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Best lotteries to win in Australia in 2018

Australian lotteries

Imagine that you have a trip to Australia or just wish to try something new today. It’s a well-known fact that the Australian lotteries have the best winning odds in the world. Which lottery to choose? Today we will help you to find this out.

In this article we will cover the most popular Australian lotteries with the most attractive winning odds. It means that you are guaranteed to purchase a couple of lottery tickets and win.

Which Australian lottery has the best odds?

1. Monday Lotto

Monday Lotto is a national Australian lottery. Its draws are held in Monday at 10 a.m. GMT. It was first presented in the New South Wales in 1979. By 2013 it was expanded to all Australian states. It was earlier known by different names in different states of Australia, but now it’s just a “Monday Lotto”.

To win the minimum prize of this lotto, you need to match one regular ball and one or two supplementary balls. The guaranteed prize pool of this lottery is A$1 million and it can be drawn by up to four winners. If there are more than four Jackpot winners, then the prize of A$4 million will be split between all of them.

To win the Monday Lotto, you need to match six numbers.

Odds of winning any prize in Monday Lotto are 1:85.

2. Wednesday Lotto

Along with the previous lotto we’ve covered, Wednesday Lotto was the only lottery held in the New South Wales until 1994, when the Oz Lotto was introduced. Now it’s famous around the world for its winning odds and simple rules.

Wednesday Lotto has the minimum Jackpot of A$1 million, as well as Monday Lotto. It’s essentially the same with Monday Lotto, so you will get your minimum prize for matching 1 regular ball and 1 or 2 supplementary balls.

Odds of winning any prize in this lottery are also 1:85.

3. Saturday Lotto

Did you know that the Saturday Lotto is the oldest lottery in Australia? It really is! First draw of this lottery was held in Victoria in 1972. Earlier it was known by many different names, just like Monday Lotto was, but was named Saturday Lotto to avoid confusion.

Unlike Monday Lotto and Wednesday Lotto, this lottery has the minimum prize pool of $4 million for the Division 1. Also Superdraws of this lottery with the prize pool of A$20 million and over are often held, so players have a chance to scoop a larger Jackpot!

Saturday Lotto has winning odds of 1:85, just like its two “relatives”.

4. Oz Lotto

We’ve moved to one of the most popular lotteries among residents of Australia and even non-residents, Oz Lotto. Oz Lotto was the first national lottery in Australia, being first introduced in 1994. It became popular because of its large Jackpots. The largest Jackpot scooped in Australia was scooped in Oz Lotto — A$111,972,151!

Oz Lotto has a minimum Jackpot of A$2 million.

If you wish to win any prize in this lotto, then your odds are approximately 1:87. However, the more lines you include in your ticket, the better; if 12 games are played, your winning odds improve to 1:8!

5. Powerball (Australia)

The last lottery we would like to introduce is Powerball Australia. The Powerball Australia draws are held weekly at Thursday night.

To win the minimum prize in this lottery, you need to match 2 regular ball numbers and 1 supplementary ball number. If you wish to win the Jackpot of this lotto, then your odds are 1:134,490,400.

Odds of winning the lottery have greatly improved since the changing of lottery rules in April, 2018. According to these changes from one of the reliable online Australia lottery sites, you can now choose 7 regular ball numbers out of 35 (earlier it was 6/40) and 1 supplementary ball number out of 20. Thus, winning odds of Powerball Australia improved from 1:78 to 1:44!

Summing up

Now we’ve come to the summing up and have to decide which lottery is the best to win. The lottery with the best odds of winning any prize is Powerball Australia. Since changing of rules in Powerball, it has significantly increased in popularity. If you are looking for the best Jackpot, then Oz Lotto will be the best choice for you, as its Jackpot grows faster than any other of the Australian lotteries. But if you are looking for something old and tried-and-true, then choose one of the weekly lotteries — Monday, Wednesday or Saturday. However, all Australian lotteries are held once a week, so you have time to think over your numbers for the next game!

Have a nice play! We’re keeping our fingers crossed for you!

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