What Is the Saturday Lotto?
The Saturday Lotto is one of Australia’s most popular lotteries. The first ever draw was held back in 1972. Today the lottery is played throughout Australia and known under various names in different states and territories: Saturday Lotto, Gold Lotto, TattsLotto, or just Lotto. Find articles about the Australian Saturday lottery in our Saturday Lotto Magazine.
|Draw Day||Draw Time||Jackpot Minimum||Record Jackpot||Jackpot Odds||Prize Divisions||Cost per Game|
|Sunday||8.30pm AEST/9.30pm AEDT||$4 million (estimated)||$33 million Megadraw (2006)||1 : 8,145,060||6||$0.70|
Who Can Play the Australian Saturday Lotto?
Players from Australia (excluding South Australia) can play the Saturday Lotto at Lottoland.com.au. All players at Lottoland® must be 18 years or older.
How Much Does It Cost to Play the Saturday Lotto?
Saturday Lotto costs $0.70 per standard game to play. There are no minimum games required for the Saturday Lotto. You can play one or more games. For System Bet pricing please see information below.
When Are the Saturday Lotto Winning Numbers Drawn?
The Saturday Lotto draw is held every Saturday night at 8:30PM AEST / 9:30PM AEDT.
Where Can I Find the Saturday Lotto Results & Winning Numbers?
You can find the latest as well as previous Saturday Lotto Results on our Saturday Lotto Results page.
How Do I Play the Saturday Lotto?
Playing the Saturday Lotto is easy:
- Pick six numbers from a range of 1 to 45
- The six numbers are then drawn, along with two supplementary numbers
- Prizes are determined by choosing the correct regular and supplementary numbers
- To hit the jackpot you must match all six regular numbers.
Need more help? Read our blog post: How to Play the Lottery.
How Do I Fill in My Saturday Lotto Ticket at Lottoland®?
Filling in your Saturday Lotto ticket is much the same as filling in a standard paper ticket. Each number corresponds to the numbered grid inside the main ticket area. Simply click on the numbers you wish to play with. Alternatively you can click the Quick+1 button to select a quick pick play.
If you click on more than the standard six numbers you will automatically enable a system entry, known as a System Bet. This type of play costs more but affords you a greater chance of winning by allowing you to enter more than the standard six numbers into a given draw. Please see below for more information about the Saturday Lotto System Bets.
To play simply click the Submit button. Alternatively you can choose additional Duration and Participation options if you want to set which draws you wish to take part in or play via Subscription mode. See the main Saturday Lotto page for more details – simply click on the Play Saturday Lotto button at the top left of the main page area.
What Is a Subscription?
Subscriptions remove the hassle of buying repeat lines and the fear of missing out on that big jackpot win. Our Subscription feature allows you to set up a running bet or bets on a given lottery draw. The subscription is open ended and will run for as long as you want it too. You can opt out at any time and cancel the subscription in your player account. Please find more information here: How to cancel a subscription
What Is the DoubleJackpot Feature?
The DoubleJackpot feature allows you to go for twice the official lottery jackpot. So, for instance, if the official draw is $10 million and you bet on the outcome with us and activate the DoubleJackpot feature, you will go for a jackpot of $20 million. The prizes for all other tiers will remain the same.
You will pay double the price of your normal game to activate the DoubleJackpot feature. For more information about this feature please refer to Double Jackpot Explained.
What Is the NumberShield Feature?
Don't want to share the jackpot with other winners? Our special NumberShield feature allows you to protect your numbers in the event of a jackpot win. If you activate this feature you will win the entire jackpot in division 1, 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 ticket and will occur an additional cost added to the ticket price. NumberShield and DoubleJackpot cannot be selected on the same ticket. NumberShield and DoubleJackpot cannot be selected on the same ticket. For more information see our article Never share a jackpot.
What Does "Participation: When Jackpot Is" mean?
This option allows you to only participate when the jackpot is a set amount or higher. So if you choose $7 million, you will only enter the next draw when the jackpot is at a minimum of $7 million.
What Are Superdraws?
Superdraws are special event draws where the jackpot is raised to an estimated $20 million or more. Several Superdraws are held each year. As these are big lottery events we will announce them on our Superdraw Magazine section as more details are known.
What Is the Megadraw?
The Megadraw is an annual event which takes place each year towards the end of the Christmas season. Essentially it’s an even bigger Superdraw where the jackpot is raised to an estimated $30 million or more. The last Megadraw occurred on January 2nd, 2016. Once we get confirmation as to the date of the next Megadraw we will publish it on our Megadraw Magazine section.
How Much Can I Win Playing the Saturday Lotto?
You can win anything from a few dollars (on the lowest prize division) to an estimated $4 million or more.
What Is the Biggest Saturday Lotto Jackpot of All Time?
Currently the biggest Saturday Lotto jackpot of all time is $16.3 million. While it may not be as high as other lottery jackpots it should be noted that the overall odds of hitting such a jackpot in the Saturday Lotto are much better.
What Are the Saturday Lotto Prize Divisions?
The Saturday Lotto offers six different prize divisions, the highest of which, the jackpot, is worth an estimated $4 million. The table below shows a full breakdown of prize divisions and what’s required to win them.
|Prize Division||Required To Win||% Of Prize Pool|
|Division 1||6 Winning Numbers||28%|
|Division 2||5 Winning Numbers + 1 or 2 Supplementary Numbers||3.8%|
|Division 3||5 Winning Numbers||8.2%|
|Division 4||4 Winning Numbers||12.4%|
|Division 5||3 Winning Numbers + 1 or 2 Supplementary Numbers||20.8%|
|Division 6||1 or 2 Winning Numbers + 2 Supplementary Numbers||26.8%|
What Are the Odds of Winning the Saturday Lotto?
One of the best things about the Saturday Lotto is that it offers some highly advantageous prize odds, especially compared to other major Australian lotteries. See a full breakdown on prize odds in the table below.
|Prize Division||Prize Odds|
|Division 1||1 : 8,145,060|
|Division 2||1 : 678,755|
|Division 3||1 : 36,689|
|Division 4||1 : 733|
|Division 5||1 : 297|
|Division 6||1 : 144|
|Any Prize||1 : 85|
How Much Do Saturday Lotto System Bets Cost?
|System Bet||Equivalent Standard Games||Cost|
How Do I Get My Saturday Lotto Winnings?
As a Lottoland® player you will be automatically informed of results and any winnings will be credited to the balance of your Lottoland® user account automatically. You then have the option of using these winnings to play more games, or you can withdraw the money to your bank account.
Please note that all new Lottoland® players must first verify their identity before any withdrawals can be made due to Australian Federal Government Anti-Money Laundering legislation. Refer to our help section to find more information about how to verify your identity.
Do I Pay Tax on Winnings?
Generally there is no tax to pay on lottery winnings in Australia but players are advised to check with the local tax authorities in the case of any win.
Why Should I Buy My Saturday Lotto Tickets Online from Lottoland®?
There are lots of great reasons for playing the Saturday Lotto at Lottoland®:
- No need to check the results or see if you’ve won – you’ll be notified automatically.
- Get a lot more options and special features that you won’t find anywhere else like being able to set your own participation options and/or play lottos well in advance.
- The first being sheer convenience; no more queues, no need to hold onto your ticket and/or worrying you might loose it.
Refer to our blog article for more information about the Difference between Lottoland® and State Lottery Providers.