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Most Amazing Division One Numbers from the Lott
It must be surreal to be a part of the accounting team for the Lott.
With millions and millions of dollars awarded to Aussies so often, it can be difficult to grasp the enormity of the winnings. But when the numbers are added up and put together, it shows just how much the lotto industry is worth. And it shows how tough the Lott’s accounts work actually is.
Fiscal Year Calculations
One thing to know about the accounting team is that they work on a fiscal year that begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. This means that the year, according to The Lott, is already into its second half.
The other thing to know is that the Lott numbers come from its group of official Australian lotteries: Tatts, NSW Lotteries, SA Lotteries, and Golden Casket.
Since division one prizes are the most lucrative, the largest available, those numbers add up quickly. But they are the ones that receive the most attention. Besides, they are more exciting to look at.
Here are the top amounts awarded in the current fiscal year from the various lotteries offering division one prizes:
The Lott – $701 million
Within the Lott’s jurisdictions, a total of 221 division one entries won this year, which totals $701,022,508.30 in prize money.
Powerball – $336.3 million
There have been nine Powerball division one winners in Australia thus far in the financial year, totaling $336,297,759.97 in payouts.
Every Thursday, players across the country can choose seven numbers from 1-35 and one Powerball number between 1-20.
Lotto – $195.7 million
The Saturday Lotto shows 173 Saturday Lotto division one winning entries thus far, which created 76 millionaires. The amount of division one prize money awarded is $195,718,908.69.
Oz Lott – $145.4 million
There have been eight division one winning entries in the Oz Lotto so far this financial year, and the impressive amount of those prizes is $145,418,658.22.
The games are played weekly and allow players to choose seven numbers from 1-45 for weekly Tuesday drawings.
Lucky Lotteries – $128.7 million
A total of $128,710,000 has been awarded in the two weekly Lucky Lotteries drawings, both the Super Jackpot and the Mega Jackpot. This stems from 156 winners of these lotteries’ first prizes.
The Lucky Super Jackpot happens every Thursday with up to 10 numbers to be chosen, and the Mega Jackpot draws are every Friday with the same option for players to choose up to 10 numbers.
Monday & Wednesday Lotto – $58 million
The twice weekly drawings of the Lotto have garnered 60 division one winning entries to award $58,000,000.02 in prize money. This has created 51 millionaires.
The Monday and Wednesday Lotto drawings are on those days, and players can choose six numbers from 1-45.
Instant Scratch-Its – $7.2 million
So far in this financial year, Instant Scratch-Its have awarded top prizes to 84 winners thus far in the cumulative amount of $7,263,086.
There are many instant ticket options available online and in retail locations across Australia. Currently, at the most affordable level, there are 2020 and Lots O’ Luck tickets that cost only $1 each. The Lunar New Year and Catch a Fortune tickets cost $2 each. There are three $4 options, four $5 tickets, and three for $10 each. Finally, the $20 ticket options are the Ultimate Payout, which awards a top prize of $1 million, and Casino Gold, from which players can win as much as $500,000.