Everything You Need To Know About Saturday Lotto
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What could make your weekend infinitely better? Winning with Saturday Lotto! The minimum Division 1 prize pool for Saturday Lotto is approximately $5 million every week. If you won a share of the millions, what would be the first thing you would do with the money? Maybe you would decide to travel the world, buy a luxury car, or finally buy the dream house you’ve always wanted! Whatever your dream, the choice is yours with Saturday Lotto!
However, before you can stand a chance to win the jackpot, you need to play the game. To make it easy for you to play Saturday Lotto, we have put together this guide to help you understand everything you need to know.
What is Saturday Lotto?
Saturday Lotto is a nationwide lotto draw held every Saturday. It’s known as TattsLotto in Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory; Saturday Lotto in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia; Gold Lotto in Queensland; and X Lotto in South Australia.
Saturday Lotto is played every Saturday, and there are a total of 8 numbers drawn. 6 balls are drawn from a barrel containing 45 balls, numbered all the way from 1 through to 45. Then, 2 supplementary numbers are drawn. In order to win Division 6, the lowest division, all you need to do is match 3 main numbers.
Saturday Lotto special events
There are times throughout the year when Saturday Lotto has special draw events. Superdraw is a regular event that offers a Division 1 prize pool of $20 million and over. Superdraw occurs around 6 times throughout the year and replaces the regular $5 million Saturday Lotto draw for that particular Saturday.
There is also the once-a-year Megadraw, the most popular annual Saturday Lotto event. Megadraw is usually held the weekend before or after the New Year holiday and has a Division 1 prize pool of $30 million or more. In just 2021 so far, the Saturday Lotto Megadraw created 15 new Aussie millionaires.
You may have also noticed that there are occasional $10 million Saturday Lotto special event draws throughout the year. These can occur at any time during the year and can be a doubled Division 1 prize pool or a $10 Million-YEAH event. The $10 Million-YEAH event replaces the usual Saturday Lotto with a $10 million Division 1 prize pool, which has the potential to create up to 10 new millionaires. If there are 11 or more winners, then the prize pool will still be equally divided amongst these winners. The game mechanics of these special events are all the same as the usual Saturday Lotto draw — that is, there are 6 main numbers and 2 supplementary numbers.
The next special event is Saturday 9 April 2022. Draw 4243 is a special $10 million draw with a doubled Division 1 prize pool!
How to play Saturday Lotto
Getting started with Saturday Lotto is easy. If you’re wondering how to play Saturday Lotto, there are several different options you can choose from, depending on your preference and your budget. Here’s how to play Saturday Lotto in 4 easy steps:
1. Decide on a Saturday Lotto entry
You can choose from a Standard entry, System entry, Lotto Party entry, Syndicate entry or a Super Combo entry. If you’re not sure which entry you’d like to play, there is more information on these different options below.
2. Select your numbers
You need to choose a total of 6 numbers. You can also choose to enter with a QuickPick, where all 6 numbers are randomly generated for you. If you match all 6 numbers, you will win Division 1.
3. Purchase your ticket
You can easily buy your Saturday Lotto ticket online or through the Oz Lotteries mobile app. To avoid missing out on your chance to win millions, make sure you enter the Saturday Lotto draw before Saturday, 7:25pm AEST/8:25pm AEDT.
4. Check your numbers to see if you’ve won
You can watch the Saturday Lotto draw on 7TWO at 8:30pm AEST/9:30pm AEDT. If you miss the draw, don’t worry — Oz Lotteries customers will receive the latest draw results straight to their inbox, and you can check the results online.
How to win Saturday Lotto
There are 6 Lotto Divisions — with the Division 1 prize pool being an estimated $5 million each week. Each Saturday, 6 main numbers are drawn randomly from a barrel of 45 numbers. Then, 2 supplementary numbers are drawn. These supplementary numbers are used to determine the prizes in Division 2 and Division 5.
In order to win Lotto Division 1, you must match all 6 main numbers. However, you only need to match 3 main numbers to win Division 6.
How supplementary numbers work in Saturday Lotto
Supplementary numbers are ‘bonus’ numbers that are selected from the main barrel after the 6 main numbers have been drawn. Supplementary numbers are used to determine prizes for Divisions 2 and 5.
For example, if you matched 5 main numbers and 1 supplementary number, this would give you a total of 6 winning numbers. However, because 1 of the winning numbers is a supplementary number, and not a main number, you would win Division 2 instead of Division 1.
Saturday Lotto divisions
Just like other lotto games, there are a number of Lotto Divisions that offer different prizes. If you’re wondering, ‘how many numbers to win in Saturday Lotto?’ then take a look at the below table to see the different combinations.
Lotto Division rules are straightforward and simple. Here’s what number combinations you need to win Saturday Lotto:
|Division 1||6 winning numbers||1:8,145,060|
|Division 2||5 winning numbers + 1 supplementary number||1:678,755|
|Division 3||5 winning numbers||1:36,690|
|Division 4||4 winning numbers||1:733|
|Division 5||3 winning numbers + 1 supplementary number||1:298|
|Division 6||3 winning numbers||1:53|
What is a Syndicate ticket?
If you’re looking to play Saturday Lotto, there are a number of different entries you can choose from. These include Syndicate entry, Standard entry, System entry, Lotto Party entry or a Super Combo entry.
One of the best ways to increase your chances of winning Lotto is by purchasing a Syndicate entry. A Syndicate is a group of people who pool their money together to play as many lotto entries as possible, and their shared ticket is called a Syndicate ticket. The cost of the ticket is split up between the players, which gives you more chances to win for less. A Syndicate ticket is made up of 10 shares, and you can buy 1 or more Syndicate shares. If the syndicate wins, the prizes are shared among the syndicate shareholders.
If you want to play a Syndicate ticket, then there’s no need to worry about finding 10 other people to join your Syndicate. Oz Lotteries will take care of this for you, and will also divide up all the costs and winnings among the Syndicate shareholders. It’s a simple, affordable way to increase your chances of winning Saturday Lotto.
What is a System ticket?
A System ticket allows you to pick more than just the standard 6 numbers for each lotto game. For example, a ‘System 7’ allows you to pick 7 numbers, while a ‘System 8’ allows you to pick 8 numbers, and so on. The highest amount of numbers you can pick is 20 which is a ‘System 20’.
So, how does a System ticket work? When you play a System ticket, your entry is equivalent to playing every possible 6-number combination from your selected numbers. This means that if you played a System 8 ticket, which has 28 possible combinations, your entry is equivalent to playing all 28 possible combinations of 6 numbers from your 8 selections. By playing more numbers, you have a higher chance of winning.
What is a Super Combo ticket?
Similar to a System entry, a Super Combo entry lets you enter more number combinations than a standard game entry. However, it also lets you play as many games as you like. This allows you to fully customise your Lotto game.
With a Super Combo entry, you can select between 10 and 45 numbers. You then choose how many games you want to play, the minimum being 10 games and the maximum being 200 games. Your chosen numbers are then randomly combined across your selected amount of games.
What is a Lotto Party ticket?
A Lotto Party entry is similar to a Syndicate entry, except that you get to choose who joins your group. The Lotto Party ticket is all organised through the Oz Lotteries app or website, making it simple and convenient for people to join your Lotto Party and pay their share of the ticket. The more people who join your Lotto Party, the larger the amount of the ticket. Plus, there’s no limit on how many people can join your Lotto Party!
When is Saturday Lotto drawn?
Saturday Lotto entries close at 7:25pm AEST/8:25pm AEDT every Saturday and the numbers are drawn at 8:30pm AEST/9:30pm AEDT.
Where can I watch the Saturday Lotto draw?
The draw results are broadcast on 7TWO around 8:30pm AEST/9:30pm AEDT. You can also live stream the draw online on the 7plus website.
Where do I buy Saturday Lotto tickets?
Saturday Lotto is drawn every Saturday at 8:30pm AEST/9:30pm AEDT. So if you want to purchase a ticket for this upcoming week’s draw, then you need to make sure you buy your ticket before the cut-off time of 7:25pm AEST/8:25pm AEDT on Saturday.
It’s easy to purchase your TattsLotto ticket online. You can purchase a ticket in this week’s Saturday Lotto from the Oz Lotteries website or from our free Oz Lotteries app. This gives you the freedom to play at home or on the go, anytime, anywhere.
How can I check my results?
If you miss the draw, don’t worry — there are plenty of other ways you can check your TattsLotto results. All Oz Lotteries customers can choose to have the latest draw results sent straight to their inbox, which means you never need to worry about missing the draw. Otherwise, you can also check your ticket or search past draws on the Oz Lotteries website or app.
How do I claim my prize?
If your numbers have been chosen in Saturday Lotto, Oz Lotteries will automatically deposit your prize into your Oz Lotteries online account the day after the draw. We pay all winnings into your account as a tax-free lump sum. Depositing your winnings via your online account makes it more convenient for you, as there is no need for you to claim your winnings in person. You can then withdraw any winnings via direct deposit, Paypal or cheque.
Make sure you enter the Saturday Lotto draw today
Now that you know how to play TattsLotto and where to get your ticket, it’s time to enter the draw! Make sure you buy your ticket before the deadline this Saturday for your chance to win a share of the prizes.