How to Play Lotto

Lotto Results AustraliaThis players guide shows how to play Lotto in Australia – also known as Tattslotto, GoldLotto, or XLotto – in the different states. The rules for Lotto are all the same, irrespective of which state you play the game in, or the name it’s given in that state. The Lotto Division 1 prize pool offers $5 Million on Saturday Lotto, and $1 Million prize for up to six Division 1 winners on Weekday Windfall (Monday, Wednesday, Friday Lotto). There are also regular Superdraws offering $20 Million or more!!

How to Play Lotto

Lotto requires the player to select 6 from 45 numbers (1-45), for each game played. The minimum number of games you can play in your Lotto entry is 4.


The easiest way to play Lotto, is to get a Quickpick. A Quickpick is generated by the computer, which randomly selects your numbers for each game.

Marked Entry

The player can select their own numbers for each game. This is known as a Marked Entry. Just select 6 numbers from 45 (1-45), for each game you would like to play.

Lotto Prizes Chart

Lotto game prizes are split into divisional prize pools just as with the other lotto games. These run from Division 1 which is the top prize through to Division 6 which is the bottom prize. These are the prize divisions and odds (per game).
*Note: The Division 6 prize of Weekday Windfall (Mon-Wed-Fri Lotto), is different to that of Saturday Lotto.

Division 16 Numbers8,145,060:1
Division 25 Numbers + 1 supplementary678,755:1
Division 35 Numbers36,690:1
Division 44 Numbers733:1
Division 53 Numbers + 1 supplementary298:1
Division 6 *Mon,Wed,Fri1 or 2 Numbers + 2 supplementaries144:1
Division 6 *Saturday3 Numbers53:1

For Lotto System Entries (Lotto/Tattslotto/GoldLotto/XLotto) see: Systems Prize Table

More Ways to Play Lotto

  • How to Play - System & Pick Entries
  • How to Play - System Entries

System Entry

System entries allow the player to select more than 6 numbers in each game. System entries can be played with 7 to 20 numbers selected in one game!
Pricing (cost) of playing Systems entries, can be found here.
The chance of hitting the Jackpot is boosted, and multiple system prizes may be won, as displayed in the prize charts: Systems Prize Table

Pick Entry

A Pick entry guarantees the player, either 1 or 2 winning numbers. This may improve the chance of winning a prize.


A Syndicate is a group of players that play Lotto together. Their funds are pooled to pay for entries, and winnings go into the prize pool, shared by all. This is a great way to increase your chance at winning the Jackpot, but you do have to share.

Advance Entries

Lotto also offers Advance and Multi-week Entries, which allow the player to enter Saturday Lotto draws up to 10 weeks in advance, with their regular numbers or via a quickpick.

Lotto on TV

Lotto is played in Australia on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday night. Entries for the draw close at 7:30pm AEST. The Lotto draw can be viewed on TV Channel 7TWO at around 8.45pm AEST. See also Video replays.


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2 thoughts on “How to Play Lotto”

    • Thanks for your input Glynn.
      I have included a link to costs (pricing) of all Australian Lotto games in the section “System Entry”.


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