Saturday Lotto FAQs

Want to learn more about the Saturday Lotto before you play? You're in the right place - click on a question to find the answer.

Question: When do Saturday Lotto draws take place?

Answer: Saturday Lotto draws take place at 20.30 AEST (21.30 AEDT) on Saturdays.

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Question: When do ticket sales close for Saturday Lotto?

Answer: Saturday Lotto ticket sales stop at 19.30 AEST (20.30 AEDT) on the night of the draw, so be sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out on your chance to win big. If you’re playing outside Australia, be aware that the lottery concierge service you use may close sales for a Saturday Lotto draw a few hours before it takes place.

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Question: Can I play Saturday Lotto if I don’t live in Australia?

Answer: People from all over the world can buy Saturday Lotto tickets through an online lottery concierge service. It’s a very simple process; players pick their numbers and place an order, which is then fulfilled by a local agent based in Australia. A ticket is purchased on your behalf and a scanned copy is sent to your online account. If you win a prize, you’ll be notified via email soon after the draw is finished.

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Question: How old do I have to be to take part in Saturday Lotto?

Answer: All Saturday Lotto players, whether they live in Australia or abroad, must be at least 18 years old.

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Question: How do I win a Saturday Lotto prize?

Answer: You can win a Saturday Lotto prize by matching as few as one or two main numbers and both supplementary numbers drawn. If you want to win the First Division prize, you’ll need to match all six main numbers. See the Prizes page for more information.

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Question: What are the odds of winning the First Division Saturday Lotto prize?

Answer: The odds of winning the Saturday Lotto First Division prize are 1 in 8,145,060.

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Question: Will I have to pay taxes on any Saturday Lotto prize I might win?

Answer: All Saturday Lotto prizes are paid out in a tax-free lump sum. However, if you live outside Australia and are lucky enough to win a sizeable prize, then you will need to talk to a financial professional about any local taxes you may owe on your winnings.

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Question: What’s the deadline for claiming Saturday Lotto prizes?

Answer: There are several lottery operators in Australia and each has their own deadline for claiming prizes after a Saturday Lotto draw has taken place. If you think you’re a winner, you will need to contact them as soon as possible to avoid losing out on all that wonderful cash!

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Question: Is there a jackpot cap or rollover limit for Saturday Lotto?

Answer: While the First Division prize for Saturday Lotto can technically “jackpot” or roll over if no player matches all six main numbers drawn, this doesn’t happen very often as there is usually at least one top-tier winner per draw.

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Question: What is a Saturday Lotto Superdraw/Megadraw?

Answer: Saturday Lotto offers enhanced First Division prizes a few times throughout the year in special draws known as Superdraws or Megadraws, which feature a top prize pool usually worth between AU$18 million and AU$30 million. Keep your eyes peeled for the next one, as it could your chance to really strike it rich!

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Question: When is the next Australia Saturday Lotto draw going to take place?

Answer: Saturday 21st October 2017.

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Question: What's the current value of the Australia Saturday Lotto First Division prize?

Answer: AU$4,000,000.

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Question: How much does it cost to buy a Saturday Lotto ticket?

Answer: A single, 4 game ticket costs AU$2.85.

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