This is a basic OZ Lotto Guide for players, including how to play, prizes, odds and more. OZ Lotto is the lottery game played in Australia on Tuesday evenings. The draws are run at approximately 8:30pm AEST with entries closing at 6:30pm AEST, and can be viewed on TV Channel 7TWO at around 8.45pm AEST.
How to Play
To play OZ Lotto, a player must select 7 numbers from a choice of 45 numbers on the OZ Lotto game panel. The minimum number of games that can be played on a ticket for Ozlotto is 1, which gives the player one chance to win the Ozlotto jackpot prize. OZ Lotto guide to prizes, divisions and odds appear below.
There are several ways to play the OZ Lotto game, let’s have a look at the first way to play OZ Lotto called a Quickpick. A Quickpick can be played with any lottery agent. The player has the computer randomly select 7 numbers for each game they choose to play.
Select 7 numbers from 45
The next way to play OZ Lotto is a marked coupon. The marked coupon offers the player the opportunity to select their own numbers for each game they would like to enter into the Ozlotto draw. The player is able to select 7 numbers out of the possible 45 for each game.
OZ Lotto Prizes
OZ Lotto game prizes are split into divisional prize pools, running from Division 1 which is the top prize through to Division 7 which is the bottom prize. Here are the prize divisions and odds (per game):
|Division 1||7 Numbers||1:45,379,620|
|Division 2||6 Numbers + 1 or 2 supplementaries||1:3,241,401|
|Division 3||6 Numbers||1:180,078|
|Division 4||5 Numbers + 1 or 2 supplementaries||1:29,602|
|Division 5||5 Numbers||1:3,430|
|Division 6||4 Numbers||1:154|
|Division 7||3 Numbers + 1 or 2 supplementaries||1:87|
For OzLotto System Entries see: OzLotto Systems Prize Table
Syndicates are a way that a group of customers may participate and enter an OZ Lotto entry by pooling together their funds to pay for the entry and the splitting the prize pool should they be lucky enough to win the draw.
With the Field
Another popular way to play OZ Lotto is with a “with the field” entry. With the Field allows the customer to select 5 or 6 numbers (instead of the standard 7) from 45 for each game they enter. The customer is then guaranteed the remaining 1 or 2 numbers to form a winning combination. Of the 7 winning numbers drawn for the OZ Lotto game the customer enters, they will only need to actually have correctly chosen 5 or 6 of them to win.
OZ Lotto also offers advance and multi-week entries which allow a customer to enter OZ Lotto draws up to 10 weeks in advance with either their regular numbers or via a quickpick.