The very Australian history of Lucky Lotteries
You might’ve heard of Lucky Lotteries - the distinctive raffle-style lottery game that guarantees over 10,000 winners in every draw!
Unlike our other lottery games, you don’t have to share your winnings as each number in the draw is unique!
If you love Lucky Lotteries because it’s a one-of-a-kind lottery game, then you’ll also love the quirky story behind how the game came to life.
It was the year 1931, and Australian aviator Guy Menzies flew the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight. The two ends of the Sydney Harbour Bridge were joined in the middle and James Scullin was the Australian Prime Minister.
It was also the memorable year that the first State Lottery was drawn on 20 August – making Australian lottery history!
You may wonder why we’re bringing up the State Lottery - well, that’s the name Lucky Lotteries was given at its first inception.
It was only offered to New South Wales players at the time, costing them
five shillings and three pence each and the first prize was $10,000.
The first lottery tickets were originally used to help fund New South Wales hospitals and 26 years later, it went onto fund Sydney’s most well-known icon, the Sydney Opera House, christening the name, Opera House Lottery!
The Opera House Lottery successfully ran for more than two decades, raising enough money for the entire construction of the Opera House.
New South Wales residents loved the game so much that it continued its legacy under the new name of Lucky Lotteries, with two variations – Super Jackpot and Mega Jackpot – administered by New South Wales Lotteries and joining other state and jurisdictions later on.
Since then, hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of 1st Prizes and Jackpot prizes have been won as the game expanded across The Lott’s jurisdictions.
Both Super and Mega Jackpots aren’t shy of hitting massive multi-million-dollar jackpots.
The record for the biggest Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize was set in 2022 when an Anna Bay mum took home $33,040,000 prize.
Meanwhile, a Chatswood dad enjoyed Mega Jackpot’s biggest ever prize in 2019 – a whopping $96,040,000 windfall – like the cat that got the cream!
Currently Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot is offering players over $2 million and Mega Jackpot is sitting over a ‘purr-fect’ $5 million!
We’re so excited to continue breaking records for Lucky Lotteries and we can’t wait to see who our next Lucky Lotteries winners will be!