The Pools (also known as Football Pools) is a nationwide lotto with a guaranteed Division 1 prize pool of $75,000 and frequent jackpots! The Pools is based on Australian and European football (soccer) matches.
You don't need to know anything about soccer though - it can be played just like a normal lotto game.
The chance of winning a Division 1 prize in The Pools is 1 in 2,760,681. The chance of winning any division prize with a single game in The Pools is 1 in 297.
These odds improve to 1 in 25 when 12 games are played.
How to Play
The Pools is a nationwide lotto with a guaranteed Division 1 prize pool of $75,000 and frequent jackpots! The Pools is based on Australian and European football (soccer) matches. You don't need to know anything about Soccer though - it can be played just like a normal lotto game.
A single game of The Pools requires you to choose 6 numbers from 1 to 38.
Each week, 38 football matches are listed and each gets a number from 1 to 38. Game results give the Pools numbers. The 6 matches that result in the highest total drawn scores are the winning 6 Pools numbers. The supplementary number comes from the 7th highest scoring game.
Each Standard game costs $0.75.
Entries closing time varies depending on the soccer matches.
Results are announced on Monday after the last games are played, and the dividends are usually confirmed on Tuesday. Details of your winnings will be emailed to you following the draw.
How to Win
To win Division 1 you need to match your 6 chosen numbers in a single game with the 6 winning numbers from the draw.
The Pools offers 5 'divisions' or levels of prizes.
Winning combinations for all Divisions are shown below. For each game line only the highest division will be paid out.
|Division 1||All 6 main winning numbers|
|Division 2||Any 5 main winning numbers and the supplementary number|
|Division 3||Any 5 main winning numbers|
|Division 4||Any 4 main winning numbers|
|Division 5||Any 3 main winning numbers and the supplementary number|
The Pools Games
A standard game refers to each standard line of numbers you select for a lotto game. Each standard game you play offers you an equal chance of winning a prize.
A system allows you to play more numbers than a standard entry providing you with an entry covering every combination of the numbers you have chosen. This type of entry allows players to increase their chances of winning a prize by playing a wider range of number combinations.
A Super Combo entry lets you play more number combinations than a standard game entry, but does not cover all possible number combinations of a selected set of numbers like a System entry does.
Syndicates give you more chances to win by covering a greater combination of numbers and sharing the cost between the members of a group. Playing more games increases the chance of winning a prize. If the syndicate ticket wins a prize the total prize will be divided equally among all of the members of the syndicate.