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.

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 customersupport@thelott.com or alternatively call the Tabcorp Lotteries Contact Centre on 131 868.

To send correspondence by post please address to:

The Lott
Locked Bag 1
SPRING HILL QLD 4004

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.

Responsible Play

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 gamblinghelponline.org.au for confidential advice and counselling.

Read more about the Commission’s commitment to responsible gambling (PDF 3.6MB) and common problem gambling warning signs. This information is also available in five other languages:

Games

The Commission provides South Australians with a variety of fun and entertaining lottery games – Saturday X Lotto, Monday and Wednesday X Lotto, Oz Lotto, Powerball, Instant Scratch-Its, Keno, Super 66, Set for Life and Lucky Lotteries. Our games are operated by a Master Agent and distributed via a network of more than 600 agencies throughout South Australia. For more details, such as game information, draw results and agency locations, please visit our Master Agent’s website. All games adhere to the rules defined in the State Lotteries Act 1966.

Lotteries General Rules (PDF 370KB)

X Lotto is a game whereby six numbers and two supplementary numbers are randomly drawn from a barrel of 45 every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. The chance of winning a Division One prize in X Lotto is 1 in 8,145,060.

Oz Lotto is drawn every Tuesday, when seven numbers and two supplementary numbers are randomly drawn from a barrel of 45 numbers. The chance of winning a Division One prize in Oz Lotto is 1 in 45,379,620.

Powerball is a game whereby seven numbers are randomly drawn from one barrel of 35, and an eighth ‘Powerball’ number is randomly drawn from a separate barrel of 20 numbers. The Powerball draw occurs every Thursday. The chance of winning a Division One prize in Powerball is 1 in 134,490,400.

Keno is a game whereby 20 numbers are randomly generated from a possible 80 numbers every 3.5 minutes. The chance of winning a Keno Spot 10 prize is 1 in 8,911,711.

An Instant Scratch-Its game is a series of themed tickets that give you the chance to win instant prizes. Instant Scratch-Its games are either Fast Play or Extended Play. The chance of winning the top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket is unique to each game. Refer to the individual ticket for your chance of winning the top prize for that game.

Super 66 is drawn every Saturday, immediately prior to X Lotto, when six numbered balls are drawn from six individual compartments each containing ten balls numbered from 0 to 9 inclusive. The chance of winning a Division One prize in Super 66 is 1 in 1,000,000.

Set for Life is a game in which seven numbers and two bonus numbers are randomly drawn from a barrel of 44 every day of the week. A minimum entry of two games or sets is eligible for seven consecutive draws. The chance of winning a 1st prize is 1 in 38,320,568.

Lucky Lotteries is a raffle style jackpot game with each game having a set amount of unique numbers per draw. Once all available numbers are sold, a draw will take place. There are two Lucky Lotteries games – Super Jackpot where the chance of winning the jackpot prize is 1 in 18,385,876 and Mega Jackpot where the chance of winning a jackpot prize is 1 in 9,483,167.

The Commission provides players with a means to safeguard prizes won on lost, stolen and damaged tickets, through the registration of entries on an Easiplay Club membership card. Ask your local lotteries agent about the benefits of becoming an Easiplay Club member.

Mission

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

Values

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

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.


Annual Reports

Our latest Annual Report: 2019-20 (HTML)
Annual Report: 2019-20 (PDF 250KB)
Financial Statements 2019-20 (PDF 1.7MB)

Previous Annual Reports

Business Documents

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. View the Citizens Rights to Information in South Australia (PDF 420KB) charter and Your Right to Know (PDF 70KB) brochure for more information.

You can access information about our business in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.  View our Freedom of Information Statement (PDF 110KB) to find out how.

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. Find out how by downloading our Disability Discrimination Action Plan (PDF 240KB).

History

  • 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.

Download full history (PDF 142 KB)