Washington Lotto in Australia

Wash Lottery is held by the Washington state operator and approved by the local government. Wash Lottery is well-known for both generous payouts and support of the Washington education system, particularly for college tuition for about 18,000 local students. About 63% of Wash Lottery ticket costs are returned to players as prizes that are about 30,000,000 USD for a million players per year on average.

History of Wash Lottery

Wash Lottery is one of the most mature lotteries in the West of the USA. It was founded as a part of the primary set of the Washington State Lottery in 1982. The game had its current 6-of-49 model from its very beginning, and it was held on Saturdays. Its main changes were added draw weekdays, Saturday in 1987 and Monday in 2005. 

How Are Wash Lottery Played?

In each Washington Lotto draw, 6 balls fall off the set of 49 numbers. Players must guess what they will be. 3 matched balls are the minimum win combination; 6 right balls hit a jackpot. Wash Lotto doesn't have supplementary balls.

The winnings of Wash Lotto are fixed, except jackpot:

  • 6 balls - 1,000,000 USD and more;
  • 5 balls - 1,000 USD;
  • 4 balls - 30 USD;
  • 3 balls - 3 USD.

The jackpot amount depends on the costs of tickets sold before the current draw. Nowadays, it adds 100,000 USD for every draw until it is won. The jackpot is shared evenly among all players with 6 matched numbers.

Washington state lotto draws pass on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. Washington time. In exceptional cases like anniversaries, the operator hosts special games with increased prize funds including a jackpot of 3,000,000 USD and more.

In the USA players may buy tickets only at the land-based stores in Washington territory because online gambling is forbidden in Washington. But in Australia, you can still watch draws and find out lottery winning numbers and your prize sizes on the operator's official site, the Washington lotto app, and social media.

Wash Lottery Odds

The odds to forecast all Washington lotto numbers are determined with its 6-of-49 model and may be counted by the probability theory as follows:

  • 6 balls - 1:6,990,000;
  • 5 balls - 1:27,100;
  • 4 balls - 1:516;
  • 3 balls - 1:28.

The average chance to win at Washington Lottery is 1:27. If you purchase tickets as a part of syndicate play, your odds may increase in up to 1:1.5, but winnings will be evenly shared with other players.

How Much Does Wash Lottery Tickets Cost?

The standard ticket for 2 games costs 1 USD (2 AUD). The lottery operator does not offer tickets with more games. 

You can also buy tickets for up to 25 consecutive draws of 2 kinds:

  • one ticket with 2 same number sets for 25 consecutive draws;
  • 25 tickets with 50 different sets for 25 consecutive draws, 2 games per draw.

The most expensive standard ticket costs 25 USD.

The lottery retailers offer automodes and quick-picks but do not have options for a system playing. You can't find a syndicate invitation at the lottery official site but there are a lot of them on social media. Therefore, you have a chance to purchase a minimum share of 20-40 USD. The Wash Lottery tickets may be also included in multilottery ticket pools, and their shares may start from 100 USD.

Who Can Play Wash Lottery?

For any lotto, Washington state legislation does not assume online gambling, and Australians cannot buy tickets online in a direct way. But any foreigner can use the totally legal mediator services:

  • order a ticket with certain numbers;
  • a local habitant of Washington registers it at the land-based retailer shop;
  • after a draw, your winnings will be transferred to you via the mediator site.

Therefore, you don't need to be a Washington or even USA citizen to play in the lottery Washington state holds in such a way. But, anyway, your age must reach 18 years, then you will be allowed to order a ticket at the mediator site or buy it during your trip to the USA.

How to Buy Wash Lottery Ticket? 

Wash Lottery tickets can be purchased at your player account at the retail stores and on mediator sites. 

To buy a Wash Lottery ticket on the mediator site:

  • choose the reliable mediator, paying attention to its reviews and reputation on external sites;
  • register and test the site by depositing and withdrawing a minimum amount;
  • if you succeed, replenish your bankroll with a necessary sum;
  • go to the purchase section of your account;
  • select Wash Lottery;
  • choose a standard, random or syndicate ticket;
  • depending on the ticket type, select lucky numbers, games and draws quantity;
  • pay for purchase;
  • after the draw, check the results on the site;
  • order claiming your winnings.

How to Receive Wash Lottery Prize?

All Wash Lottery tickets are physical, and you cannot claim your winnings on the official site. The only way to receive your winnings is through direct contact with a retailer or the lottery administration. Depending on the prize amount, the conditions of payout are the following:

Claiming Method


Retail store

Up to 600 USD

Mail to the regional office

600-100,000 USD

Regional office private call

100,000-100,000,000 USD

Head Office

From 100,000,000 USD

Jackpots over 100M USD are paid at the Head Office only. 

You can apply for your winning within 180 days from the lucky draw. To claim a winning of 600 USD and more, you have to present your personal document (ID or passport) and social security card, prove your address (it may be a non-USA one), and sign up a back of a ticket.

Wash Lottery For Mobile

The Wash Lottery site is compatible with all devices and all popular OS. The mobile webpage is perfectly optimized for small and mid-sized touchscreens, its design stays convenient, and its functionality is as wide as a desktop site. 


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.