Wednesday Lotto is the Australian syndicated lottery that takes place every - that’s right - Wednesday at 20:30 AEST (11:30 BST/GMT). The jackpot is guaranteed, just like the fun!
Wednesday Lotto was the only lottery that was played in New South Wales, along with Monday Lotto, before OZ Lotto was introduced in 1994. It is a syndicated Australian lottery and it is one of the most popular lotteries in Australia.
Yes! At Lycalotto.com, you can place bets on Wednesday Lotto. This is similar to purchasing a lottery ticket, but you will be betting on the outcome of the lottery instead.
You can bet on Wednesday Lotto regardless of where you are in the world. Just visit our Wednesday Lotto page, select 6 numbers from 1-45 and finalise your transaction. You can select the Quick Pick option to have a random selection of numbers and you can also subscribe to Wednesday Lotto before you finalise your transaction.
The Wednesday Lotto jackpot is fixed at an amount of AU$1 million, which is approximately €700,000.
To win the Wednesday Lotto jackpot, you will need to match all 6 main numbers. Although you select a total of 6 numbers when you place your bets on Wednesday Lotto, an extra 2 bonus balls are selected during the draw which help determine some of the prizes. There are a total of 6 prize tiers in Wednesday Lotto and the value of each tier depends on the number of tickets sold and the number of winners per tier. Check out the Wednesday Lotto prize table below for more information about the odds of winning a particular prize tier:
|Match||Odds of Winning||Percentage of the Prize Fund*|
|5 + 1 or 2 bonus numbers||1:678,755||4.5%|
|3 + 1 or 2 bonus numbers||1:297||27.0%|
|1 or 2 + 2 bonus numbers||1:144||42.0%|
* The amounts shown above have been taken from the official Wednesday Lotto prize breakdown. Lycalotto.com prize amounts are calculated in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.
The jackpot in Wednesday Lotto is guaranteed. This means that even if nobody matches the 6 main numbers, the jackpot will still be given out. If nobody matches 6 numbers, the jackpot will be awarded to the player/s who matched 5 main numbers and 1 or 2 bonus balls.
If there is more than one winner for a given prize tier, the winnings are divided equally between the winners of that prize tier.