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.
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.