LOTTO FAST FACTS

MONDAY LOTTO

  1. Began in 1979 and was known as the NSW Lotto
  2. Available in all Australian states, apart from Queensland
  3. Jackpots start at 1 Million
  4. Biggest jackpot was 15 million
  5. It was won in 1996 and split between three players
  6. Uses a 6/45 Matrix
  7. Jackpot rolls over
  8. Has five divisions
  9. Odds of winning a prize are 1 in 5, with a standard 12 game entry.
  10. Drawn every Monday night
  11. All prizes paid in a tax free lump sum

OZ LOTTO

  1. Was launched in Feb 1994
  2. Most popular Aussie game
  3. Uses a 7/45 Matrix
  4. Highest jackpot was 106.5 Million Dollars
  5. It was won in 2009 and divided between two players
  6. Goes by several names
  7. Odds of winning a prize are 1 in 5 with a standard 12 game entry
  8. Has had several large jackpots
  9. Has 7 divisions
  10. Drawn Every Tuesday night
  11. All Prizes paid in a tax free lump sum

WEDNESDAY LOTTO

  1. Launched in 1979
  2. Uses the 6/45 matrix
  3. Second supplementary number was added in August 1990
  4. Odds of winning a prize are one in 5 with a standard 12 game entry
  5. Highest jackpot was 6 Million Dollars
  6. It was won by just one player
  7. It has five divisions
  8. Rolling over the jackpot wasn’t introduced until 2006
  9. Drawn every Wednesday night
  10. All prizes are paid in a tax free lump sum

POWERBALL

  1. Launched In 1996
  2. Uses a double matrix of 5/45 and 1/45
  3. holds the record for the highest jackpot amount won by a single ticket holder
  4. $58.7 Million was awarded in June 2008.
  5. Odds of winning a prize are 1 in 11 with a standard 12 game entry
  6. Drawn every Thursday night
  7. Highest jackpot ever on offer was 90 Million Dollars
  8. Average jackpots are $5 Million Dollars
  9. All prizes paid in a tax free lump sum

EUROMILLIONS

  1. Launched in February 2004
  2. Odds of winning a prize are 1 in 10
  3. Consists of 9 European countries
  4. Drawn every Friday night in Paris
  5. Largest Jackpot was 183 Million Euros (255 AU)
  6. Only 11 rollovers for the jackpot are allowed by law
  7. Average Jackpot is 20 million
  8. 12 Divisions
  9. 7/50 Matrix, with five main numbers and two ‘stars’
  10. All prizes paid in a tax free lump sum

SATURDAY LOTTO

  1. Began in June 1972
  2. Drawn every Saturday night
  3. Odds of winning a prize are 1 in 7 with a standard 12 game entry
  4. Uses a 6/45 matrix
  5. Six special superdraws each year
  6. Second supplementary number introduced in 1985
  7. Largest jackpot was $33 Million
  8. Average jackpot of $4 Million
  9. Suiperdraws are in excess of $20 million
  10. New sixth division was introduced in January 2011
  11. All prizes paid in a tax free lump sum

6/38 LOTTO ( SOCCER POOLS )

  1. Australia’s easiest to win lottery
  2. Uses a 6/38 pools matrix
  3. Odds of winning a prize are 1 in 14 with a standard entry
  4. Odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 230,158 with a standard entry
  5. Based on soccer results
  6. Record jackpot was $2 Million dollars
  7. Average jackpots range from $75,000 to $500,000
  8. Commonly referred to as the pools
  9. Started in 197?
  10. Five divisions
  11. All prizes paid in a tax free lump sum

UK LOTTERY

  1. Uses a 6/49 Matrix
  2. Launched in May 1994
  3. Highest jackpot was 42 Million pounds
  4. Average Jackpot is 4.5 Million pounds
  5. Odds of winning are 52 to 1, based on a single game
  6. All prizes paid in a tax free lump sum
  7. Creates more millionaires in Britain than any other
  8. New rules in Feb 2011 now allow for four consecutive rollovers
  9. Five divisions

CHRISTMAS GORDO

  1. Been in operation since 1812
  2. 70% of sales given back to players
  3. Highest jackpot was 555 Million Euros
  4. Average Jackpot is 30 Million pounds
  5. All prizes paid in a tax free lump sum
  6. Record overall prize pool of 2.2 Billion Euros
  7. Only happens once a year, on December 22
  8. Full tickets are called ‘Billete”
  9. Decima’ is a tenth of a Billete
  10. Each "billete", or number, is printed up many times as a different series
  11. A unique 5 digit number is printed for each billete
  12. Most people buy Decima’s as Billete’s are expensive
  13. 98% of Spaniards buy tickets
  14. Some prizes are not drawn separately, but calculated from the winning numbers
  15. Due to the sheer number of prizes, the draw takes about three hours
  16. Children sing the winning numbers
  17. The children work in eight to nine shifts
  18. Two barrels are used for the draw, one contains winning numbers, the other contains the subsequent prize

SUMMER EL GORDO

  1. You can win up to eight times on a single ticket
  2. Every ticket has a one in three chance of winning
  3. Ten Jackpot Payouts of at least $3 Million Dollars guaranteed
  4. Average draw Jackpot is $30 Million Dollars
  5. Only happens once a year, the first Saturday in July
  6. More than 37,000 prizes handed out
  7. Only 100,000 tickets produced, numbered 0 to 99,999
  8. 70% of all monies collected are returned to players in cash payouts
  9. Biggest Jackpot ever was more than $200 Million Dollars
  10. Been in operation since 2000
  11. Full tickets are called ‘Billete”
  12. Decima’ is a tenth of a Billete
  13. Most people buy Decima’s as Billete’s are expensive
  14. Children sing the winning numbers
  15. Two barrels are used for the draw, one contains winning numbers, the other contains the subsequent prize
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