So, you’ve heard of the lottery game, but still, are not quite sure what is Oz Lotto exactly? You came to the right place.
Oz Lotto is a popular lottery game in Australia known for turning lucky winners into new Aussie millionaires. Owned by Tatts Group and administered by The Lott and Lotterywest (depending on the region), the game offers a minimum First Division prize of AUD$2 million. However, the jackpot often rolls over leading to prizes as high as AUD$100 million.
The game launched on February 26th, 1994 and is played every Tuesday night ever since. Broadcasted at 8:30 PM AEST on 7TWO, thousands of players tune in every week to check to see if they hold the lucky lottery numbers.
Playing the game is pretty simple. You start by choosing seven numbers between 1 and 45. You can either choose these numbers yourself or have them randomly generated for you. Then, on Tuesday night, nine balls are drawn from a pool of 45 balls numbered 1 to 45. The first seven numbers drawn are the main numbers and the other two are supplementary. If your seven numbers match the seven main numbers drawn - you win the First Division prize of AUD$2 million or more. It’s as easy as that! The odds of winning the First Division prize are 1 in 45,379,620 - which are pretty slim. Luckily, this is not the only way of winning Oz Lotto. There are extra combinations where the odds of matching them are much better. This is where the supplementary numbers step in. You can win a prize in Oz Lotto by matching as little as three main numbers plus one supplementary number! However, the easier it is to win, the lower the prize. There is a total of seven prize divisions in Oz Lotto.
In the history of Oz Lotto results, the largest prize ever won was AUD$111,972,151.04. This huge amount of money was divided between four lucky winners on November 6th, 2012. Each of them received nearly AUD$28 million - a life-changing sum of money. However, this was not the only time the Oz Lotto prize pool exceeded AUD$100 million. In 2009, two lucky players won the First Division prize pool of AUD$106.5 million. Each of them received AUD$53 million, making this the largest win by an individual in Oz Lotto history.
With these huge truckloads of cash being offered, Oz Lotto is definitely a game to play if you’re feeling lucky!