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Australian Lotto Bloc
Australia’s top lottery companies belong to a group known as the “Australian Lotto Bloc”. While the games available remain the same, they are often branded by different names depending on who the state’s regional operator is. Such lotteries include Tatts Lotto, Oz Lotto, Gold Lotto, X Lotto, Monday and Wednesday Lotto, Saturday Lotto and Australian Powerball.
Cold number theory is a belief that numbers which have not been drawn for some time are "cold numbers" and, although there is no correlation between the results of one draw and another, its proponents believe these numbers are therefore "due" to be drawn in future.
This function allows you to restrict the amount that you invest daily, weekly or monthly to bet on the lottery!
The DoubleJackpot feature is a special option provided by Lottoland that allows players to go for twice the official lottery jackpot. So, for instance, if the official draw is $10 million and the Double Jackpot is activated, the jackpot prize at Lottoland will be $20 million. The prizes for all other divisions will remain the same. The price of the game will be doubled when the DoubleJackpot feature is activated. For more info see Double Jackpots.
At each draw, the winning numbers are determined. As a rule, the draw is broadcast live or recorded and shown live on TV and on the Internet.
Draw Closing Time
The last moment at which you may purchase a bet for an upcoming draw.
If no player is able to match all the correct numbers for a lottery draw, then the winnings 'roll-over' into the next draw.
The NumberShield feature is a special option provided by Lottoland that protects a specific set of numbers in the event of a jackpot win for one player. If this feature is activated the entire jackpot in division 1 will be won by a player who chose this option, even if other players chose the same numbers. Only one player can select the NumberShield feature for a specific set of numbers. If another player has already shielded a specific set of numbers no other player will be able to shield the same numbers for the respective draw. NumberShield can be chosen for a particular game field or complete bet slip and will occur an additional cost added to the bet price. NumberShield and DoubleJackpot cannot be selected on the same bet slip. For more info also see NumberShield.
Prize levels are determined based on the number of matches between a bet and the lottery numbers drawn. The actual amounts at each prize level are determined using a totalizer principle, which are then split amongst all players in a particular income class.
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Quicky / Quickies
The Quickies (Quicky +1) function allows for a lightning-quick selection of numbers for an upcoming draw, using a random selection. Of course, you may still amend the random selection before purchasing your bet.
The Renewal Period specifies how often the charges for a subscription are deducted from your account, or alternate payment method.
Saturday Lotto Megadraw
A special event (usually held just once a year on the first Saturday after Christmas) where the jackpot is raised to $30 million AUD or more. Further information on past and upcoming events can be found on our Saturday Lotto Megadraw page.
Saturday Lotto Superdraw
Special jackpot events held several times throughout the year whereby the jackpot is raised to $20 million AUD or higher. For further information, including information on upcoming Superdraw dates, see our Saturday Lotto Superdraw page.
With the self-exclusion option, you can suspend your account with immediate effect for 6 months, or delete your account permanently.
From time to time Lottoland offers jackpots that are higher than the official jackpots – that's what we call a Special Jackpot, only available at Lottoland. For more information refer to Special Jackpots Explained.
A system bet is an extension of the normal bet, allowing you to pick additional numbers for a draw. As a result, more combinations are generated, increasing your chances of winning, with little additional effort! For more information also see System Bets.
The Term specifies the time period for which a lottery bet is automatically entered into all selected draws.
The ratio indicates the amount of money that is available for each division of winnings for a lottery. This figure is recalculated for each draw and depends on the total contribution from all players.