Summary of lotteries in Australia
Australia is one of the most beautiful places in the world with so many tourist attractions in the land. Besides the beauty of the land, Australians are lucky enough to have one of the best lotteries in the world. When people think about lotto, they think about it at an individual level where they get to win huge jackpots which will change their lives for the better, while lotto has helped many Australians to get rich overnight, it has also played an immense role in the society because proceeds from the lottery are used in various projects which are beneficial to the society.
Lottery in Australia has come a long way and the first lotteries in Australia were illegal because lottery had not been legalised at the time, however the situation was soon to change because state governments realised that lotteries could actually bring in some form of development to the Australian community.
The first lottery to be approved by the Australian government was the Grand Lottery which was approved in the 1890’s and this was due to the collapse of the Bank of Van Diemen’s Land and indeed the lottery came in handy as proceeds were used to help the cash straped state. After the Grand Lottery proved to be a success, more and more states began authorising lotteries and that is how the Australian lottery industry grew to what it is today.
Australia is a lottery-crazy nation and they have an opportunity to play a lottery almost every day of the week except for Fridays and Sundays only. What is good about most Australian lotteries is the fact that the jackpots are usually big and this article looks at each individual lottery draw.
The Monday Lotto as the name suggests is a draw game which is drawn each and every Monday at 8.30pm AEST. The Monday Lotto is also known as the Monday X Lotto (SA), Monday Gold Lotto (QLD) or Monday Tattslotto so do not get confused if you come across any of the names. The game is a two set draw game which uses the matrix 6/45 + 2. The game guarantees you to be a millionaire because the minimum jackpot is $1 Million. There is a total of 6 prizes categories so you can still win even if you miss out on the jackpot. The odds of winning are 1 : 8,145,060.
The Oz Lotto is Australia’s flagship draw game which is drawn every Tuesday at 8.30pm AEST / 9.30pm AEDT. The Oz Lotto is extremely lucrative and the record jackpot for this great lottery which was won in 2012 is a staggering $112 Million. You will also be excited to know that the minimum jackpot for the Oz Lotto draw game is $2 Million and this is quite a huge sum. The game is a two set draw game which uses the matrix 7/45 + 2 and this makes it one of the most difficult draws in Australia because odds of winning are 1 in 45,379,620. The lottery offers 6 additional prize categories for those players who might have missed out on the jackpot.
The Wednesday Lotto is the mid-week lottery from Australia which is obviously available on a Wednesday. The Wednesday Lotto is also known as the Wednesday X Lotto (SA), Wednesday Gold Lotto (QLD), Wednesday Tattslotto so do not get confused if you come across any of the names, you just need to know that it is the Wednesday Lotto. Wednesday Lotto draw is drawn at 8.30pm AEST / 9.30pm AEDT and this is a two set lottery draw game which uses 6/45 + 2. You are guaranteed of being a millionaire if you win the jackpot because the minimum jackpot is $1 Million, however, if you miss out on the jackpot, you will still have 5 additional prize categories. In order to win the jackpot, you must beat the odds of 1 : 8,145,060.
The Australian Powerball is a popular and most loved draw game in Australia which is drawn every Thursday at 8.30pm AEST. The Australian Lotto jackpot starts at a massive $3 Million and what this simply means is that anyone who wins the Australian Powerball is guaranteed to be a multi millionaire. The draw game is a two set lottery which uses the matrix 6/40 + 2/20 and it is quite similar to the US Powerball. The Australian Powerball is extremely lucrative and the record jackpot for this great lottery which was won in 2009 is a massive $80 Million. Hitting the Australian Powerball jackpot is no child’s play as the odds of winning are 1 in 76,767,600. Please note that there is a total of 8 prize categories.
Saturday Lotto which is also popularly known as Saturday X Lotto (SA), Saturday Gold Lotto (QLD) or Saturday Tattslotto, Lotto is an Australian lotto draw game which is drawn on Saturday’s at 8.30pm AEST. The draw game is a two set lottery which uses the matrix 6/45 + 2. The minimum jackpot for Saturday Lotto is an amazing $4 Million, so if you win the Saturday lotto, you are winning a minimum of $4 Million. In 2006, Saturday Lotto recorded its record jackpot prize of $33 Million which is significantly huge amount of money. There is a total of 6 prize categories and for you to win, you must beat the odds of 1 in 8,145,060.
Summary of lotteries in Australia