Many enquiries are received regarding old lottery tickets – Lotto, Powerball, OZ Lotto and various other old tickets – How to check and claim prizes on them (see below).
If you hold old tickets unclaimed for decades, it is highly doubtful any claim on them would be successful – you could always try. The Lotteries field in Australia is highly changeable at the moment, and a claim that is validated by one State’s Lottery may be refused by another – check links below to claim prizes.
Never miss a Prize ^
To make sure you never miss another lottery prize again, I highly recommend using OzLotteries for safe and convenient lottery tickets online. OzLotteries is a fully accredited retailer of official Australian lotteries and is operated by ASX listed Jumbo Interactive.
Check Results on Old Tickets ^
By Date – Check lottery tickets by date (back to early 2010): Lotto, OZ Lotto, Powerball at LotteryResultsAustralia.info
Old Tickets – Lotteries – Check old lottery tickets by date (Way back): Lotto, OZ Lotto, Powerball, The Pools, $2 Jackpot Lottery, $5 Jackpot Lottery, Lotto Strike™ – back to the beginning, at OzLotteries – Select Lottery > View Past Results > scroll down.
Claim Prizes on Tickets ^
Claim prizes for all old tickets purchased through the relevant Australian Lottery Organization:
Golden Casket Claim Prizes
Queensland: 131 868
Lotterywest Claim Prizes
Western Australia: 08 9340 5200
Under the Lotteries Commission Act, 1990, prizes can only be claimed and paid for up to 12 months after the date of the draw.
NSW Lotteries Claim Prizes | FAQ
New South Wales: 1300 363 444
Time limit for claiming prizes: Any prize won on a ticket for a draw or game conducted by NSW Lotteries on or before 30 November 2010 must be claimed on or before 1 December 2016. Any prize won in a draw conducted on or after 1 December 2010 must be claimed within 6 years of the date the draw was conducted.
SA Lotteries Claim Prizes
South Australia: 08 8208 4100
Tattersall’s Claim Prizes
Victoria, Tasmania, and Northern Territory: 1300 556 646