OZ Lotto

screenshot_1What is Oz Lotto?

This lotto is considered a “national lottery game”, which is held on Tuesday nights and administered by Tattersall’s. Oz Lotteries started on February 26, 1994, uphold as the 1st national lotto game when “New South Wales” was not part of the Saturday Lotto yet. The game price is $1.20.

History of Oz Lotto

Generally, Oz Lottery is similar to Saturday Lotto that requires 6 numbers to be selected out of 45. On October 18, 2005, the 7th number started to be drawn greatly widening the winning divisions. As a result, Oz lotto branding changed in several states to emphasize the 7th ball including new games like Super 7’s, and Queensland 7 Oz Lotto. The game guarantees one prize pool of minimum $2 million; currently, it holds the biggest Australian lotto grand prize. Oz lotto results originally guarantee $100 million. There are 4 winners who shared Division One pool of almost $111,972 last November 2012.

Basic Information about Oz Lotto

To play the game, you have to be at least 18 years old. Tickets can be purchased at any newsagent’s, a licensed retailer or a participating store. Those individuals who prefer online game can play through 3rd party websites licensed by Australian government or your state operator site. If you happen to lose your ticket or it is stolen, make sure to report it immediately to your state lottery operator to have it recorded. If you register the ticket elsewhere, they can blocked your ticket to prevent other individuals from claiming the prize if it’s winning.

But if you have not registered it, you must submit an “official claim form”. Unfortunately, there is no assurance that this method will work; this is actually the main reason why many people prefer playing Oz lotto online. Since online does not require a ticket, you have nothing to loose. You will receive a notification about your winning and have money automatically credited.

Winning Jackpot in Oz Lotto

This type of lottery guarantee a minimum jackpot prize of $2 million (AUD), but it frequently rises up to $50 million (AUD). The odds are 1 to 45,379,620. The jackpot has a total of 7 prize divisions. To know if you have won the price, simply check the result page. You will see the latest winning numbers along with the past results archive. You are given a maximum of 6 months to collect the prize. If you fail to collect within the period stated, money will be automatically donated for charity. It’s best to check official claiming period to have more accurate information. When it comes to taxes, you don’t have to worry. But if you’re an Australian expatriate who is playing abroad through 3rd party operators, that’s the time you will be subject to resident country tax laws.

Oz Lotto draws take place every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. (AEST) or 9:30 p.m. (AEDT). Closing time differs from state-to-state. If you’re not sure, simply check it with your official operator. It runs on Channel 7. Check local TV listing since the schedule may change.