New South Wales Lotteries, also known as NSW Lotteries, has a long history of providing Australians with lottery tickets both on and offline. NSW Lotteries conducted their first lottery in 1931 and since then they have gone from hosting live in-person drawings outside of the State Lottery Office to offering services online for players to purchase lottery tickets. NSW Lotteries provides online access to players through The Lott website. The Lott functions as a collective place for multiple Australian lotteries to advertise and sell tickets.
The primary market for The Lott website is Australia. All of the lotteries available on the website are Australian and the only currency accepted is the Australian Dollar (AUD). The Lott does offer players translations of guides for playing the different lottery types. The languages available are Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese. The website is fairly easy to use and contains useful information for new and current players. Players can also download apps for iOS and android. This means that users can play the lotteries and access their accounts from their mobile phones or tablets. The Lott users can receive support via phone, email, or mail. Players also have the option to visit The Lott’s office in-person. The Lott website itself has a very informative Frequently Asked Questions page that should provide answers to most questions that users may have.
The lotteries offered by NSW Lotteries are Lotto, Lotto Strike, Oz Lotto, Powerball, Instant Scratch-Its, Lucky Lotteries, Set for Life and The Pools. Each of these lotteries offers unique features and winnings. They also vary in how often and when they are drawn.
Lotto is played on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, with each drawing offering a fairly large prize pool. The prize pool for the Saturday drawing is about 4 million dollars. In addition to that amount, the Saturday drawing also occasionally includes Superdraws that offer players the chance to win 20 million dollars or more. The Monday and Wednesday drawings have at least four winners with a prize of 1 million dollars per winner. If there are more than four winners for the Monday and Wednesday Lottos, the 4 million dollar prize is divided equally among the total number of winners.
Lotto Strike is a game that can be added on to Lotto. Players of Lotto Strike seek to guess the first four Lotto numbers that will be drawn. In order to win, they must select these numbers in the exact order they will be drawn.
Oz Lotto is drawn on Tuesdays and offers a minimum prize pool of 2 million dollars. The game consists of a drawing of nine numbered balls. In order to win, a player’s ticket numbers must match the first 7 numbers drawn. The jackpot for Oz Lotto can be 50 million dollars or more.
Powerball offers a 3 million dollar prize every Thursday. Like Oz Lotto, it can have a jackpot of 50 million dollars or more. Powerball drawings consist of two combined drawings. First six balls are drawn from a total of 40 balls. Then one Powerball is drawn from a total of 20 balls. A player can win by having a ticket with numbers that match both drawings.
Instant Scratch-Its come in a variety of forms. Each Scratch-Its ticket comes with its own instructions that players can locate on the ticket itself. Players can also join the Scratch eClub through The Lott website. This club allows players to enter non-winning Scratch-Its tickets online for a second chance drawing.
Lucky Lotteries functions in a similar way to a raffle. Players can choose between playing The Super Jackpot or the Mega Jackpot. Lucky Lotteries can be played any day of the week in-person at a store that sells tickets, online, or using the Lott App.
Set for Life has draws every day and offers players the opportunity to win 20,000 dollars a month for 20 years. When a player purchases one Set for Life ticket, the ticket counts toward the next seven daily draws. This means that he or she has seven chances to win. The drawing consists of ten numbers selected from a total of thirty seven. In order to win, all ten numbers drawn must match the player’s ticket.
The Pools is a unique lottery where winnings are based on the outcome of European and Australian soccer matches. Players select their numbers based on what teams they think will win or lose. Tickets can be purchased with numbers that are selected either at random or by the player.
In addition to the purchase of single entry tickets, The Lott website also allows players to purchase system entries. With system entries, players can select up to 20 numbers to play within a game. The selected numbers will then be played in different combinations within the same game. This provides the player with multiple chances to win. The Lott provides players with the option to play with systems ranging in size from seven to 20 on The Pools, Lotto, and Powerball lotteries. Oz Lotto can be played in systems from size eight to 20. Playing these games in a system allows the user to significantly increase the number of his or entries. For example, playing Oz Lotto in a system of 20 gives the user 77,520 total entries. Players have the option to select the numbers for their system entries or they can use Quick Pick to select the numbers at random.
Users can purchase tickets on The Lott website in a few simple steps. First, a player must select which game he or she would like to play. The player will then select how many draws of the game or she would like to play as the website allows users to enter the same drawing multiple times if they wish. The player will then either enter the numbers he or she would like to play in the game or will select a Quick Pick game in which the numbers will be randomly selected. If the player wants to purchase multiple tickets, the purchase page allows the user to see the total cost of all of the tickets he or she would like to purchase before completing the transaction. The shopping cart will contain the tickets the player wishes to buy and can easily be edited. The shopping cart only allows twenty tickets to be purchased at one time. After the player has purchased his or her ticket, The Lott will send the player an email that contains the ticket number of the purchased ticket so as to confirm its purchase. After lotteries have been drawn, players can view the results on The Lott website. The Lott also allows users to sign up to receive free email alerts regarding lottery results.
Another useful feature of The Lott website is that it allows users to view a complete history of their transactions and tickets. The transaction history can be accessed on the account menu. It lists the user’s deposit and withdrawal amounts, purchases, winnings, and the dates on which these things took place. Players can also view their current account balance on this page. The ticket history page can also be accessed via the account menu on The Lott website. This page provides details regarding ticket purchases including the ticket numbers.
The Lott offers a Players Club that users can join either via their website or in person at an NSW Lotteries Outlet. Players who create an online account with The Lott are automatically mailed membership cards to the club. The card can be activated by going to the Players Club tab on The Lott website and paying the membership fee. Players who wish to apply in person can complete an application at a participating outlet where lottery tickets are sold. They will be given a temporary Players Club membership card at that time and will then receive a permanent card in the mail.
The Players Club can be joined for one, two, three or five years depending on the player’s preference. One year memberships cost five dollars, two years costs nine dollars, three years costs ten dollars, and five years costs fifteen dollars. Players Club members receive multiple benefits such as the ability to store up to fifty of their favorite lottery numbers on their membership card. Members are also eligible for the $1,000 x 7 monthly bonus draw. In this drawing, players can register any lottery ticket that they purchase and will receive one drawing entry per dollar spent on the ticket.
The Lott limits the amount that a player can spend on online tickets to 1,000 dollars (AUD) per month. Users can request that this limit be increased by contacting customer support. The minimum deposit amount is ten dollars per transaction for deposits made using credit card or BPAY. The maximum deposit amount varies. Deposits can be made using credit or debit card, BPAY, direct deposit, or check. Withdrawals can be made using Online Direct Credit to an Australian bank account, by check, or by bank draft. Before a user can withdraw funds, the user must provide proof of his or her age, identity and residential address. After The Lott has received this information the withdrawal will be processed in two business days.