Information on Australia Oz Lotto

Guess Range 7/45
Hosted in Australia, Australia
(Local draw time)
Jackpot Type CASH
Tax Requirement Lottery prizes are paid out tax-free. Check the tax laws in your country of residence for any further local taxation you may be subject to.

Chances to win Australia - Oz Lotto

Divisions Match Winning Odds
1 Prize 7 1:45,379,620
2 Prize 6+1 1:3,241,401
3 Prize 6 1:180,078
4 Prize 5+1 1:29,602
5 Prize 5 1:3,430
6 Prize 4 1:154
7 Prize 3+1 1:87

Australia - Oz Lotto Information

The Oz Lotto is Australia's favourite national lottery and holds the record for the highest Aussie lotto jackpots, making it the country’s leading lottery game.

Oz Lotto History

The Oz Lotto was created in February 1994 and is administered by the Tattersalls and LotteryWest companies. At the time of its founding, the Oz Lotto was the only lottery that could be played nationally. The jackpot was originally won with six numbers drawn from a guess range of 1-45, but in 2005 lottery officials added a seventh ball. At this time, the logo and advertising of the lottery began to focus of the new seventh number (Oz 7 Lotto, Super 7’s Lotto) with the lotto name varying depending on the state.

Oz Lotto awarded an AU$106 million jackpot in June 2009 which stood as the lottery’s highest until an incredible November 2012 draw when a prize of AU$111,972,151 (worth US$117 million at the time) was split between four lucky winners. Each of them received a prize of AU$27,993,037.

Proceeds from the lottery cover operating costs and are then distributed in the communities of the various participating states, to be used for a variety of government foundations such as the country’s zoos, educational programs and cultural enrichment projects.

Oz Lotto Rules

To play Oz Lotto online, players select seven numbers from a guess range of 1-45. At the lottery drawing, seven regular numbers will be drawn together with two bonus numbers that count towards secondary prizes only.

If you like to play Oz Lotto, check our Australian Lottery Guide!

Winning the Oz Lotto

To win the jackpot, players must match all seven numbers as drawn in that Tuesday's lottery draw. The Oz Lotto has no rollover cap or taxes. To compare Australia's top lottery with other world lotteries, find lotto ticket, number and draw details through the All Lotteries Info Page.

Oz Lotto Anecdotes

Winning Ticket? Why Not 2 Winning Tickets? - Three entries shared a AU$70 million Oz Lotto jackpot in the draw on 26 March 2019 and in a surprise twist, two of the winning entries were held by one Melbourne man. News of the win had only begun to sink in when the man was flabbergasted to realise he had purchased a second ticket with exactly the same numbers. His total prize was more than AU$46.6 million.

Best Week Ever - In 2011, one woman was in a in a good mood due to her recent engagement. Yet the week was still young and a few days after saying “Yes,” she found out she had won AU$1 Million from that week's AU$20 million Oz Lotto jackpot. She went on to say that she had never even bought a lottery ticket before, but being in such a good mood she decided to give lotteries a try. The 21-year old’s win enabled her to afford the wedding of her dreams.

Winners and Losers - The Oz Lotto is such a beloved Australia lottery that a television series was created with the Oz Lotto at the centre of the plot. The television show ‘Winners and Losers’, follows the story of four lucky Aussie women who win the Oz Lotto and the changes that take place in their lives after the big win.

Those who enjoy Australian lotteries may also wish to try their luck with tickets to Powerball, Saturday Lotto, and the Wednesday Lotto, all of which offer attractive, tax-free prizes as well.

Learn About Australia OZ Lotto Draws

The winning Oz Lotto numbers have created some of Australia’s largest lottery jackpots: AU$111.9 million in November 2012, and AU$106 million in June 2009. Check the Oz Lotto Results to see if you've won one of the seven amazing prize categories in each draw!