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Oz Lotto FAQ

We get a lot of questions about the Oz Lotto, so we’ve put together this helpful FAQ resource to address the most often asked questions. Consult the list below to see if your question about the lottery has been addressed. If your question isn’t listed below, you can contact customer support for an answer.

How Can I Play The Oz Lotto Online?

Yes. You can play the Oz Lotto online in virtually the same way you would if purchasing tickets at a retail location. There are several online services that offer the ability to buy lotto tickets for those located outside a game’s jurisdiction. The Lotter is one such service provider. Registering with The Lotter will allow you to select your own numbers, use a quick pick selection or syndicate option when buying tickets. Once you’ve completed a purchase you’ll receive scanned copies of your ticket(s). After that, all you need to do is wait for the draw.

Can I Play The Oz Lotto From Outside Australia?

Yes. Utilizing an online ticketing service, like the Lotter, will allow you to purchase tickets not just for Oz Lotto games, but tickets for nearly 50 other games around the world. These service providers will visit land-based locations in Australia to purchase the ticket(s) on your behalf. Once purchased, these ticket(s) are scanned and copies sent to you via email.

How Do I Claim My Prize If I Win?

If you utilized a ticketing service, in the event of a win you’ll receive notification as soon as the draw is completed, usually by email or SMS. You’ll be informed of your win and the amount you have won. Tickets valued at up to €2,500 can be transferred electronically to a customer’s designated account. In the event of a larger win a player must visit the region of purchase in-person to claim the prize.

If tickets were bought in person, retailers can pay out winners up to $2,500. Beyond that amount, players must visit the lottery headquarters in the same region where tickets were purchased. Prizes may also be claimed by mail.

How Long Do I Have to Claim My Winnings?

Typically two weeks, but exceptions can be made. The official Tatts lottery or your online ticketing provider will be able to give a more exact timeframe. Don’t wait for this deadline to get closer, claim your win as soon as you are able.

How Long Will It Take To Receive My Winnings?

Prizes of up to $2,500 are paid soon after the drawing is concluded if tickets were purchased using an online ticketing service. Larger sums may take up to 2 weeks to be processed and could require the winning individual/party to travel to the region where the ticket was purchased.

Is the Lottery A Cash Payout Or Annuity Payment Structure?

The Oz Lotto jackpot is awarded as a lump sum consisting of 55% of the total lotto revenue generated.


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