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How are Oz Lotto Results Determined?

oz lotto resultsOz Lotto is a nationwide lottery game played across Australia. It offers a guaranteed minimum prize of $2 million and can quickly go up to $50 million or even more! Draws are made every Tuesday night, in which 9 balls are drawn randomly out of 45 numbered 1 to 45. The first seven balls are the main numbers, while the other two are referred to as “supplementary numbers”. 

How Oz Lotto Results are Drawn

Oz Lotto is drawn every Tuesday night. In order to win OzLotto, you will need to match your Oz lotto numbers with that of the winning numbers. Interestingly, the lottery doesn’t come with a jackpot cap, meaning the jackpot prize will keep on growing until one has managed to win it. 

As mentioned earlier, it comes with a guaranteed minimum jackpot of two million Australian dollars. If there are no winners for a particular draw, a rollover will occur thus increasing the jackpot prize for the next draw. With this, the jackpot will just keep on increasing until someone wins it. The lowest prize is given by matching 3 correct main numbers plus a supplementary one. Around 26 percent of the prize pool is allotted for this tier, which only means that you can expect 14 Australian dollars as your prize. However, the prize is still a lot higher compared to the initial price of a single Oz Lotto ticket. Here’s a breakdown of the prize tiers that are included in Oz Lotto, along with the allotted percentage of prize fund:

  • 7 numbers for jackpot (40% of the prize fund)
  • 6 numbers with one supplementary for 2nd prize (1.7% of the prize fund)
  • 6 numbers for 3rd prize (3.5% of the prize fund)
  • 5 numbers with one or two supplementary for 4th prize (1.8% of the prize fund)
  • 5 numbers for 5th prize (2.1% of the prize fund)
  • 4 numbers for 6th prize (23.11% of the prize fund)
  • 3 numbers with one or two supplementary for 7th prize (26.9% of the prize fund)

Facts about Oz Lotto

Are you an avid player of Oz Lotto? If that’s the case, then here are some quick facts about the lottery that you should know:

  • The game comes with $2 million guaranteed jackpot every Tuesday.
  • The biggest record ever for the Oz Lotto jackpot was $111 million.
  • Ticket sales are available throughout the week up to the draw which is held every Tuesday.
  • If no one managed to win the jackpot, a rollover will occur thus increasing the jackpot prize for the next draw.
  • Oz Lotto results are displayed in their site immediately after the draw.
  • The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 45 million.
  • Meanwhile, the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 7 using a 12-game Quick Pick.
  • You can win a prize by simply matching at least 3 main numbers and 1 supplementary number.

A History of Oz Lotto

The Oz Lotto game was the first ever national lottery game in Australia and was introduced back in 1994. Since then, it has quickly become popular due to its massive jackpots and very easy to understand rules. The largest jackpot offered to date was $100 million which was won in November 2012 and has been divided equally among four Division 1 winners.

In 2013, it’s been estimated that more than $5 billion prize money had been awarded to Oz Lotto players since its launch, with a total of 448 new millionaires. Aside from that, there were also around 120 million winners of the game over its 19 years of existence. Up to now, Oz Lotto still remains to be the top lottery game throughout Australia, with millions of Australians trying to try out their luck in winning the jackpot.

oz lotto numbersOriginally, the Oz Lotto game followed the same format as the Saturday Lotto, meaning it used to require picking six numbers from a number pool of 45. However, a seventh number has been added in the draw since October 2005, thus greatly increasing the odds of winning the first prize tier. Apart from this change, the branding for the game has also changed in various states in order to emphasise the addition of the seventh ball. For example, it’s called Oz 7 Lotto in Queensland and Super 7’s Oz Lotto in Tatts region. But in 2012, the game has changed back to its original branding in the said regions.

Currently, the game holds the record for the largest jackpot prize ever awarded in the entirety of Australia. The largest ever jackpot prize was $111,972.151.04 on November 2012 which was shared by four winners. Even though the game will now require seven numbers to be picked, the minimum prize level remains unchanged, hence a total of seven prize tiers.

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