While Tasmania is isolated it definitely isn’t lacking in luck. In 2014, $7.5 million worth of TattsLotto Division 1 prizes were won by players located on the remote island state. Since Tassies are so lucky, we take a look at the various lotteries available in Tasmania and where you can purchase your tickets.
About Tasmanian Lotto
Up until February 2015, Intralot had a Category 2 Public Lottery Licence in Tasmania (and Victoria) but chose to withdraw their involvement in public lotteries in these states. As a result, the Tatts Group are the sole provider of lotteries in Tasmania.
Tasmanian players fall under the Tatts brand, along with Victoria and NT in Australia, while NSW players fall under the NSW Lotteries brand, QLD players fall under the Golden Casket brand, and SA players fall under the SA Lotteries brand, all owned by the Tatts Group.
They offer features such as QuickPick, where a computer picks the numbers randomly, System Entries, where you cover multiple number combinations, and more in their lottos.
We detail the available lotteries in Tasmania below.
Monday & Wednesday Lotto in Tasmania
Every Monday and Wednesday, Tasmanian players can participate in the two lotteries that are only available to TAS, VIC, and NT residents. These have a minimum prize draw of $1 million.
Players are required to pick six numbers from 45 and how many games they want to play, with a minimum of four and a maximum of 50. The minimum cost is $2.40 and the maximum cost is $30.05.
There are six prize divisions, and players need to match all six numbers to win the Division 1 prize.
TattsLotto in Tasmania
TattsLotto runs every Saturday in Tasmania, though it is connected throughout Australia by the Tatts Group and has a minimum Division 1 prize of $4 million. While it is available everywhere in Australia, it can fall under different names in different states.
Players pick six numbers from 45 per game, and choose how many games they want to play from a minimum of four to a maximum of 50. The minimum cost is $2.85, while the maximum cost is $35.50.
There are six prize divisions and players need to match the six numbers drawn to win the Division 1 prize.
Oz Lotto runs every Tuesday night under the same name in every state, as it is a nationwide lottery. The minimum Division 1 prize pool is $2 million.
Players are required to pick seven numbers out of 45, and the amount of games they wish to play with the minimum being just one game and the maximum being 50. The minimum cost is $1. 20, while the maximum is $60.10.
There are seven prize divisions and to win the main Division prize players need to match all seven numbers.
Powerball in Tasmania
Powerball runs every Thursday night and has the same name in every state as it is a nationwide lottery. The minimum Division 1 prize is $3 million.
Players pick six numbers out of 40 for the standard numbers and then one number out of 20 for the Powerball. Players can pick from a minimum of four games, to a maximum of 50. The minimum cost is $3.70 while the maximum is $46.45.
An additional feature, only available in the Powerball lottery, known as the ‘PowerHit’ allows you to pay extra to pick every number out of 20 so you are guaranteed the Powerball. You can add it to a single game, or all of your games you have purchased with the minimum cost of $3.70 for one game, while the maximum is $883.55 to add it on to all 50 games (it will cost more once you include the number of standard games you play).
There are eight available prize divisions and to win the Division 1 prize, players need to match all six numbers and the Powerball.
The Lucky Lotteries includes two lotteries that are drawn when all the tickets have been purchased with just one winner of each draw, meaning they don’t have to share the prize pool with anyone.
The two lotteries, the Super Jackpot and the Mega Jackpot, are known as the $2 and $5 jackpots, respectively.
The minimum cost for one ticket for the super jackpot is $2.20, while the maximum 10 tickets is $22; and the minimum cost for the Mega Jackpot is $5.50, while the maximum 10 tickets is $55.
Once all the tickets are sold for each jackpot a winner is drawn and receives the entire prize pool of the respective lottery.
A unique lottery variant available nationwide, that is called The Pools in Tasmania, VIC and NT, though it can go by different names in other states, and runs every Saturday.
Based on soccer matches played around the world and in Australia, players pick six numbers out of 38 from a list of numbers that is associated with each match.
The minimum games players can opt to play is four, costing $2.20, while the maximum is 50, costing $27.35.
The six numbers are determined by how they rank in association to their match list number. For example, if a team had a draw they will place first and their number will be the first of six numbers for that week, as draws rank the highest. A team that loses a home game, on the other hand, is the lowest ranking number and therefore may not make it to the six highest winning matches.
There are five division prizes and to win the main division prize players need to match the six winning numbers.
Super 66 is an add on lottery feature, which is played everywhere in Australia except for NSW.
Players can add it to their Monday and Wednesday Lotto, TattsLotto, Oz Lotto, Powerball, and/or The Pools games simply buy marking the form or buying it online.
Six numbers are randomly generated and added onto your games to give you more chances at winning, with players able to pick from one up to 12 games, costing a minimum of $1.10 and maximum of $13.30.
There are five division prizes and players need to match all six numbers in the exact order they are drawn with that lottery, to win the main Division 1 prize of Super 66.
Set for Life
Set for Life is a new release by the Tatts Group, available all around Australia, including Tasmania. Players can win $20,000 a month for 20 years.
Players can pick to play the minimum amount of games, which is two, or the maximum, which is 50, and they can pick to play for just one week (seven draws) or up to 10 weeks (70 draws). The minimum cost is $8.40 (two games for one week), while the maximum is $2104 (50 games for 10 weeks).
There are eight prizes on offer, but to win the $20,000 a month for 20 years players need to match eight numbers correctly.
There are an array of Instant Scratch-Its Tasmanian players can from their nearest outlet.
Interestingly, Tasmania players can purchase QLD’s Golden Casket Instant Scratch-Its as they sought to sell these outside of QLD in 2008.