06 April 2017

They Come from a Land Down Under

Australian Lotto Statistics

Say Australia to anyone in the world and they instantly think of beaches, the Sydney Opera House, the Ashes and of course our impressive collection of exceptionally lethal spiders, snakes and jellyfish. Aside from being home to a million different things that will kill you, Australia also has amazing lotteries, which can of course be bet on here at Lottoland. So, put a few more shrimps on the barbie and flick that redback off your leg for a stats check on Australia's best lottos.

Australian Lotto Statistics

Australians love the lottery, and I mean really love it. When we made America's $1.5 billion jackpot available to Aussie punters (the first time ever by the way) over 100,000 signed up in the space of a few hours!

Unsurprisingly for a nation of lotto lovers, we have a fair few of our own.

Depending on the state or territory you live in, Australian lotteries run under different names and are organised by different operators.

Luckily, at Lottoland we've made it nice and simple! Five Australian lotteries, which can all be bet on wherever you are, including the Oz Lotto and the Australian Powerball!

Now for the stats break down.

 

Australian Lotto Statistics

Lotto

Jackpot
Odds

Minimum
Jackpot

Prize
Divisions

Odds of Winning
Any Prize

Cost Per
Game

Mon & Wed Lotto

1 : 8,145,060

$1,000,000

6

1 in 144

$0.60

Saturday Lotto

1 : 8,145,060

$4,000,000

6

1 in 144

$0.70

Tuesday Lotto

1 : 45,379,620

$2,000,000

7

1 in 87

$1.20

Thursday Lotto

1 : 76,767,600

$3,000,000

8

1 in 110

$0.90

 

 

Both the Mon & Wed Lotto and the Saturday Lotto are 6/45 draws, meaning 6 matching numbers will win you the jackpot. They cost just $0.60 and $0.70 to play at Lottoland, and the jackpot odds of 1 in 8,145,060 are even better than the Irish Lotto's, which are 1 in 10,737,573.

 

What Is Australia's Biggest Jackpot?

It's no secret that low jackpot odds mean lower jackpots, and that's why the Monday & Wednesday Lotto and the Saturday Lotto don't generate many headline grabbing prizes.

So which Australian lotto does?

The Oz Lotto, a 7/45 draw, is the Australian lotto with the biggest jackpots. With a bet at Lottoland costing $1.20, and one draw per week, the top division prize is often around $20 million. It also holds the record for the biggest jackpot in Australian history, $111,972,151. 

 

Don't Forget Australian Powerball!

With Oz Lotto the undisputed king of big jackpots, and the Monday & Wednesday and Saturday Lottos providing a low odds jackpot, where does the Australian Powerball fit in all this?

Costing just $0.90 to bet with Lottoland, but with smaller jackpots than the Oz Lotto, it sits between the Monday & Wednesday and Saturday Lottos and the Oz Lotto in terms of jackpot winnings.

Where it stands out is the other prize divisions. With 8 on offer, including a generous second prize division, the Australian Powerball gives players more ways to win than any other Australian lottery.

Of course Australian Powerball isn't on the same scale as the US Powerball but it offers punters a great low cost alternative.

With the weekend fast approaching, what better way than to celebrate with a bet on the Saturday Lotto? With a minimum estimated jackpot of $4 million, and entry costing $0.70 per game, it's a great chance to win big, for less!

 

Australia's Luckiest Numbers

Looking for more statistics about Australian Lotteries? Check our article about Australian Lottery numbers and find out which numbers were the most and least frequent drawn!