If you find yourself in beautiful South Australia and you’re looking to test lady luck, the good news is that there are many different lotteries to play across the state. South Australian Lotteries (SA Lotteries) is the lottery company that operates and organises all of the lottery games in the state, having been established back in 1965 after a public referendum: there’s no way the people were going to turn down a chance to play the lottery. Hosted by the Tatts Group, SA Lotteries offers South Australian residents eight different lottery games, including the state’s own version of Keno. Let’s take a deeper look at SA Lotteries, as well as each game.
About SA Lotteries
The license to operate lotteries in South Australia is actually wholly owned by the South Australian government, which in turn appoints the Tatts Group Pty Ltd as the license holder for organising and managing lotteries across the state.
A referendum was held and passed in November 1965, which opened the door for a new lottery organisation, with the first ticket going on sale to the public on March 15, 1967. Tatts Group wonder a 2012 tender to remain as primary license holder, granted for a period of 40 years. The government, however, still has primary oversight over SA Lotteries, which is managed by Tatts Group.
Where to play the lottery in South Australia
There are two ways to play the lottery in South Australia: either by creating an account online at a lotto sites like OzLotteries.com, or by visiting one of the retailers that are part of either the Australian Hotels Association, the Australian Newsagents’ Federation, and Clubs SA. There are more than 400 registered lottery retailers across South Australia. To play online, simply visit here via out links and create an account: it’s a very easy and streamlined process.
The benefit of playing online is that you can check the status of a ticket and have it automatically tell you if you have won, ridding the need to have to check each number and visit a retailer to see if you have won. Some people enjoy the process of visiting an outlet to play the lottery, while others prefer the convenience of playing online. Both have their benefits, and both offer easy processes to play.
SA Lotteries lotto for South Australian residents
The following national lotteries are hosted by SA Lotteries. To purchase tickets and get involved in some great online deals, be sure to click out links to take you through to the registration page.
- Powerball: Powerball is a game that is played across Australia every Thursday night, and is among the most popular lotto games across the country due to its high jackpots. There is a minimum Division 1 prize of $3 million every Thursday night, with jackpots often pushing up to and over $50 million.
Powerball is drawn from two barrels. In one barrel are 40 numbers, with 6 winning numbers drawn. The second barrel has 20 numbers with 1 winning number — the “Powerball” — drawn. To win the Division 1 jackpot, you must get all 6 winning numbers from the first barrel, plus the Powerball.
- Set For Life: Set For Life is a lotto game aimed at younger players. Instead of a large lump jackpot sum, which is generally offered in other lottery games, Set For Life offers players the chance to win a monthly salary of $20,000 over the next 20 years, hence the “Set For Life” name. There is a draw every day of the week, with up to four weekly winners guaranteed. You’ll need to have all eight winning numbers in order to win the $20,000. There are also small cash prizes available to players with less than eight matching numbers.
- Monday & Wednesday X Lotto: Monday and Wednesday X Lotto offers a guaranteed $1 million Division 1 prize for up to four winners with every draw. If more than four winners land the lucky winning numbers, the $4 million prize pool is divided equally between the winners. This lottery game also offers a Double Prize Money draw, held at different points throughout the year.
You choose 6 numbers from 1 to 45, with all 6 needing to be winning numbers for you to take up the Division 1 prize. The lowest Division 6 prize can be won with only 1 or 2 numbers, as well as 2 supplementary numbers in a single game.
- OZ Lotto: This lottery offers a minimum Division 1 prize pool of $2 million every Tuesday. It’s jackpotted to a ridiculous $100 million in the past. In OZ Lotto, there are 45 balls from which seven are called at random as the winning numbers. To win Division 1, you need all 7 winning numbers, while a Division 7 win will need three winning numbers as well as 1 or 2 supplementary numbers. Tickets cost as low as $1.20 for a standard one game ticket.
- Saturday X Lotto: Saturday Lotto is a bit more exciting than Monday And Wednesday Lotto due to its higher Division 1 jackpot, which starts at a minimum $4 million every Saturday. There are also Superdraws, which offer at least $20 million. During Christmas and New Years, there is a special Megadraw, which offers you the chance to win $30 million.
The winning process is the same as Monday and Wednesday Lotto: You choose 6 numbers from 1 to 45, with all 6 needing to be winning numbers for you to take up the Division 1 prize.
- Super 66: This game is drawn every Saturday night. It allows players to win up to $1 million, with a guaranteed Division 1 jackpot of $16,666. You select six numbers from zero to number, and then select the lotto game in which you’d like the drawn numbers to be counted from. You have a selection from X Lotto, Oz Lotto, Powerball or The Pools. To win Division 1 in Super 66 you must have the 6-digit Super 66 number matching the exact sequence as the numbers drawn
- The Pools: This unique game is available nationally and is designed just for lovers of the beautiful game of soccer. The Pools are determined by the actual results of soccer matches. There are 38 matches chosen each week from matches played in Australia and Europe. To play The Pools, you have to select six teams you think will end up with the highest scores for the round. The actual results of these matches determine the lottery numbers for that week, with the seventh highest scoring game being the supplementary numbers.
- Keno: Keno is a popular game played across Australia. It’s played every 3.5 minutes, with 20 numbers draw at random, generated from a possible 80. Each draw has a minimum prize pool of $1 million.
There are a number of different ways to play Keno. You can choose how many numbers you want to play, with the figuring determine the “Spot”, with Spot 1 being one number, and Spot 10 being 10 numbers. If your selected numbers appear in the 20 numbers drawn, you’ll win, with the higher the Spot, the greater the prize. Getting all 10 numbers in a Spot 10 nets a minimum $1 million.
- Instant Scratchies: These scratch-and-win games are sold under the moniker “Scratch-Its”. Prices vary from as little as $1 up to $10. There are many different themes and games available, with prizes also varying from as low as $2 up to $1 million windfalls.
Playing in a Syndicate
You can increase your chances of winning the lottery in South Australia by playing with a syndicate. These are when a group of family or friends pool their money together to play a larger and more expensive entry, therefore increasing their chances of winning. Registered syndicates will have all winning games divided equally across each registered individual.
Most common lotto numbers in South Australia
Regardless of what anyone may tell you, there is nothing a player can do to predict or influence the outcome of a lottery game. However, some players have pretty strict beliefs about what they consider to be a lucky lottery number and many hopeful players believe there are strategies you can use to increase your chances of winning. Check out some of the commonly believed lottery superstitions for inspiration when choosing your SA lottery numbers.