How to Win Oz Lotto
The Oz Lotto game is Australia’s largest and most popular lottery game due to its incredibly simple rules, for having the largest Australia jackpot prize of $100 million, and for its $2 million minimum starting jackpot prize.
Here are a few ways to improve your odds of winning Australia’s most coveted lottery game.
Syndicates and Pools
Whether you’re playing the Oz Lotto online or buying tickets in person, several of the 107 Oz Lotto jackpot winners were groups of people who pooled their money together. If you’re the only one purchasing tickets, you limit your odds and stretch your budget. With a group, you access a larger number of tickets and exponentially better your chances.
Avoid Simple Combinations
Thousands of tickets are purchased with the number set: 1-2-3-4-5-6. Unfortunately, simple number combinations like this are almost never drawn. These combinations are just too far out of balance and exhibit an obvious pattern.
Use Cold Numbers Strategically
It is nearly impossible to know when a “cold” number – a number that has not been included in a winning ticket combination for some time – will finally make it onto a winning ticket. If you chase cold numbers consistently, it can take anywhere from months to years for that number to turn hot. A good example is the number 45, which sat out of the New York Lotto for over 100 drawings before it finally became a winner. A good rule of thumb to follow is to include cold numbers strategically when they have been out for 70, 80, or 100 or so. These numbers might be worth including.
Avoid the Same Last Digits
Some lottery players make the mistake of playing the same last digits, such as 13-43-23-3-33, etc. Even winning Oz Lotto tickets with four of the same last digits occur less than 20% of the time, while winning tickets with three of the same last digits occur less than 2% in all drawings. Winning tickets with only one repeated last digit crops up almost 80% in all drawings.