The Lotteries Commission of South Australia (Commission) is a statutory authority empowered by the State Lotteries Act 1966 (as amended) to promote and conduct lotteries for and on behalf of the State of South Australia.

Since our inception in 1967, our lottery games have generated more than $5 billion in prize money for South Australian players, $2 billion for State hospitals and $9 million for local recreation and sport.

In December 2012, Tatts Lotteries SA Pty Ltd was appointed as our exclusive Master Agent to operate the Commission’s brands and products.

The ownership of the Commission is retained by the South Australian Government and gambling tax revenue from the sale of lottery games by the Master Agent in South Australia is paid to the Hospitals Fund.

Our mission

To regulate the promotion and conduct of lotteries in South Australia.

Our values

In the regulation of the promotion and conduct of lotteries, we will operate with integrity, accountability and respect.

Our goals

  • To ensure the operation of lotteries in South Australia complies with all regulatory and legal arrangements.
  • To be a corporately responsible and respected organisation.
  • To ensure returns to the Government on behalf of the community of South Australia.

The Commission, its Master Agent and retail network support and encourage responsible gambling by allowing customers to make informed decisions about which of our games they would like to play and how often. We do this by operating in accordance with the South Australian Gambling Code of Practice (PDF 1.1MB), and the Australian Lottery Blocs Code of Practice (PDF 310KB).

Problem Gambling Help

gamling helpline headingIf playing our lottery games is no longer fun for you, or you are concerned about the playing behaviour of someone close to you, problem gambling information and counselling is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Contact the Gambling Help Line on free call 1800 858 858, or visit for confidential advice and counselling.

Read more about the Commission’s commitment to responsible gambling in multiple languages on the Lott website.

Have a question?

You can visit the online Help Centre for assistance or call the Tabcorp Lotteries Contact Centre on 131 868.

How to make a complaint or give feedback

If you wish to make a complaint or give feedback please email or alternatively call the Tabcorp Lotteries Contact Centre on 131 868.

To send correspondence by post please address to:

The Lott
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The role of the South Australian Lotteries Commissioner

If you raise a dispute or complaint with The Lott and they are not able to settle the dispute within 20 business days, your dispute will be referred to the South Australian Lotteries Commissioner.

Our latest Annual Report: 2020-21 (HTML)
Annual Report: 2020-21 (PDF 14MB)
Financial Statements 2020-21 (PDF 970KB)

Previous Annual Reports

The Commission was established under the State Lotteries Act 1966 to create prosperity for South Australia.

Codes of Practice
The integrity of the Commission’s operations is ensured by the following Codes of Practice:

Freedom of Information
The Government of South Australia is committed to openness, honesty and accountability, and makes information in government records and documents readily accessible to all.

You can access information about our business in accordance with the  Freedom of Information Act. Refer to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner for more information.

Disability Discrimination Action Plan
We live in a diverse community, so we make sure that our services and operations extend to everyone in South Australia. For more information see

  • November 1965 - A referendum was held on the establishment of a State lottery.
  • May 1967 - South Australia’s first lottery was drawn on 29 May 1967 by the Premier, the Honourable Frank Walsh.
  • May 1977 - South Australia’s first $1 million traditional lottery was held.
  • February 1981 - South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia formed the Australian Lotto bloc to enable a Saturday X Lotto Division One prize pool of more than $1 million.
  • December 1992 - Queensland and New South Wales joined the National Lotto Bloc.
  • April 2007 - Legislation passed to increase the legal age to play lottery games in South Australia from 16 to 18 years. The penalty for selling to, or buying a ticket or claiming a prize on behalf of, a person aged less than 18 years increased from $500 to $5,000.
  • June 2009 - South Australia’s largest lottery prize of $53.3 million was won with an Oz Lotto ticket.
  • December 2012 - Tatts Lotteries SA Pty Ltd was appointed as the Master Agent to operate SA Lotteries’ products and brands for a 40-year term.

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