Super 66 is a simple add-on game that can only be played when you also purchase a ticket for the Saturday Lotto. It is played in every Australian state except for New South Wales, which instead runs a modified version called Lotto Strike. While the prizes aren’t quite as grand those on offer in the main TattsLotto draw, the Division One kitty in both Super 66 and Lotto Strike often jackpots above AUD $1 million – and the odds of winning it are far greater. So let us show you how this easy-to-play lottery game works, and where you can get tickets online.
The Super 66 draw is computer generated, and occurs every Saturday night at 8:30pm AEST before the main Saturday Lotto numbers are announced. To enter, you must also purchase a ticket for the corresponding draw in TattsLotto (VIC, TAS, ACT, NT), Saturday Lotto (WA), Gold Lotto (QLD), or X Lotto (SA) at the same time.
Rather than drawing from a pool of numbers 1 to 45, only the digits 0 to 9 are included in Super 66 games. And where in regular lotto each number can only appear once, here the digits can repeat – so you could get a sequence of 6 5 3 4 2 5, for example, where the 5 appears twice.
The premise of the game is straightforward: if your ticket matches the six-digit winning number, the jackpot is yours. What is different to other Australian lottery draws, however, is that the order in which each number is drawn matters. That is why we refer to the winning digits in Super 66 as a single number, rather than a collection of six individual numbers.
To better demonstrate what we mean, let’s say the Saturday Lotto turns up 5 3 1 2 4 6 as the six main winning numbers. In this case, our ticket could read 2 4 3 6 5 1 and we would still win. In Super 66, however, we need to match the exact sequence – so if 5 3 1 2 4 6 is the number drawn, then our ticket must read 5 3 1 2 4 6 in that precise order if we are to claim the jackpot.
We can win a prize without matching the entire sequence, though, as there are five separate payout divisions:
Division One offers a minimum prize of AUD $16,666, which regularly jackpots to over $ 1 million, while all other divisions come with fixed payouts. The Super 66 jackpot can increase for a maximum of 25 consecutive weeks, after which the prize is rolled down to the next winning tier if there is no successful Division One claim.
The odds of claiming the top prize in Super 66 are exactly 1 in 1,000,000. Compare that to the Saturday Lotto jackpot odds (1 in 8.15 million), and you can see why so many people opt to buy a Super 66 ticket alongside their numbers for the main draw every weekend.
Lotto Strike was introduced by NSW Lotteries for Monday and Wednesday Lotto in 1993, and in 2004 it replaced the Super 66 draw for Saturday Lotto in New South Wales. However, the advent of sites such as Oz Lotteries means every Australian punter can get in on this unique variant, whether you live in Coldstream, Cottesloe, or Coolangatta.
Rather than using a random number generator (RNG) to produce a separate six-figure result (as is the case in Super 66), Lotto Strike simply uses the first four numbers from the regular Saturday Lotto draw. Like Super 66, a winning ticket must show each number in the exact order it was drawn; however, the numbers do not necessarily need to be connected within the sequence (with the obvious exception of the Division One prize).
For example, let’s say the Lotto Strike draw turns up 1 2 3 4 and our ticket shows 3 2 1 4. The 2 and the 4 on our card matches the order in which they were drawn (second and fourth, respectively), which is enough to win Division Three – even though they are not consecutive in the sequence, which is essential in Super 66.
Lotto Strike has four prize divisions:
Division One, or Strike Four, offers a guaranteed prize of AUD $100,000, which increases whenever there is no winner. The odds of collecting the Lotto Strike jackpot are just under 1 in 3.58 million; but while the chances of success may be a bit longer than those of Super 66, the minimum payoff for a full match ($100k versus $16.6k) is significantly greater here. Division Four (Strike One) usually offers a free Lotto Strike ticket in lieu of a cash prize, due to the short odds on winning (1 in 12) compared to most other Australian lottery games.
At OzLotteries.com, you can buy online Lotto Strike tickets for any Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday Lotto draw. Super 66 is not available, mainly because the NSW version is open to players from all states and territories when you play via the Internet. And when push comes to shove, punters outside the Waratah State seem to flock towards Lotto Strike’s greater guaranteed jackpots and extra ticketing options.
There are two kinds of tickets offered at Oz Lotteries:
As with any other title at Oz Lotteries, you can choose each number yourself or opt for a computer generated Quick Pick. If you are not too fussed about specific numbers but fancy a bit of fun along the way, there is also a selection of interactive arcade-style video games to help you fill out your ticket.
The best thing about playing Internet lotto is that it’s convenient, quick, and 100% secure. You won’t lose that jackpot ticket behind the couch cushion, because your precious numbers are stored safe and sound in your email inbox; and there is no need to fill out entry forms by hand or waste time queueing up at the newsagency. Most importantly, all AUD cash transactions at Oz Lotteries are covered by 128-bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption technology, so you get the same level of protection as when banking online with any leading financial institution.