Individually and especially as a group, Australian lottery draws offer some of the best lotto odds in the world. Combine this with seven, eight and even nine-figure Aussie dollar jackpots and barely a week goes by without Australia’s top lotteries appearing high up on theSmart.
Tuesday night’s AU$ 13 million Oz Lotto is at number nine on theBig list of the world’s largest lottery draws, yet where Australian lotteries truly excel is on theSmart list that ranks lotto draws by cost-benefit ratio. theLotter offers lottery lovers the chance to buy Aussie lotto tickets online for the four most popular Australian lotteries; Oz Lotto, the Australia Powerball and Australia’s Wednesday and Saturday Lotto draws.
theSmart is a unique real-time lottery list exclusively offered by theLotter that considers a number of factors, including the size of a lottery’s jackpot, the cost of tickets, odds of winning and the tax that will be due on lotto wins. The following table compares Australia’s top four lotteries, using the US Powerball lottery for comparison.
Current Jackpot Value
Winning Odds (Jackpot)
Winning Odds (Last)
|1||Saturday Lotto (AU)||AU$ 4,000,000||1:8,145,000||1:35||0%||US$ 1.60|
|9||Wednesday Lotto (AU)||AU$ 1,000,000||1:8,145,000||1:211||0%||US$ 1.60|
|12||Oz Lotto (AU)||AU$ 13,000,000||1:45,379,620||1:87||0%||US$ 2.75|
|34||Powerball (AU)||AU$ 3,000,000||1:76,767,600||1:110||0%||US$ 2.15|
|39||Powerball (US)||US$ 70,000,000||1:175,223,510||1:56||36%||US$ 5.00|
A few things can be seen from our table analysis above:
- When compared to the US Powerball, it is clear that the low-cost and tax-free nature of Australia lottery tickets and wins is what allows them to stay ahead of the American powerhouse on theSmart.
- Australia’s Wednesday and Saturday Lotto tickets cost the same as each other and the odds of winning the jackpot are identical. The Saturday draw currently has a much higher jackpot, which is worth eight places on theSmart list.
- The odds of winning the Oz Lotto jackpot are significantly better than those of taking home Australia Powerball’s top prize. Oz Lotto holds the Australian lottery jackpot record for a AU$ 112 million top prize won in November 2012, and its current 8-digit jackpot keeps it far ahead of the Aussie Powerball, and within three places of this week’s Wednesday Lotto draw.
Using figures provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the United States’ Census Bureau, the total population Down Under is a little over 23,154,000, which is about 0.3% of the world’s population. That means that without theLotter.com, approximately 97.7% of lottery players would need to fly by plane, travel by boat or go for a really long swim to the Southern Hemisphere country every time they wanted to enter one of lotto Australia’s fantastic lottery draws.
As most people will recall from the Millennium celebrations thirteen years ago, a day starts in Australia anything from an hour to 23 hours ahead of the rest of the world. Therefore, if you want to enter an Aussie lottery that takes place on a Tuesday, make sure to get your tickets before you go to bed on Monday night!
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