Man, I’ve been so busy of late that I almost missed this weeks Oz Lotto Jackpot. It’s not even my fault considering all the emails I get. Anyway, I was going through them today when I saw that this weeks Oz Lotto’s JackPot is worth $50 million, and that is not something I’m going to let slip by without getting my hands on a ticket or two. But before I get hold of my tickets I’m going to show you how to actually play Oz Lotto, and the best way to do that is to copy it straight from the Oz Lotteries Site.
How To PLay Oz Lotto
OZ Lotto is the lottery game played in Australia on Tuesday evenings. The draws are run at approximately 8:30pm AEST with entries closing at 6:30om AEST.
To play OZ Lotto, a customer must select seven numbers from a choice of 45 numbers on the OZ Lotto game panel. The minimum number of games that can be played on a ticket for Ozlotto is 1, which gives the customer one chance to win the Ozlotto prize.
There are several ways to play the OZ Lotto game, let’s have a look at the first way to play OZ Lotto called a Quickpick. Quickpicks are available to customers at any land based or accredited online lottery agent and allow the customer to have a computer randomly select 7 numbers for each game they choose to play.
The next way to play OZ Lotto is a marked coupon. The marked coupon offers the customer the opportunity to select their own numbers for each game they would like to enter into the Ozlotto draw. The customer is able to select 7 numbers out of the possible 45 for each game.
Syndicates are a way that a group of customers may participate and enter an OZ Lotto entry by pooling together their funds to pay for the entry and the splitting the prize pool should they be lucky enough to win the draw.
Another popular way to play OZ Lotto is with a “with the field” entry. With the Field allows the customer to select 5 or 6 numbers (instead of the standard 7) from 45 for each game they enter. The customer is then guaranteed the remaining 1 or 2 numbers to form a winning combination. Of the 7 winning numbers drawn for the OZ Lotto game the customer enters, they will only need to actually have correctly chosen 5 or 6 of them to win.
OZ Lotto also offers advance and multi-week entries which allow a customer to enter OZ Lotto draws up to 10 weeks in advance with either their regular numbers or via a quickpick.
OK, I’ve just purchased 14 tickets in OZ Lotto using Oz Lotteries for the grand sum of $18.90. I use Oz Lotteries for two main reasons, the first being the cost factor and the second because the allow me to use my PayPal account. Unfortunately I know that there are some states in Australia that won’t allow you to purchase your lottery tickets online, Queensland being one of them. I don’t know why people living in Queensland can’t buy lottery tickets online but I assume it has something to do with their Stare Government. I also know that Americans can’t use Oz Lotteries and that has something to do with their laws, which is surprising when you consider they are so big on rights and all.
Seems a shame that you guys have to miss out on all the fun and security of getting you lottery tickets online which is one of the reasons why I started this site. If you can get your tickets via Oz Lotteries then I recommend you doing so. If you can’t then you can get them through one of the following sites.
Must win lottery… (Photo credit: thievingjoker)
Of those online lottery sites, Lottobroker and Wintrillions are the only ones offering PayPal as a way of paying for your tickets. I haven’t used Wintrillions yet, but I will soon and I will be sure to let you know when I do. As for Lottobroker, I wrote a post, complete with a video on how I purchased a ticket using PayPal which you can read about here. Edit: Those sites no longer support the use of PayPal.
When buying lottery tickets remember to gamble responsibly and all the best of luck.