OZ Lotto Help & FAQ


OZ Lotto, also known as the Tuesday OZ Lotto, is Australia’s oldest nationwide lottery. The first draw was held in February 1994 and it has gone from strength to strength since then. OZ Lotto holds the record for the biggest Australian Lotto Jackpot of all time, a cool Australian $111.9m. The draw takes place every Tuesday at 11.30am (GMT).

How do I pick my numbers?

Pick seven numbers from 1-45. Select the Quick +1 (Quick Pick) option to choose a line randomly.

How do I win the Jackpot?

If you match all seven main numbers you win the jackpot. There are also two supplementary (bonus) numbers drawn after the initial seven, with prizes awarded for winning combinations of regular and supplementary numbers.

How much can I win?

The jackpot is guaranteed to be at least Autralian $2m, but often far exceeds that figure, with Australian $50m + jackpots a regular occurrence. The biggest jackpot so far was Australian $111.9m, which was won in November 2012.

*Irish players will be paid in euros and wins are subject to currency exchange rates.

What are the chances of winning the jackpot?

The odds of winning the jackpot are big at just over 1 in 45 million, however this creates the potential for lots of rollovers and bigger jackpots. There are also huge prizes available for players with 6 winning numbers and one or two supplementary numbers. On top of this there are several more highly lucrative prize tiers available as revealed below.

Can you explain the different prize tiers available?

The table below explains the different categories, odds of winning and estimated individual returns available for the OZ Lotto. The winnings shown are those from the Tuesday 18th August 2015 OZ Lotto draw. The jackpot was $60 million and there were three winners of the jackpot. The returns shown in this table are there as a guide. Actual returns may be less or greater than those shown.

*Irish players will be paid in euros and wins are subject to currency exchange rates.

Prize Category Odds of winning Estimated returns
7 numbers 1 in 45,379,620 $20,000,000
6 numbers + 1 or 2 bonus 1 in 3,241,401 $51,395
6 numbers 1 in 180,078 $3,336
5 numbers + 1 or 2 bonus 1 in 29,602 $335.30
5 numbers 1 in 3,430 $43.90
4 numbers 1 in 154 $22.75
3 numbers + 1 or 2 bonus 1 in 87 $14.20

How much does it cost to play?

An Oz Lotto line costs just €1.50.

When does it take place?

The draw takes place every Tuesday at 11.30am.

What do I do if I win?

If your account has been verified simply proceed to your account and withdraw your winnings. If your account has not been verified you will first need to provide proof of your ID and proof of address. Once this has been confirmed you will be able to withdraw your winnings.

How will I know if I have won?

Winners will receive an e-mail confirmation. Any person who wins a sum of over €10,000 will receive a phone call informing them and congratulating them on their win.

How long do I have to claim my winnings?

You have a period of no longer that 12 weeks from the winning date to claim your winnings.

Are my winnings tax free?

You will not be taxed on any winnings for this lottery.

How can I be sure I will get paid?

Rest assured that Lottoland is an established and reputable international lottery betting company. We are fully licensed by the Irish government, and by other countries worldwide. These licences are dependent on our ability to guarantee all payments to winners.

At Lottoland you bet on the outcome of the official draw. For all intents and purposes you will have the exact same customer experience as if you were playing the official lottery.

Smaller Payments
We make all payouts directly from the fund we have acquired from total ticket sales.

Larger Payments
We take out policies with world leading insurers, including Lloyds of London, to cover larger payments, typically those in excess of €5m. A portion of the price you pay when purchasing a ticket goes towards these policies.

What is a subscription?

The subscription feature allows you to set up a running line or lines for a given lottery draw. Lottery subscriptions will save you time and ensure that you never miss your chance to win that big jackpot. Just select the subscription option prior to purchasing your line to set up your running line/s. You can cancel your subscription at anytime.

Why should I play the Oz Lotto?

Oz Lotto offers the biggest jackpot of any of the Australian Lotto draws and is relatively cheap to play at just €1.50 a line. As well as the jackpot, this attractive lotto boasts several more highly lucrative prize tiers. The 11.30am draw time offers an exciting alternative to the majority of our other non-Australian draws, which either take place during the evening or in the small hours of the morning. Get lucky and you could be finishing work for good by noon!

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