A System entry is a way of playing more numbers in each game panel. Playing more numbers gives you more chances to win, plus the chance to win across multiple prize divisions!
The type of System entry you play relates to how many numbers you want to play in each game panel. A System 8 means you select 8 numbers, a System 17 you select 17 numbers and so on. You can choose from 7 – 20 numbers (or 8 – 20 numbers for Oz Lotto) in one game panel.
If you’re playing Powerball, you can only choose extra numbers in the first panel – i.e. you cannot choose extra Powerball numbers. You can however combine the benefits of a PowerHit entry (where you are guaranteed the Powerball number) with a System entry (known as a PowerHit System entry) to give you more chances of winning.
System entries are like playing lots of Standard games. Below we show an example using Oz Lotto. It's important to note that Oz Lotto is a game of chance where all numbers are drawn randomly. Each number has an equal chance of being drawn.
A Standard game panel is 7 numbers.
When you play a System 8, you select 8 numbers per game.
To find out how many equivalent Standard games this represents, you simply calculate how many possible combinations of 7 numbers you can derive from your selection (see below).
The table below shows you how many equivalent games each System entry gives you.
How do I win with a System entry?
If your numbers in 1 game panel match the winning numbers, you'll win multiple prizes (and sometimes across multiple divisions).
Continuing our earlier example, if you play an Oz Lotto System 8 and match 5 winning numbers + 1 supplementary number, instead of just winning Division 4, you'll win...
2x DIVISION 4 PRIZES + 1 X DIVISION 5 PRIZE & 5 X DIVISION 6 PRIZES!
You can play System entries:
There are many ways you can play a System entry – simply choose the option below that’s right for you:
1. Grab a QuickPick in-store
Simply speak with your friendly retailer and provide the System type and the number of games you would like to play. Your numbers will be randomly generated for you at purchase.
2. Mark a coupon in-store
Using a coupon, within your chosen game panel(s), simply mark 7-20 (8-20 for Oz Lotto) of your favourite numbers along with the 'SYSTEM/PICK' box in the bottom right-hand corner of the game panel.
3. Play a System using The Lott app
After choosing your game and the draw you want to play into, choose 'System' in the top menu, play either a QuickPick or choose your own numbers and then select the System type and number of games you want to play.
4. Play a System via The Lott website
Within the 'Create Your Own' tab for your chosen game, choose 'System' in the top menu, select your System type and the number of games you want to play. You can choose your own numbers or have them automatically filled out for you.