Cheer yourself up on a dreary Monday with the popular Australian Monday Lotto.
The game, which is also known as Monday Gold Lotto in Queensland or X Lotto in South Australia, offers a First Division prize of AU$1 million to anyone who matches all six main numbers drawn from a pool of numbers 1 to 45. This means that whether there is one First Division winner or four of them - each will receive a full amount of AU$1 million! However, if there are more than 4 winners, then a total of AU$4 million is divided between them.
The odds of winning the First Division prize are 1 in 8,145,060, while the chances of winning other prize tiers are bigger.
The Monday Lotto takes place at 20:30 (AEST). Therefore, tickets on the day of the draw can be purchased until 19:30 (AEST).
You have to buy a QuickPick or Marked entry ticket. With a QuickPick you get fixed numbers on your ticket and with a Marked entry ticket you can select the number yourself. Each Monday at 20:30 AEST, eight numbers are drawn with the last two of these acting as supplementary numbers. If the numbers on your ticket match the six main numbers drawn - you win the First Division prize! You can also win other cash prizes for matching one or two main numbers as well as the supplementary numbers or matching five main numbers and one or two of the supplementary numbers.
To play a Monday lotto you need to buy a Quick play ticket or create your own. There are seven tickets prices options for a Quick play - starting from $3.65 for six draws and ending with a maxi ticket option for $29.60 for 50 games. Playing with your chosen numbers gives you more options - you can play from four to fifty games and prices are respectively from $2.40 to $29.60.