This players guide shows how to play Lotto in Australia – also known as Tattslotto, GoldLotto, or XLotto – 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. Lotto offers a $4 Million Division 1 prize pool (details below), with 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.
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. Here are the prize divisions and odds (per game):
|Division 1||6 Numbers||1:8,145,060|
|Division 2||5 Numbers + 1 or 2 supplementaries||1:678,755|
|Division 3||5 Numbers||1:36,689|
|Division 4||4 Numbers||1:733|
|Division 5||3 Numbers + 1 or 2 supplementaries||1:297|
|Division 6||1 or 2 Numbers + 2 supplementaries||1:144|
For Lotto System Entries (Lotto/Tattslotto/GoldLotto/XLotto) see: Lotto Systems Prize Table
More Ways to Play Lotto
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!
The chance of hitting the Jackpot is boosted, and multiple system prizes may be won, as displayed in this chart: Lotto Systems Prize Table.
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.
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.