Oz Lotto Review
I just found a new way to chase away those Tuesday blues away. Australia’s Oz Lotto seems to be just the thing. It’s an official lottery with some pretty good odds. It has a minimum jackpot of AUD 3 million (as of May 2022) that rolls over and grows until it is won. Check out the four multimillionaires that took home AUD 27 million each in November 2012.
Oz Lotto Game
This is a fairly straightforward lottery where players chose 7 numbers from 1 to 47. The total balls drawn on Tuesday are seven regular balls and three supplementary ones. Supplementary balls are needed to determine the lower prize tiers, giving players multiple opportunities to win really cool prizes.
What Can I Win at Oz Lotto?
There are seven prize tiers – a jackpot reward and six additional ways to win. With the rule change that occurred in May 2022, all of the prize tiers have gotten a boost – definitely good news for all players.
Oz Lotto has a minimum guaranteed jackpot that starts at three million Australian dollars. In the event of no winner for the respective week, that amount will roll over towards the next drawing. That’s how Oz Lotto has produced some really amazing, massive jackpots through the years.
The biggest Oz Lotto jackpot to be won by one person fell in 2020 when a woman from Sydney got to bring home the impressive amount of 50 million Australian dollars.
In 2012, Oz Lotto handed out the largest jackpot in its history. At the time, the top prize had reached 100 million Australian dollars. There were four winners who split that mighty sum among themselves.
Apart from the jackpot, there are also lower prize tiers worth checking out because of their size:
|Prize Category||Matches Required||Percentage Of Prize Fund||Average Cash Prize|
|2||6 with one supplementary||2.20%||47,537|
|4||5 with one or both supplementary||2.00%||379|
|7||3 with one or both supplementary||31.80%||16.25|
Rules and Regulations at Oz Lotto
This is a very straightforward lottery governed and run by Tatts out of Australia, and these guys are professionals.
A single ticket for the game is going to cost you 1.45 dollars (a slight increase from the previous 1.3 dollars).
And just like it is customary in other countries, you have to be of adult age in order to play.
There are no limitations when it comes to the nationality of people who can play Oz Lotto (as well as all other Australian national lotteries). Anyone who’s legally staying in Australia is entitled to buy tickets, test their luck, and claim some prize in the event of getting lucky.
Oz Lotto Options
Oz Lotto on the ground offers a bunch of different options on how to pick your numbers. There is the usual manual; take your favorite numbers and play. Oz Lotto also offers the typical quick pick where a player lets the system pick the numbers. They have several other combinations of plays, but mostly this is for people on the ground. Frankly, I got darn right confused with all the different options. I’m not a mathematician, so I can’t even begin to figure out the odds and why this might make winning easier.
Oz Lotto Complaints
There are the usual warnings online regarding people who use Oz Lotto’s name by email, snail-mail, and telephone for either identity theft or to scam processing fees and/or taxes from people because ‘they have won.’ The basic rule of thumb here is that if you haven’t bought a ticket, there is no way you have won. There are contact details. People are encouraged to report any misrepresentation by either a person or a company.
Tatts Group – Oz Lotto
Tatts Group offers a heap of different contact points for FAQs by email only. The big thing to remember is these guys have been around the block and are legally responsible for quite a few Australian lotteries and other games, including horse races and sports betting. They are serious about being professional.
Who Can Play Oz Lotto?
There don’t seem to be any restrictions on who can play Oz Lotto, except you must be 18 years of age or older. It is recommended that if you are outside of Australia, you use one of the online lottery concierge services to ensure the processing side of winning. The whole legal jurisdiction of playing lotteries is still an unfolding process (meaning still pretty new), so I figure it is safer to leave it to the professionals.
The Bottom Line at Oz Lotto
I like the fact that this lottery is on Tuesday. It’s always been one of my blah days. It’s a good size jackpot with an excellent range of other prizes to win. It’s run by professionals who have been in the industry for a long time and know what they are doing.
Official Government Lottery
There’s a guaranteed jackpot
Jackpot rolls over in the event of no winners
A good number of additional prize tiers, some of them really good
Excellent overall odds of winning a prize
Tickets are fairly inexpensive
No limitations as to who can play Oz Lotto
Lots of stories of people who have won a lot from the game
Only one weekly drawing
The odds of winning the jackpot aren’t the most favorable ones
New rules make it even more difficult to win (to offset those odds, however, the jackpot amount has been increased)
Our team gives this Oz Lotto a thumbs up. It’s not one of the huge ones; then again, it offers pretty good odds. It’s a rollover lottery, which means that if it isn’t won, it grows and grows fast!