The Saturday Lotto can often cause confusion amongst lotto players from around the world because they are unsure of which lotto the Saturday Lotto actually represents because most lotto’s have one of their draws on a Saturday.
To put your mind at rest, the Saturday lotto is the lotto of Australia and as it only take place on one day every week, Saturday, it is lovingly referred to by the Aussies as the Saturday Lotto.
It is also known as the Lott and the TattsLott after the organisers, Tattersalls.
The Saturday Lotto is treated by the Australians in a similar way that the British people treat the National lottery and it has become something of an institution over the years since its inception back in 1972.
How to play Saturday Lotto
The Saturday Lotto is extremely easy to play and all that a player has to do is choose a total of six numbers from 1 – 45.
The jackpot is won if you match all six numbers, but after the initial six balls have been drawn, a further two balls are picked from the same drum and these can be combined with either one, two, three or five winning numbers to offer everyone more winning combinations.
Draws like this are always extremely popular with players as it still gives them hope when the first balls which are drawn don’t match any of their numbers, as there is always the possibility that they will be able to pull a win out of the hat, even if it is only a small one.
The price of a ticket for the Saturday Lotto is one Australian dollar.
Draw time of the Saturday lotto
One of the unique points about the Saturday Lotto is that it only takes place on one day per week, Saturday.
Some other lotto’s can give the impression that they are being a little on the greedy side by trying to cram in as many lotto draws during the week as possible, but the Australians are having none of that!
Saturday is the day and the draw takes place at 7.30pm with the ticket sales closing shortly before this.
The draw is shown live on Australian TV and this has become a Saturday night feature for so many families across Australia as they make a point of sitting down and watching the show together.
Odds of winning
The two balls which are drawn after the initial six, bring down the odds of winning for some of the smaller prizes so with that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the odds of winning a prize in the Saturday Lotto
1 correct number, 1 extra number – 1:144
2 correct numbers, 2 extra numbers - 1:285
3 correct numbers, 1 extra number – 1:927
4 correct numbers - 1:733
5 correct numbers - 1:36700
5 correct numbers, 1 extra number - 1:679000
6 correct numbers – 1:8145000
How to check your numbers
If you live in Australia, you literally won’t be able to NOT check your numbers because it is a subject that everyone talks about.
If you live in another country you can’t really go far wrong by concentrating your efforts on the official Tatts Lotto website.
If you decide to carry out a Google search for the Saturday Lotto, be aware that you will have to sift through the search results because as every lotto has a draw on a Saturday, a lot of results will be shown which won’t be of any interest to you.