On Saturday 23 June 2018, The Pools was withdrawn from the Australian Lottery Market.
The Pools was Australia's only lottery based on the outcome of soccer matches played across Europe and Australia.
The 6 highest scoring drawn soccer matches determined the 6 winning numbers, with the 7th highest drawn match determining the supplementary number.
The Pools offered a Division 1 prize pool starting at an estimated $60,000. To win the Division 1 prize, players needed to match all 6 winning numbers within a single game. If there were no Division 1 prize winners, the prize pool jackpotted to the next draw.
The Pools draw closed every Saturday at 2:30pm AEST during the Australian Soccer season, and at 7:30pm AEST during the European Soccer season. The winning numbers and prize dividends were available the following Monday.
To win The Pools you didn't need to be a soccer expert! The Pools offered a Division 1 prize pool starting at an estimated $60,000 and jackpotted to over $1 Million! Winning numbers were determined by the highest scoring drawn soccer matches.
In total there were 5 prize divisions. You could win a prize with as little as 3 winning numbers plus 1 supplementary number in a game. To win The Pools top prize, you needed to match all 6 winning numbers from the 6 highest scoring drawn soccer matches. If there were no Division 1 prize winners, the prize pool jackpoted to the next draw.
Match results were ranked as follows:
If 2 or more matches were ranked equally, the match with the higher Match List number ranked higher.
1. The first step to playing The Pools was deciding if you want to play a QuickPick or a Marked Entry.
2. Once you decided which way to play, you could add more to your entry in The Pools for more chances to win!
3. You could also choose how long you wanted to play for.
As The Pools had 5 prize divisions, the winning combinations and odds of winning each prize division of The Pools (based on 1 standard game) are shown below.
There are a number of ways you could have increased your chances of winning The Pools:
2. Pool your money and play as a group in a Syndicate. Syndicates help you to buy larger entries that have greater chance of winning.
You could claim your prize in The Pools prize online or in-store depending on the prize amount and where you purchased your ticket.
Check out our Claiming Prizes page for more information on how to claim prizes.