Wednesday Lotto is a nationwide syndicated lotto, also known as Gold Lotto in Queensland and X Lotto in South Australia. Along with Monday Lotto, Wednesday Lotto was the only lotto played in New South Wales until the introduction of Oz Lotto in 1994.
Wednesday Lotto is a long-standing lotto game with a guaranteed minimum Division 1 prize pool of $1 million for up to four winners each week. If there are more than four Division 1 winners, the $4 million prize will be divided equally between the winners.
The chance of winning a Division 1 prize in Wednesday Lotto is 1 in 8,145,060. The chance of winning any division prize with a single game in Wednesday Lotto is 1 in 144.
These odds improve to 1 in 12 when 12 games are played.
How to Play
A single game of Wednesday Lotto requires you to choose 6 numbers from 1 to 45.
Each Wednesday, 8 balls are drawn at random from 45 balls numbered 1 to 45. The first 6 balls are the winning numbers and the last 2 balls are the supplementary numbers. These supplementary numbers are used to determine prizes in Divisions 2, 5 and 6.
Each standard game of Wednesday Lotto costs $0.70.
Entries close on Wednesdays at 7:25pm AEST/8:25pm AEDT.
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 in any order.
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 1 or 2 supplementary numbers|
|Division 3||Any 5 main winning numbers|
|Division 4||Any 4 main winning numbers|
|Division 5||Any 3 main winning numbers 1 or 2 supplementary numbers|
|Division 6||Any 1 or 2 main winning numbers and both supplementary numbers|
Wednesday Lotto Games
A standard game refers to each standard line of numbers you select for each lotto game. Each standard game of 6 numbers offers you a chance of winning one prize. You also have the ability to select your own numbers or QuickPick (auto-fill) each game.
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.