Australia Wednesday Lotto Information

Guess Range 6/45
Hosted in Australia, Australia
(Local draw time)
Jackpot Type CASH
Tax Requirement Lottery prizes are paid out tax-free. Check the tax laws in your country of residence for any further local taxation you may be subject to.

Chances to win Australia Wednesday Lotto

Divisions Match Winning Odds
1 Prize 6 1:8,145,060
2 Prize 5+1 1:678,755
3 Prize 5 1:36,689
4 Prize 4 1:733
5 Prize 3+1 1:297
6 Prize 2+2 1:144
7 Prize 1+2 1:144

Australia Wednesday Lotto Information

Players who enjoy lotteries from down under will enjoy playing Australian Wednesday Lotto, one of the favourite Aussie lotteries known for its charitable contributions.

Australian Wednesday Lotto History

The Australian Wednesday Lotto began as the NSW Lottery in 1976 and was administered by the OZ lottery commission exclusively for the New South Wales state. However, national interest in the lottery led to the Tatersalls Company 1996 acquisition of the NSW Lottery and subsequent distribution of the lottery nationwide.  Tatersalls renamed the newly national NSW Lottery the “Wednesday Lotto.”

Australian Wednesday Lotto Rules

To play the Australian Wednesday Lotto, select 6 numbers from a guess range of 1-45. Six correct guesses are necessary to take the jackpot, and the two bonus balls are used for secondary prizes only. Those who enjoy playing Australia's Wednesday Lotto on Wednesdays, may also enjoy playing Australia Saturday Lotto on Saturdays!

If you like to play Australian lotteries, check our Australian Lottery Guide!

Winning the Australian Wednesday Lotto

To win the Australian Wednesday Lotto jackpot, players must successfully guess 6/45 numbers. The bonus balls are used for secondary prizes only. The Aussie lottery offers five prize categories, and there are no taxes on the jackpot or secondary prizes. The record Wednesday Lotto jackpot of AU$6 million was won in January 2009.

Australian Wednesday Lotto Anecdotes

Winning Mentality – In 2009, after 6 months, a middle aged business man decided to claim his AU$1.2 million Wednesday Lotto prize. The man surprised lottery officials by saying he had known he’d won after the drawing but hadn’t felt emotionally ready to claim the prize. “I just wanted to prepare myself mentally before I put my hands on it…” the man explained.

Players who enjoy the Australian Wednesday Lotto might also want to try their hand at another Ozzie lotto with substantial jackpots such as the Oz Lotto, the Australian Powerball lottery or the Saturday Lotto.

Learn About Australia Wednesday Lotto Draws

Australia Wednesday Lotto brings mid-week excitement to Aussie lottery fans with tax-free prizes! The Wednesday Lotto guarantees a fixed Division 1 prize of AU$1 million per winner, up to four winners each draw. If there are more than four Division 1 winners, the AU$4 million Division 1 prize pool is divided equally between them. Check the Australia Wednesday Lotto results to see the lottery’s latest wins!