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Agency overview
Formed1933 as Lotteries Commission of Western Australia
JurisdictionGovernment of Western Australia
Agency executive
  • Susan Hunt, Chief Executive Officer

Lotterywest established in 1932 (officially known as Lotteries Commission), runs the lottery in Western Australia. It held its first lottery and made its first grants distribution in March 1933. Lotterywest is a statutory authority of the Government of Western Australia, under the Lotteries Commission Act 1990 (WA) and associated regulations.[1]

Lotterywest sells lottery tickets and "instant win" Scratch'n’Win tickets through a network of newsagents and other authorised retailers. It sells national lottery games including Saturday Lotto, Super66, Oz Lotto, Powerball, Monday and Wednesday lotto; it also administers the locally run Cash 3 game.

After some of the money wagered on Lotterywest's games is returned to players as prize money, and operating costs and retailer commission are covered, the balance of the money is returned to the Western Australian community. This amounts to 33 cents in every dollar spent on Lotterywest products being returned to Western Australia. The state's hospitals and health services, the Department of Sport and Recreation and the Department of Culture and the Arts are beneficiaries of Lotterywest funding as prescribed in the Lotteries Commission Act. As well as these beneficiaries, Lotterywest makes grants directly available to not-for-profit community groups and local government authorities for charitable and benevolent purposes. Lotterywest directly supports the annual Perth International Arts Festival and local screen funding body ScreenWest.

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  1. ^ "Western Australian Legislation - Lotteries Commission Act 1990". Retrieved 22 July 2017.