Wednesday Lotto FAQs

Get all of the answers about Australia's weekly Wednesday Lotto in one place!

Question: When are Wednesday Lotto draws held?

Answer: Wednesday Lotto is drawn on Wednesday evenings at 20.30 AEST (21.30 AEDT).

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Question: When is the cut-off time for Wednesday Lotto ticket sales?

Answer: Sales of Wednesday Lotto tickets stop at 19.30 AEST (20.30 AEDT) on the night of the draw. If you’re buying tickets from abroad via a concierge service, you may need to finalise your purchase earlier than this time.

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Question: How old do I need to be to play Wednesday Lotto?

Answer: You must be at least 18 years old to play Wednesday Lotto.

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Question: How I can I play Wednesday Lotto if I don’t live in Australia?

Answer: Living outside Australia doesn’t exclude you from playing Wednesday Lotto, as you can always buy tickets through an online concierge service. All you need to do is pick your numbers and place an order to have a local agent purchase Wednesday Lotto tickets on your behalf. Then, you just need to sit back and wait for the draw to be held! If you win a prize, you’ll be notified via email so that you can begin the process of claiming your money!

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Question: How do I win a prize on Wednesday Lotto?

Answer: Wednesday Lotto prizes are awarded for matching as few as one or two main numbers and both supplementary numbers. If you match all six main numbers drawn, you’ll pick up the First Division prize!

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

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

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Question: How long will I have to claim any prize I might win?

Answer: Each lottery operator in Australia has different deadlines for claiming prizes, so you’ll need to check with local lottery officials if you think you’re in possession of a winning ticket.

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Question: Will I have to pay any taxes on what I might win?

Answer: Australian lottery prizes are paid out as tax-free lump sums. If you live outside the country and you win a Wednesday Lotto prize, you’ll need to get in touch with a financial adviser to see if you are liable for any taxes in your own country.

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Question: Is there a minimum jackpot for Wednesday Lotto? What about a jackpot cap?

Answer: Wednesday Lotto doesn’t have a traditional jackpot - instead, it offers a First Division prize of AU$1 million each for up to four winners. If there are more than four winners in a single draw, then they will share a prize pool of AU$4 million.

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Question: When will the next Australia Wednesday Lotto take place?

Answer: Wednesday 26th July 2017.

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Question: What is the current value of the Australia Wednesday Lotto First Division prize?

Answer: AU$1,000,000.

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

Answer: A single, 4 game ticket costs AU$2.40.

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