Oz Lotto Review
For an official Australian lottery the Oz Lotto has some decent odds and high payouts. Their minimum payout is AUD 2 million and that number is always growing. Back in 2012 there were four winners of the Oz Lotto that each took home over AUD 27 million from a jackpot of over AUD 112 million.
How to Play Oz Lotto
The Oz Lotto is a relatively easy lottery to understand and play. You will choose 7 numbers between 1 and 45. Every Tuesday 7 regular balls are drawn from a pool of 45 balls. If your numbers match the 7 standard balls drawn you win the jackpot. Along with the 7 standard balls there are 2 supplementary balls drawn. The supplementary balls generate additional prize tiers within the lottery.
While the Oz Lotto is a relatively simple lottery there is still a variety of ways to play.
Standard: A standard is a single ticket that allows you a single chance to win at a single draw. If you want to increase your chances of winning at every draw you can buy multiple standard tickets.
Marked Coupon: In a marked coupon you select your own 7 numbers on your lottery ticket. This is generally a popular method for people who don’t purchase a large number of tickets.
Quick Pick: The Quick Pick method allows your 7 numbers to be selected randomly by a computer. This is often popular among people who like to purchase several tickets for a single lottery draw.
With the Field: This method of playing the Oz Lotto allows you to only need to select 5 or 6 numbers instead of 7 numbers. This is one of the best ways to improve your odds of winning especially if you only want to purchase a small number of tickets.
Syndicates: In a syndicate you play the lotto as a group. Each person purchases a share of the lottery ticket to be played. While this makes playing the lottery a bit more social you will also have to share any winnings.
System Play: In System Play you buy all the variations of a set group of numbers. This is especially popular with people that have their chosen lucky numbers but want to diversify how those numbers can be chosen.
Oz Lotto Divisions
The Oz Lotto is divided into 7 divisions so you can choose your odds of winning per ticket in reverse relation to the size of your prize.
1st Division: In the first division you select the full 7 numbers. Your chances of winning the first division in a single draw are 1 in 45, 379,620.
2nd Division: In the second division you select 6 standard numbers and have 1 or 2 supplementary numbers. The chances of winning the second division in a single draw is 1 in 3,241,401.
3rd Division: In the third division you select 6 standard numbers. Chances of winning the third division are 1 in 180,078.
4th Division: In the fourth division you select 5 standard numbers plus 1 or 2 supplementary numbers. The chance of winning the fourth division is 1 in 29,602.
5th Division: In the fifth division you select only 5 standard numbers. Chances of winning in a single draw are 1 in 3,430.
6th Division: in the sixth division you select 4 standard numbers. Chances of winning the sixth division draw are 1 in 154.
7th Division: the 7th division is the lowest division and has the lowest payouts. In the seventh division you select 3 standard numbers and 1 or 2 supplementary numbers. The chances of winning a seventh division draw are 1 in 87.
There is good reason why Oz Lotto is one of the most popular lotteries in the country. With it’s simple rules and multiple ways to play anyone can jump into the game with ease. We found that purchasing lottery tickets online is much easier than going to a ticket outlet. We here at the Australian Betting Organization like to participate in a syndicate but regardless of your favorite way to play you’ll still feel the rush of excitement from the possibility of winning millions of dollars.
Read more about Oz Lotteries and other available lotteries available to Australians at our dedicated Oz Lotteries page.
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Brian was born and raised in NSW. He attended the University of Newcastle where he received a BA in English and Writing. He is known around the office as the high rolling analyst.