FACT: Superdraws deliver double Saturday Lotto millionaires!

Thursday 18 September, 2014 - There’s a reason the queues outside your local newsagency are so much longer than usual! 

Ahead of the Saturday Lotto $20 Million Superdraw this weekend, NSW Lotteries has crunched the numbers and discovered that Superdraws deliver more than double the number of division one winners nationally compared to a regular Saturday Lotto draw. 

NSW Lotteries spokesperson Zoe Knobel said Saturday Superdraws are very popular with Lotto players as the prize pool on offer is significantly larger. 

“Superdraws attract a greater number of Saturday Lotto players as the division one prize pool is boosted to be at least five times larger than the estimated prize pool on offer in each Saturday’s draw,” Ms Knobel said. 

“A Saturday Lotto Superdraw will offer a guaranteed division one prize pool of $20 million and above, compared to a regular Lotto draw which offers an estimated $4 million prize pool for division one winners each Saturday. 

“While the odds for winning in a Saturday Lotto Superdraw don’t change from a standard Saturday draw, the added interest in the draw translates into a greater number of players matching all six winning numbers and sharing in the division one prize pool,” Ms Knobel explained. 

“So far this year, there has been an average of 14 division one winners created in each of the six Saturday Lotto Superdraws held. Each of those winners across the country has claimed an average division one prize of $1.7 million. 

“Comparatively, there has been an average of six division one winners created in each of the 31 regular Saturday Lotto draws held this year, with an average division one prize of $875,032.21. 

“From this year’s results so far, we’ve found that Saturday Lotto Superdraws produce more than double the average number of division one winners when compared to a regular Saturday Lotto draw, and deliver more than double the division one prize value to those winners. 

“That’s what makes this weekend’s Saturday Lotto $20 Million Superdraw so exciting and why there will be queues forming at NSW Lotteries outlets around the state as players buy their ticket for a chance to become a Lotto millionaire!” Ms Knobel said. 

Tickets in the Saturday Lotto $20 Million Superdraw are available now from all NSW Lotteries outlets and online via Tatts.com until 7.30pm on Saturday 20 September 2014.