There might be more to winning the lotto than simply just “being in it”, with common numbers and ticket types giving an insight into winning trends.
If you’ve got your eye on Oz Lotto’s $80million jackpot set to be drawn Tuesday evening, it might just be worth doing some research before filling out your entry.
The jackpot has skyrocketed to its third-highest offer in the game’s 25-year history, and up to one-in-four adult Australians are expected to have an entry in the draw.
If one person scoops up the entire prize, they will enter the history books as the lottery’s second ever biggest individual winner.
For those yet to purchase a ticket, there are some strategic moves you might be able to adapt to bolster your chances of snaring the life-changing prize.
How to win Oz Lotto
Get your entry in! The draw will close at 7.30pm Tuesday AEST.
Consider snapping up a System 8 marked entries. It costs $10-50 for one game but they win the most Oz Lotto division one prizes, followed by the 50-game QuickPick, which costs $65-50.
The third most popular winning games are six-game QuickPicks and four-game marked entries.
Players can buy a ticket at any licensed lottery outlet, online from thelott.com or via the Lott mobile app.
Luckiest Lotto Numbers
In the past year OZ Lotto’s most frequently drawn winning numbers were 7, 27, 28 and 41. They were all drawn 14 times each.
3, 9 and 32 were drawn 13 times each.
4, 17, 26 and 33 were drawn 12 times.
The most common Oz Lotto numbers of all time are 27, 29, 7, 28, 43 and 35.
Most common Lotto-winning combinations
The most popular winning pairs are 27 and 35, 27 and 28, 43 and 45, 35 and 43, and 1 and 29.
The most popular triplets are 18, 33 and 37; 2, 36 and 42; 7, 9 and 30; 2, 5 and 36; and 2, 16 and 27.
Lotto numbers with most profitability
The numbers that most often result in the highest dividends are 29, 25, 24, 26, 32, 1 and 7.
Numbers that normally result in smaller dividends are 39, 33, 11, 10, 17, 41, 43.
Players will need seven winning numbers to score the division one prize, with nine numbers in total drawn from a barrel of 45.
The last two drawn are supplementary numbers which are used in divisions two, four, and seven.
Those going in the running to get their hands on a prize are urged to only spend what they can afford.
It fell short of a whopping windfall for a lucky Sydney woman who picked up an extraordinary $107.57 million jackpot in a record Powerball draw earlier this year.
There have been no division one winners in the past eight draws, with 73 players just one number away from pocketing the top prize.
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