Old Lottery Tickets – Check and Claim Prizes

Old TicketsMany enquiries are received here regarding old lottery tickets – Lotto, Powerball, OZ Lotto and various other old tickets – How to check and claim prizes on old lottery tickets? See the links 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. Links below show how to claim prizes, and how to check tickets by ticket number.

Check Results on Old Tickets

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Check old tickets of Lotto, Powerball & OZ Lotto.

Old Lottery Tickets – Australian State Lotteries
Check old lottery tickets using “Ticket Number Search”, this makes checking tickets easy. Then claim your prize – see your State’s Lottery links below.

Claim Prizes on Tickets

Claim prizes for all old tickets purchased through the relevant Australian State Lottery Organization:

GOLDEN CASKET – Queensland
Official Site: Claim Prizes | Ticket Number Search
Phone: 131 868
Time Limit to Claim Prizes (QLD) – Under the Lotteries Act 1997 Section 129 (2b), prizes must be claimed within 7 years.

LOTTERYWEST – Western Australia
Official Site: Claim Prizes
Phone: 133 777
Time Limit to Claim Prizes (WA) – 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 – New South Wales
Official Site: Claim Prizes | Ticket Number Search
Phone: 131 868
Time Limit to Claim Prizes (NSW & ACT) – Under the Public Lotteries Regulations 2016, prizes must be claimed within 6 years.

SA LOTTERIES – South Australia
Official Site: Claim Prizes | Ticket Number Search
Phone: 131 868
Time Limit to Claim Prizes (SA) – Lottery prizes must be collected within 12 months. After that, prize money is forfeited to the Lotteries Commission of South Australia. There is a process to claim prize money from The Commission’s Unclaimed Prizes Reserve.

TATTERSALL’S – Victoria, Tasmania, and Northern Territory
Official Site: Claim Prizes | Ticket Number Search
Phone: 131 868

Time Limit to Claim Prizes (VIC) – Lottery prizes must be collected within 6 months. Beyond that, you will need to submit a prize claim form to the State Government to claim the prize.
Victorian State Revenue Office – Unclaimed Monies, GPO Box 1641, Melbourne VIC 3001

Time Limit to Claim Prizes (TAS) – Lottery prizes must be collected within 6 months. Beyond that, you will need to submit a prize claim form to the State Government to claim the prize.
Tasmania – Treasury & Finance, GPO Box 147, HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6166 4444

Time Limit to Claim Prizes (NT) – Prizes must be collected within 3 years.
Except prizes won before 30/07/2012, held by the Northern Territory Treasury Director of Licensing as unclaimed money. Submit a prize claim form to the State Government to claim the prize.
NT Treasury – Director of Licensing, Unclaimed Monies, GPO Box 1154 DARWIN NT 0801
Phone: 08 8999 1800

17 Responses

  1. CAROL MCCANN says:

    I have come across around 15 old lottery tickets going through old papers dating back to the early 90s is there any way of finding out the results of these tickets.

    Thank you for your time
    Carol

  2. Carol Mcgann says:

    Hello the date of my just found lottery ticket is a $2 lucky lotteries Date 07. 02 .2008 outlet number is 4055-05761797-204725
    hope its a winner…just checking thankyou….

  3. Tracie ferries says:

    I truly believed I had a winning ticket back in 2006!! I know the place I bought it the year roughly the month but sadly I can almost c me throw out the not checked ticket!! It was a system 7 and can roughly remember the numbers !! I remember reading in paper this outlet being an unclaimed prize I believe 2 million !! I guess there is nothing I can do ??it is a lesson learned maybe I just was never meant to have the monies but hope others get their unclaimed winning ??

  4. Col says:

    When I click “full result” for any lotteries in the super jackpot 2015 or 2016 .. it simply opens a box stating the date .. ie no results for said lotteries is displayed

  5. Ursula Burley says:

    I have an old Lottery ticket from Christmas 1970. Is there an possibility of checking it please Special Lottery No1 Ticket No 99143

  6. Mary Hogan says:

    I found a jackpot $2 lottery ticket purchased in 1996 can I still claim this tickets prize money ?

  7. Jan Millington says:

    I have just found a SA Lotto ticket in a card I sent my Mum in Victoria in 2006-I have tried entering the numbers on the ticket but there is more than 11. Is there any other way I can check? Thank you. Jan

  8. Linda says:

    Hi, I’ve found some old tickets that I have tried checking online but it keeps coming back as unknown. I’m hoping that I can still check and claim. Some of the tickets are from back in 2005. How else can I check them.
    Linda

  9. Narelle Taylor says:

    I have an old $5 lottery ticket from 28 Feb 2006 am I able to get results of it from somewhere
    Ticket Number is 002715 it is not registered

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