In Australia, lotteries are more popular than anywhere else: in no other country does this game capture so many people and reach the masses. Australia boasts excellent gambling legislation. And consequently, first-rate and perfectly legal lotteries.

What lotteries does Australia have to offer?

Australia's most popular lotteries under the Tatts Lotto brand were launched in the 1970s. Draws were traditionally held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays - the schedule has not changed to this day. All three lotteries were technically very similar, except the Saturday lottery had a much bigger jackpot. The games were shown on national television and were extremely popular.

In 1994, it launched Oz Lotto - lottery with the largest jackpot in Australian history. This is truly a lottery for millionaires - for example, in 2012 the jackpot was a record 112 million Australian dollars! The lottery is traditionally held on Tuesdays.

Another popular lottery game is Powerball, launched in 1996. This is another game with large jackpots: a record amount of 80 million Australian dollars. The minimum jackpot is just as impressive: 3 million Australian dollars! The Powerball draws are held on Thursdays.

As well as the classic lotteries, you can play Keno, the predecessor of modern lotteries, and a game called Set For Life with its ingenious payout system in Australia. But first things first.

Saturday Lotto - Australia's favorite game

The most popular lottery in the country is, of course, the Saturday Lotto, also known as Tattslotto, from Tattersall's. The game was first launched in 1972 and was broadcast on Melbourne television. It was the country's first European-type lottery, in which you had to choose six numbers out of 45. The game quickly became incredibly popular and spread to all states. Later, two additional numbers were introduced to increase the chances of winning. In this form (6+2 numbers) the game is still played today.

Lotto drawings are held every Saturday. The standard jackpot is 4 million Australian dollars and the maximum jackpot in 2006 reached 33 million. It's Australia's oldest, most respected and best-known lottery and tickets are available for purchase at official ticket outlets and online.

Anyone who is of legal age is eligible to play Tattslotto and doesn't need to be a citizen to play. Just buy tickets and you’re in!

Oz Lotto - your chance at the mega jackpot

The Oz Lotto was first played in 1994. It was the first truly universal lottery to be broadcast in all states at once. Oz Lotto is a slightly modified "7 on 45" game with two extra numbers. In this game, the difference between the minimum and maximum jackpots is huge: the minimum is 2 million and the maximum reached in 2012 was 112 million.

The original feature of this lottery is to increase the jackpot through draws that did not yield a win. If no one won the jackpot in the previous game, the jackpot amount is added to the jackpot amount in the next game. This is how huge amounts like the 112 million are made - virtually unattainable for other games.

The draw is held every Tuesday. Oz Lotto can be played both from a desktop and a cell phone: it's easy and convenient, and the mobile version is the same as the standard website version. You can buy tickets at special points or online. Note that anyone in Australia or even overseas can play Oz Lotto - you can register for the draw online from anywhere in the world.

Powerball - Australia's most advanced lottery

The Powerball lottery was launched in 1996 and instantly gained popularity among gamblers. In its original form, it was a standard "6 for 45" lottery. But in 2013, the first changes to the game were made: Six numbers began to be drawn from 40 balls, plus two additional numbers from separate 20 balls. An additional 8th division was also introduced. In 2018, the main draw was "multiplied" by two: two draws of 7 numbers from 35 balls plus two additional numbers from 20 balls (as in the previous version of the lottery) were introduced. An additional 9th division was also added, greatly increasing the odds of winning (however, it also increased the cost of the tickets). Today Powerball is one of the winningest lotteries in Australia.

Keno, the forerunner of modern lotteries

In addition to standard lotteries, keno is a popular game in Australia. It is a game similar in principle to the lottery, but with different mechanics. In keno, the player must select several numbers from 1 to 80 and bet on them; a ball machine then delivers 20 balls (or a random number generator gives out 20 numbers), and players who bet on the numbers come up with a win. The game itself is very simple, the most difficult thing is to calculate the winning amounts. They depend on the amount of chosen numbers, the amount of winning numbers, the amount of bets and so on, and each game provider has different counting rules. Australia's main keno provider, SA Lotteries, draws on a regular basis every 3.5 minutes. You can participate online at any time.

Set For Life - a lottery for young people

Set For Life is perhaps the most unusual Australian lottery. Players choose 7 numbers out of 44, and victory is determined by 8 divisions. What makes this game unusual is that the winnings of the first and second divisions are not paid out in a lump sum, but in monthly installments of $20,000 and $5,000 respectively over 20 years. Not a bad financial boost, especially for young people - which is probably why the lottery's executive director is positioning it as a game for people in their 20s and 40s. You have to agree, a very tempting proposition! There are cash prizes for the winners of the other divisions, too, but they are paid out at one time.


What sets the physical lottery apart from the online lottery?

Physical lotteries are authorized retailers authorized to sell tickets by public or private lotteries. To collect your lottery prizes, you must go to them – typically small local businesses – fill out the paperwork, and handle the paper tickets with extreme caution. Online lotto draws are ones that let you participate from home and submit claims using tickets purchased online through websites offered by licensed lottery agents, distributors, or lottery betting sites.

What are SA X lotteries? Can I participate in them through Lottery Near Me?

You have the chance to win a piece of a Division 1 prize pool of an estimated $5 Million every Saturday by playing the Saturday X Lotto! Also, there are superdraws, boosted lottery SA games with a Division 1 prize pool of $20 Million or more. Unfortunately, Lotto Near Me doesn’t offer tickets for the Saturday X game lotto. Instead, you can participate in such play-from-home lotteries SA as Tatts online or Gold Lotto.

How will I get my prize money?

If you win a smaller reward, we will credit it to your account. If you win a larger prize, we will arrange for you to pick up your gift in person. Your whole gains are given to you commission-free!

Is it secure to participate in lotteries online?

As our many happy clients can attest, your online gaming is 100% safe with us. We guarantee your privacy and safeguard your personal data as well as account transactions.

Is there a global online lottery available?

Yes! You may play the lotto online with ease and enter the largest as well as most thrilling daily and weekly draws and even home lotto games whenever you choose.

What’s the biggest lotto prize a player has ever received?

The current world record is the 2.04 billion jackpot won in Powerball in November 2022.

How likely is it to win a lottery?

According to the game and the chosen numbers, different lottery odds apply. In a typical 6/49 lottery, there is a 1 in 13,983,816 chance that you will choose all six winning numbers. The odds for 5/70 games with an additional ball (1/25) are around 1 in 300,000,000.

How should I proceed if I won the lottery?

Online lotto Australia winnings for modest amounts are automatically deposited to your Lotto Near Me account. If you win more money, the operator will make arrangements for you to pick up your award in person. You must verify by dialing the lottery number or login into your account.

How do I choose my lottery numbers?

Choose random numbers for the lottery that are not consecutive or from the same group. Also, make an effort to avoid selecting the vast majority of digits between 1 and 31.

Which digits have the best chance of winning the lott?

There is an equal chance that any given number will be picked. For instance, the most popular Powerball numbers are 10, 39, 42, 28, 22, and 16. For other games, the set will differ.