more.

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Question: If I win, how long do I have to claim a prize?

Answer: Deadlines for claiming winnings vary between the different states of Australia. If you played online and won a prize then you will be notified after the draw that you have money to collect. If you bought a ticket in person from an authorised retailer, then you will need to check with lottery officials in your state to determine the deadline for claiming a prize.

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Question: How old do I have to be to play Oz Lotto?

Answer: In order to take part in Oz Lotto, you must be 18 or over.

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Question: Are winnings on the Oz Lotto taxable?

Answer: Oz Lotto winners do not have to pay any tax on their prize within Australia, but overseas players may have tax liabilities in their own country. It is worth consulting local tax authorities about any win that you might receive.

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Question: What are the odds of winning a prize on Oz Lotto?

Answer: The odds of winning the first possible prize by matching three main numbers and one or two supplementary numbers (Division 7) are 1 in 87. The odds of winning the Division 1 prize are 1 in 45,379,620.

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Question: Does the Oz Lotto have a minimum guaranteed jackpot?

Answer: Yes, it is AUS $2 million.

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Question: Does the Oz Lotto have a rollover limit or jackpot cap?

Answer: The Oz Lotto jackpot can keep rolling until it is won, which means that it frequently offers huge Division 1 prize pools.

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Question: What is the biggest jackpot ever won on the Oz Lotto?

Answer: The biggest Division 1 prize ever won was AUS $111 million, which was shared by four ticket holders on 6th November 2012.

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Question: When is the next Oz Lotto draw?

Answer: Your next chance to play Oz Lotto for big money is Tuesday 4th October 2016.

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Question: What does the Oz Lotto jackpot currently stand at?

Answer: The top prize for the next Oz Lotto draw is AU$10,000,000.

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Question: How much does it cost to buy an Oz Lotto ticket?

Answer: A single ticket costs AU$1.20. Please note that if you buy your ticket through an online concierge service, then a small handling fee will also be required.

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