How lotteries appeared and developed in Australia
Australian lotteries have quite
impressive and glorious history. On funds, received from ticket sales, in
the construction of many social facilities was financed in due time - from
the famous Sydney Theater to the Royal Women's Hospital in Queensland.
As elsewhere in the world, in Australia, the government used people's gambling interest to replenish the state budget, especially in terms of funds, dedicated to social needs. A significant part of the funds, received from ticket sales, at the same time was spent and is spent on replenishment of the prize fund. Lotteries in Australia have high jackpots and a fairly high probability of getting at least some cash prize..
There are currently a number of popular games in the country. We list the most famous in Australia lotto. First of all, this is Oz Lotto (Oz lotto), existing with 1994 of the year and currently covering the entire territory of Australia. In this popular game, the jackpot cannot be less than 2 million Australian dollars. There have been cases, when the lucky ones won in OzLotto more than 100 million Australian dollars.
Powerball AU (Powerball Australia) competes with Oz Lotto in terms of jackpot scale. By autumn 2019 year the maximum winnings in Powerball increased to 150 million Australian dollars. Despite the same name, Powerball Australian lotto has significant differences from the American lottery of the same name.
Saturday Lotto (Saturday lottery) one of the most popular lotto types in Australia. As the name suggests, draws are held on Saturdays. The minimum jackpot in Saturday Lotto is 4 million Australian dollars (AUD), and the greatest gain is up to 30 million dollars.
Monday & Wednesday Lotto (Lotto on Mondays and Wednesdays) has a minimum jackpot - 1 million AUD, and if the lottery 2 winner, then each of them receives their million AUD. Play this lottery on Mondays and Wednesdays, which is also clear from the name.
Another lotto, SA Lotteries Keno, assumes the ability to play using all numbers - from 1 to 10, and the minimum jackpot in this game is also 1 million AUD.
There are others in Australia, lesser known games - as a national, and regional scale. Also worth noting, that there are several key gambling operators in the country. Among them, the largest and most famous is the Tatts Group - a subsidiary of the Australian Gambling Commission, supervising Oz Lotto and a number of other famous games. The organizers strictly monitor the safety of the game and data on its results. So, in Poiwerball AU everything is determined by the computer system, therefore, any attempts to cheat in this game are almost impossible. The situation is similar in other types of lotto in Australia..