What is the Oz Lotto?
The Oz Lotto is often credited as being Australia’s first fully-national lottery game, which was introduced in 1994. Initially, the game structure was identical to that of the Saturday Lotto (another Oz lotto game), which required the contestants to select six main numbers out of a selection of 45. During the course of 2005, the Oz Lotto underwent a few revisions, and a seventh number was added to the draw – which greatly improved the odds of landing a jackpot win. The current odds of winning the Oz Lotto jackpot are 1 in 45,379,620, and the largest Oz Lotto win to date has been $111,972,151, which was split amongst four winning ticket holders.
How to Play the Oz Lotto:
If you’re keen to play the Oz Lotto game, but not too sure how the game operates, then this is the part where you pay careful attention: Players are required to choose their lucky seven numbers from a selection of 45 balls. In order to qualify for a jackpot win, Oz Lotto participants are required to correctly match all seven numbers that have been drawn. Besides the standard selection of seven balls, a further two are also drawn – these are known as the supplementary numbers (which means there is no need for you to select them when playing your lucky numbers). The sole purpose of these supplementary balls are to create three additional prize tiers within the game – namely tiers 2, 4 and 7.