Saturday Lotto


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The Tattersals Company, which is responsible for all lottery games in Australia also runs a popular national game called the Saturday Lotto. Alternative referred to as the Tattslotto or Gold Lotto, the game is the third national lottery game offered by the company, which has been in the business of providing lottery games to the Australian public since 1895. As the name implies, the game is played once a week on Saturday and is a traditional style lottery game.

Game Type

As noted above, the Saturday Lottery is a traditional style lottery game in which you pick 6 numbers out of a possible pool of 45 choices. There are also two bonus numbers, similar to those picked for the Powerball game offered by the Tattersals company, however those numbers are used for secondary prizes. Winning the jackpot only requires that you match the 6 basic numbers of the game.

Progressive Jackpot

The Saturday Lotto game also features a progressive jackpot. This means that the jackpot, which starts out at AUS$4,000,000, increases each week if there is no winner. Effectively, this means that the chances of winning a much bigger payout are quite large.

How to Play

As with virtually all modern lottery games, the Australian Saturday Lotto game offers a quick pick feature known as SlikPik for the game, freeing you from the need to choose your own numbers for the game. Of course, if you prefer to choose your own numbers, that is possible as well. Tickets for the game are sold through lottery outlets all over Australia and are also available for purchase online from a number of specialty websites which sell international lottery tickets.

The only legal restrictions on purchase of the tickets are that one must be over 16 or 18 years of age to play, depending on which Australian state the game is played in. Those purchasing via the Internet generally will need to be over 18 years of age in order to participate and should check if local laws in their country of origin affect purchasing such tickets.

Odds of Winning

The odds of winning the jackpot in the Australian Saturday Lotto game are 1 in 8,140,000 while the second prize odds are 1 in 678,755. The third prize odds are 1 in 36,690 and the fourth prize odds are 1 in 733. Fifth prize odds of winning are 1 in 211

The largest jackpot ever won in the Australian Saturday Lotto game was AUS$ 15,000,000, won in November 1996.  

Game information
Game type 6/45
Schedule Sat 8:45 pm
Jackpot type Cash
Cash option lump sum
Taxes no taxes
Participating Australia
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