Oz Lotto’s turning 30 and you’re invited to the party! To celebrate three decades of Australia’s first national jackpotting game we’ve got some of the most memorable moments from Aussie winners, plus the latest tips and trends to get you set for some birthday fun.

As the game hits the big three-oh milestone, Oz Lotto’s proving that you’re never too old to live life to the fullest, embrace the adventure, and enjoy the wins as they come. 

Since 1994 the game has been a staple fave in our lottery line-up, creating new multi-millionaires right across the country. In 2023 alone, there were 16 division one wins that shared in more than $330 million in prize money. 

From Burnie to Taree and Findon to Gladstone, everyday Australians have had their dreams become a reality. And while we love to surprise new winners with the epic news they snagged the jackpot, just as often it’s our winners who end up surprising us! 

Oz Lotto’s memorable wins

As 2023 was winding down, Oz Lotto made sure the year finished with a bang by serving up a $90 million jackpot prize on Boxing Day. Three players shared the epic prize, scoring $32 million each. However, one of the winners, a man from Fairfield, needed a fair bit of convincing before his win started to sink in. 

“You’re not tricking me, are you?” he questioned.

“I thought I’d be working the rest of my life but now I’ll be able to start my very own business and hopefully retire a lot earlier than I thought!”

Throwing back to March 2019, another jackpot prize was shared by three winning entries — but the result of the $70 million draw had us doing a double take when one lucky player held two of the entries.

The hardworking St Albans man had purchased one marked entry, and then bought a second entry using the same numbers because he couldn't quite remember if he had secured his ticket into the draw.

“I play every week. I have always marked my entries but I have never chosen the numbers on anything in particular. They weren’t special before, but they are now,” he laughed when we confirmed his prize.

In 2018 a construction worker in his 20s got the thrill of a lifetime when we broke the news he’d scored a $10 million jackpot prize. 

“I don’t think my family will believe me when I tell them. I am a bit of a jokester, so I’ll have to try and convince them,” he said.

His shocked reaction still makes us crack a smile. Check out his winning call in the video below. 



How would winning Oz Lotto make your dreams come true?

Just in time for Oz Lotto’s 30th birthday, there’s the chance to win an incredible $30 MILLION on Tuesday night (draw 1566). Check out some our latest quick facts and trends ahead of this week’s birthday draw.

Winning entry types 

If you're looking for some quick fun, then we've got good news. Of the 16 Oz Lotto division one winning entries in 2023, 15 were QuickPicks where the numbers on the ticket were randomly generated. 

However, we often hear of lottery winners who have won a major prize by marking their special numbers. It will be interesting to see if the trend of winning QuickPicks continues as Oz Lotto enters its third decade. 

Hot and cold numbers 

Every number in an Oz Lotto draw has an equal chance of being drawn, but over time we do see some numbers appear more frequently than others. 

The current ‘hot’ numbers for Oz Lotto are: 21, 47,5, 19

Meanwhile, the ‘cold’ numbers, or the numbers that have been drawn least frequently are: 2, 45, 26, 15

Ready to play? 

Oz Lotto’s already put three decades of wins to its name, and we can’t wait to see who else will get to enjoy an incredible multi-million dollar prize. 

If one winner takes out the entire $30 million prize on Tuesday night, they could build a 750km line out of $1 coins – more than the distance driving from the Gold Coast to Newscastle!  

That’s a lot of cash, a lot of fun, and a lot of dreams you could make come true. 

Don’t miss your chance to join the party. Grab your Oz Lotto ticket today!