Saturday Lotto FAQ

Playing The Saturday Lotto

What Is The Saturday Lotto?

What Age Do I Have To Be To Play The Saturday Lotto?

Where Can I Buy Tickets?

What Happens If I Loose My Ticket?

Can I Play The Saturday Lotto From Outside Australia?

What Is The Saturday Lotto?

Answer: The Saturday Lotto is a phenomenally popular Australian lottery enjoyed by players for decades. The first ever draw was held back in 1972 and today the lottery played all across Australia. To play you simply pick six numbers. Eight numbers are then drawn in total, six regular numbers and two supplementary numbers. Wins are determined by the amount of regular and supplementary numbers you pick.

What Age Do I Have To Be To Play The Saturday Lotto?

Answer: The minimum age to play the Saturday Lotto is 18.

Where Can I Buy Tickets?

Answer: You can purchase Saturday Lotto tickets from any licensed retailer such as participating shops or newsagents. Alternatively you can play online via your state operator’s website or through licensed and regulated third party operators.

What Happens If I Loose My Ticket?

Answer: This depends on who the operator is in your state but generally you should first contact the operator and report the ticket as lost or stolen. If the ticket is registered this will allow them to put a block on it – meaning nobody else will be able to claim your win. Otherwise you will have to fill out a claim form and go through the lost ticket process. Success is not guaranteed, however, which is why we always recommend that instead you play the Saturday Lotto online.

Can I Play The Saturday Lotto From Outside Australia?

Answer: Some Australian state operators allow overseas players, but not all. You can, however, still bet on the results online via properly licensed and regulated online providers.

Winning The Saturday Lotto

What's The Biggest Saturday Lotto Jackpot Of All Time?

What Are The Odds Of A Jackpot Win?

How Many Prize Divisions Are There?

How Can I Check If I Won?

How Long Do I Have To Claim My Winnings?

Do I Pay Tax On Winnings?

What's The Biggest Saturday Lotto Jackpot Of All Time?

Answer: The biggest lotto jackpot so far is $16.32 million AUD. Though this is a far cry from the Oz Lotto record of $90 million AUD it should be noted that the odds of hitting such a jackpot are over five and a half times as much as getting a winning Saturday Lotto jackpot.

What Are The Odds Of A Jackpot Win?

Answer: The odds of hitting the Saturday Lotto jackpot are 8,145,060:1, meaning the Lotto has the lowest odds of any major Australian lottery. For a full breakdown of prize divisions and their respective odds please see our section on Saturday Lotto Odds.

How Many Prize Divisions Are There?

Answer: There are a total of six different prize divisions in the Saturday Lotto – you can get a full breakdown on all these prize divisions here.

How Can I Check If I Won?

Answer: The easiest way to check if you won is to use our special Saturday Lotto results checker. Simply enter your numbers, choose the date then click the button to get notified of wins instantly.

How Long Do I Have To Claim My Winnings?

Answer: All winnings must be claimed within six months.

Do I Pay Tax On Winnings?

Answer: No, lottery winnings are not taxed in Australia. If you are playing online from overseas through third party operators, however, then your own domestic laws will apply.

The Saturday Lotto Draw

What Time Is The Saturday Lotto Draw?

What Time Do Saturday Lotto Entries Close?

Where Can I See The Saturday Lotto Draw?

What Time Is The Saturday Lotto Draw?

Answer: The Saturday Lotto takes place each Saturday night at 8:30PM AEST / 9:30PM AEDT.

What Time Do Saturday Lotto Entries Close?

Answer: Saturday Lotto entries close one hour before the draw, so 7:30PM AEST / 8:30PM AEDT.

Where Can I See The Saturday Lotto Draw?

Answer: The draw is shown live on Channel 7TWO and results are shown on Channel7. Be sure to check out your local TV listings however as this may vary from state to state or change according to current TV scheduling.

Saturday Lotto Superdraws And Megadraws

What Is A Superdraw?

What Is A Megadraw?

What Is A Superdraw?

Answer: Superdraws are special jackpots which take place throughout the year raising the jackpot to $20+ million AUD. Currently there are new Superdraws scheduled for February, March and May 2015.

What Is A Megadraw?

Answer: Megadraws are similar to Superdraws except they only take place once a year – during the Christmas season – where the jackpots are raised to $30+ million AUD. The last Megadraw occurred on January 3rd, 2015.