There is a $15 Million Oz Lotto jackpot on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 (Draw 1000). Now is the time to grab an entry, so make sure you don’t miss out.
You can buy your ticket online now with Golden Casket, Tatts or NSW Lotteries. Draw closes at 7.30pm (AEST).
Way back in 1994, the game we know as Oz Lotto was introduced to Australia, and it is coming of age on Tuesday with its 1000th draw!
On Tuesday night, 16 April 2013, iconic Oz Lotto will celebrate its 1000th draw since its inception 19 years ago.
Since Oz Lotto was launched as Australia’s first ever national jackpotting lotto game, more than $5.6 billion has been given away in prizes.
Golden Casket spokesperson Elissa Lewis said that this is a significant milestone for one of Australia’s most popular lottery games.
“In the 19 years that Australians have been playing Oz Lotto, $5.6 billion in prizes across all divisions has been awarded to more than 120 million players,” Ms Lewis said.
“Of that amount, around $2.4 billion has been paid out nationally in major division one prizes. Since launching on 22 February 1994, Oz Lotto has created 448 millionaires throughout Australia,” she added.
“One of the most memorable Oz Lotto events in history was the record-breaking $100 million jackpot that occurred in November last year, coinciding with another iconic Australian event, Melbourne Cup Day.
“The number of Oz Lotto entries purchased in that draw equalled almost half of the Australian adult population, which goes to show that even after all these years Oz Lotto remains one of the most popular lotto games on offer.
“The dream of having your numbers come up in Oz Lotto and living an ‘Oz Lotto winner’s life’ is very much alive, and maybe that dream will come true for a Queensland player with draw number 1000 on Tuesday,” Ms Lewis said.
Tuesday night’s 1000th Oz Lotto draw is offering a $15 million division one jackpot prize pool to players. Tickets in the draw are available from all Golden Casket outlets and online at Tatts.com/goldencasket.
Oz Lotto Facts
• The total amount of Oz Lotto prize money given away to date is $5,643,952,542.99.
• There have been 120,963,003 Oz Lotto winners in total across 19 years. That many winners would fill the Suncorp Stadium 2,304 times!
• A total of 448 millionaires have been created by winning division one Oz Lotto prizes.
• The largest Oz Lotto amount ever won by an individual player is $53.2 million in 2009.
• The record jackpot for Oz Lotto is the $100 million draw which took place on 6 November 2012.