Oz Lotteries is the official online distributor of tickets for Australian lottery draws, available to all Australian residents and those residing overseas. Prior to the advent of the Internet, when we partook in a state or nationally hosted lotto draw like Tattslotto or Powerball, we’d need to head to the news-agency or other retail outlet to purchase tickets. Now, we can buy tickets online and on our mobile and tablet devices at OzLotteries.com to play our favourite lotto games. Syndicated throughout Australia, the lotteries are operated by Tatts Group Limited, NSW Lotteries and SA Lotteries. Owning an Oz Lotteries account (register for free) gives us access to some of the largest jackpots in the country and great additional bonuses such as free games and bonus points.
Click/tap on any of our Oz Lotteries links and you’ll be provided with one free bonus game in which you can choose your numbers for the pre-selected upcoming draw. Sign up and claim your bonus game thereafter.
Playing popular lottery games via Oz Lotteries is a straightforward process – either set up an account before you begin playing or do so when you make your first purchase. Choose the lottery game you wish to play via the Oz Lotteries homepage or Play tab. The lotteries offered include:
After selecting your game, you have a number of ticket types to choose from, and they include (depending on your chosen lottery): – standard, syndicate, system, super combo, sequential, random, and any others which become available.
After you’ve chosen the type of ticket you wish to use, you’ll need to select the starting draw in which your tickets will apply (drop down menu of dates is provided), as well as whether you’d like to buy tickets for just the chosen draw or multiple draws going forward, or even select an auto-play option where you can customise your own preferences, such as buying tickets for every draw for this particular lottery when the jackpot is greater than your chosen figure.
Choose the number of games you wish to play, and finally choose the method in which you wish to select your numbers – through an automatic quick pick system, through Oz Lotteries’ classic number picker (select your own numbers), or by playing one of a few entertaining mini-games to make deciding all the more enjoyable. Then wait for the draw to take place and hope your numbers hit. While all of your tickets are officially held by Oz Lotteries, you can print them out for your records if you’d like to follow the results from home. Oz Lotteries will send you an email detailing the results of all the entries you placed through the site. If you hold any winning tickets, Oz Lotteries automatically deposits the winning funds into your account.
How long does it take to have lotto winnings paid?
Oz Lotteries is provided with the official draw results within 24 – 48 hours of the relevant draw, and any prizes won will be displayed in your account a day after the draw results are official. Jackpot winnings and other larger prizes (Division 1 and Division 2) will become available in your account approximately eight to 24 days after the draw.
Detailed here are each of the available types of lottery tickets we can buy. Not all are types are available in every lotto, while sequential and random tickets are solely for the Lucky Lotteries:
Standard: This ticket represents each standard line (game) of your numbers for a particular lotto (amount of numbers per line varies depending on lottery). Select your desired numbers and choose however many lines you wish to play.
Syndicate: Choose to pool your money with other players playing via Oz Lotteries – if any ticket bought in the group wins, the prize is split evenly among all participating members. With a syndicate, we are playing more games, thus increasing our chances of success. Read more about lottery syndicates here.
System: This ticket covers every single possible combination of a certain group of selected numbers across multiple games.
Super combo: This ticket allows us to enter a wider range of numbers across multiple draws than a standard or system ticket (does not cover all combinations of chosen numbers).
Sequential (for Lucky Lotteries): Sequential numbered tickets for the raffle.
Random (for Lucky Lotteries): Random numbered tickets for the raffle.
OzLotteries.com is fully compatible with smartphones and tablets, as well as some older-end devices using WAP technology and the Symbian operating system. Use your iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry or other data-enabled device to buy tickets and play lottery games, keep track of all your purchases, check results and accumulate lottery points.
Australian players (as well as international players) can choose from a range of banking methods to fund their accounts (and withdraw money). Such methods include:
The minimum deposit for all methods bar BPAY is $5.00. The minimum deposit amount for BPAY is $10.00.
Cheque or electronic funds transfers (EFT) are available withdrawal methods for all members.
Your identity needs to be verified before funds can be withdrawn via your chosen method, for security and regulatory measures. You are only required to do this once, and can then request as many withdrawals as desired without the need to further verify your account. Upon requesting your first withdrawal, you’ll be asked to please verify your identity in – follow the simple prompts to do so.
Verification documents include: a copy of your passport, driver’s license and national identity cards. If you are unable to provide ID which confirms your address, you’ll also need to provide a copy of a utility bill or another document which can verify your address.
Players will earn Lotto Points as a rewards system for buying tickets – the system earns you cash back which can be used to purchase additional lottery tickets or discounts on lottery orders.
Every time you spend $1.00 when buying tickets at Oz Lotteries, you earn a single Lotto Point. Each Lotto Point can be redeemed for $0.01 towards the price of a different lottery ticket – essentially, this is a 1% cash back program. You can use points instead of cash to make future purchases – you can do so automatically, creating a setting to have points always provide a discount when you have some to spend, or you can manually choose how many points you’d like to use each time you make a purchase.
Is playing lottery games online safe and legitimate? The answer to that question is an unequivocal yes. Oz Lotteries is the exclusive distributor of lottery products for TMS Global Services Pty Ltd and TMS New South Wales – an authorised Australian lottery exporter. Oz Lotteries is also an accredited sales agent for both NSW Lotteries and Tatts Group Limited, and are permitted to offer products to players both in Australia and around the world. The website is owned by Jumbo Interactive (an Australian technology company) and is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Who can legally purchase tickets?
Only individuals over the age of 18 can legally purchase lottery tickets through Oz Lotteries. It is a federal crime for anyone under 18 years of age to gamble in Australia. It is also illegal to falsify your personal information upon registration.