Online Lottery 2018
Thanks to a wealth of online lottery options accessible 24/7, Australians can now play their lucky numbers anytime they choose to. The smart phone boom has also encouraged most online lottery sites in Australia to offer lottery access via mobile, either as a downloadable app or via the smart phone’s web browser.
So players not only have the chance to play a lottery seven days a week, at whatever time is convenient to them, but they can also buy their lottery tickets from practically any location, as long as they have a 3G or 4G connection. Although each different lottery is separately licensed and regulated by the laws of its home state, mobile lottery sites make these games available to all Australians, countrywide. MobileLottoAustralia.com.au is a site dedicated to teaching Australia everything it needs to know about the lotteries available, and how each one works. It’s a one-stop mine of useful information.
Some Truly Massive Jackpots
There are several dominant players in the Australian online lottery industry, but by far the largest is the Tatts Group Limited. In the Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania, it operates as the Tatts brand, but the group also runs Queensland’s Golden Casket Lottery Corporation, News South Wales Lotteries in NSW and ACT, and South Australia Lotteries in South Australia. Tatts runs a weekly Saturday-night national draw for the Saturday Lotto, marketed as Tattslotto in the Northern Territory, Tasmania, Victoria and ACT, Gold Lotto in Queensland, X Lotto in South Australia, and plain Saturday Lotto or Lotto in NSW and Western Australia.
The first-division jackpot is around AU$4-million each week, with six or seven AU$20-million “Superdraws” per year, and “Megadraws” around Christmas with jackpots as high at AU$30-million. Tatts also presides over the Monday and Wednesday Lotto, the nationwide version of a lottery that began in NSW. Its usual first-division jackpot is AU$1-million, which rises to AU$5-million on occasional Monday night “Superdraws”.
Oz Lotto is a Tuesday-night national lottery run by the Tatts Group, which currently holds the record for the largest lotto jackpot paid in Australian history: in 2012, four winners shared a first-division pool of more than AU$111-million. Tatts’ Thursday-night Powerball lottery, in which players have to match all six numbers plus a seventh number drawn from a separate drum to win the first-division jackpot, delivered a payout of AU$80-million in 2009.
Online Lottery Options
The online lottery games mentioned above are only a sample of what’s available; players have many more options. The Saturday night Set For Life Lottery run by Tatts, for example, pays the first-division winner AU$20,000 per month for 20 years. Tatts’ Lucky Lotteries, on the other hand, can theoretically score players a jackpot win on any day of the week, as the lucky numbers are drawn whenever the full complement of tickets has been sold. And Tatts is just one of the companies operation online lotteries in Australia; others include Jumbo Interactive (aka Ozlotteries), Intralot Australia, Netlotto and Lotterywest, which runs lotteries in Western Australia. You can learn more about various Australian online lottery offerings right here and before long, you could be winning big all from your mobile phone.