How to Play
Playing The Pools is easy. Pick the draws from European & Australian soccer matches to score!
It's Free to Join.
Playing The Pools online is fast & easy. Use our single page to join-up - there's no cost to join^, plus, ticket prices are the same as retail.
Buy Tickets Online Now.
Buy a ticket online in this weeks Pools draw now. Tickets start from as little as $2.20 (4 games min).
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pick the draws to score!
Looking for something a little different? The Pools is a '6 from 38' lottery game where the winning numbers are based on results of soccer matches played in Europe, Australia and around the world instead of numbered balls being drawn from a barrel.
The winning numbers are determined by the order of rank applied to the results of the matches. For example, score draw games are ranked highest, nil-score draw games are second highest, then away team and home team wins respectively. The Match List numbers for the six highest ranked matches are the "winning numbers" and the seventh highest ranked match is the "supplementary number".
playing The Pools is easy
Choose 6 from 38 by randomly selecting your numbers or by choosing your numbers from the Match Lists. Winning numbers are determined by the highest scoring drawn soccer matches. There are lots of easy ways to play The Pools and plenty of The Pools play options including QuickPicks, Favourites and System entries.
buying The Pools tickets
To play The Pools you can mark your own numbers (eg Birthdays or special numbers) from as little as $1.10 (minimum 2 standard games), play a QuickPick, and let our system choose a set of numbers for you (QuickPick's start from $6.40 for 12 games) or play a Favourite (numbers that you have saved to your Tatts Card or online account). These options are available to buy online now or at your local Tatts Outlet.
The Pools draw
During the Australian Soccer season The Pools draw close time is 2:00pm Saturday. During the European Soccer season The Pools draw close time is 7:30pm Saturday (VIC & TAS) & 7:00pm Saturday (NT). Draw close times change againg during Daylight Savings periods in Southern States. The Pools results are usually available on this website the Tuesday after the draw. The Pools results can be obtained in other places.
winning The Pools
The winning numbers are calculated on games that result in a draw, e.g., 2-2, 1-1. The six highest score draws determine the six "winning match numbers", with the seventh highest score draw being the "supplementary number". So if you can correctly forecast the highest drawn matches - you win! There are 5 prize divisions in The Pools. To win a Division 1 prize in The Pools, you need to match 6 winning numbers in one game. You can win a Division 5 prize in The Pools with 3 winning numbers plus the supplementary number in one game. Read more about The Pools winning combinations and how to claim The Pools prizes.