One of Australia’s favourite lottery games- Oz Lotto got an upgrade.
BIGGER PRIZES, MORE WINNERS and more reasons to play every week!

Oz Lotto had some exciting enhancements in May 2022! When we spoke to our customers about playing Oz Lotto, they told us they would love to see “bigger prizes, more winners, and more reasons to play every week!”. The game updates were based on a review of the Oz Lotto game by the Australian lottery operators, including Golden Casket, NSW Lotteries, Tatts, Tatts NT, SA Lotteries and Lotterywest.

A bigger starting offer

The starting offer for Oz Lotto has increased from $2M to $3M, so you have the chance to win a bigger prize with the Division 1 prize starting offer increasing.

Bigger prizes and more frequent jackpots

Bigger prizes means more big fun. We increased prizes across Divisions 2 to 7 by an average of up to 8%. The new game structure also improves the chance of the game delivering large jackpot offers more frequently.

More Winners

The odds of winning any prize have improved from 1 in 55 to 1 in 51 so you can look forward to the potential of more winners in every draw.

Game Play

To support the Oz Lotto game changes, there was a change to the number of balls drawn during each Oz Lotto draw. Following the game changes, there is now 7 Winning Numbers drawn from a barrel of 47 balls, instead of 45 balls.

An additional Supplementary Number is also drawn, increasing the number of supplementaries from 2 to 3. This creates more winning combinations and improves the chance of winning any prize.

Prize Boost Events

Keep an eye out for Prize Boost events where if you win, you could win big! The Prize Boost will apply to Divisions 2 to 7 (excludes Division 1) and will happen regardless of whether Division 1 is won or not and will increase the prize amount you’d win in a normal draw. Visist our Prize Boost page for more details and when they are announced!

Learn more.

Game Odds

The chance of winning a Division 1 prize has changed from 1 in 45,379,620 to 1 in 62,891,499. This change improves the chance of Oz Lotto delivering more large jackpots. See the table below for changes to chance of winning for each division.

Prize Division Previous Chance of Winning
(based on 1 standard game)
New Chance of Winning 
(based on 1 standard game)
Division 1 45,379,620 62,891,499
Division 2 3,241,401 2,994,834
Division 3 180,078 242,825
Division 4 29,602 26,271
Division 5 3,430 4,497
Division 6 154 182
Division 7 87 71
Any prize 55 51

Distribution of Net Prize Pool

From Draw 1474 on Tuesday 17 May 2022 there was a change to the distribution of the net prize pool allocated to prize divisions as shown in the table below.

Prize Division Distribution of Net Prize Pool for Draws
up to and including Draw 1473
New Distribution of Net Prize Pool
effective from Draw 1474
Division 1 40.00% 40.00%
Division 2 1.70% 2.20%
Division 3 3.50% 2.60%
Division 4 1.80% 2.00%
Division 5 2.10% 1.60%
Division 6 24.00% 19.80%
Division 7 26.90% 31.80%

Updated Pricing

To help support these exciting enhancements, the price of playing Oz Lotto has increased by 10 cents per game, per entry (plus retailer commission) from Wednesday 11 May 2022.

The first draw with these exciting game enhancements will be on Tuesday 17 May 2022 (Draw 1474). Tickets for this draw went on sale from Wednesday 11 May 2022.

To help support the new exciting game enhancements, including the increased Division 1 starting offer of $3M, the increased prize amounts in Divisions 2 to 7 and also the improved odds of winning any prize from 1 in 55 to 1 in 51, the price of playing Oz Lotto  increased by 10 cents per game, per entry (plus retailer commission).

Entries into the new game went on sale from Wednesday 11 May 2022. The first draw takes place on Tuesday 17 May 2022 (draw 1474).

No, there is no change to the minimum number of games you can play in Oz Lotto. This has remained at 1 standard game, so you can still buy your favourite entry type!

Yes, along with the price increase, some entry types also changed. Please refer to the table below for some popular entries:

6 Games
9 Games
12 Games
18 Games
25 Games
36 Games
50 Games

Please note: a 6 game Mini QuickPick was introduced and the 24 game Mega QuickPick was replaced by a new 25 game Mega QuickPick.

The changes do not immediately impact your favourite numbers as we added two additional balls to the barrel (numbers 46 and 47). You can update your favourite Oz Lotto numbers in-store or online.

Yes, if you had a 24 Game QuickPick subscription, you were automatically upgraded to a 25 Game QuickPick on Tuesday 17 May 2022.

If you would like to pause, edit or delete your subscription at any time you can do so here

Tickets into the new Oz Lotto were available to purchase from Wednesday 11 May 2022.

The price of all other lottery games remain unchanged.

For more information, speak to your retailer or click here.