NSW Lotteries

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NSW Lotteries
NSW Lotteries logo.jpeg
Agency overview
Formed 1930
Jurisdiction Government of New South Wales
Website thelott.com/nswlotteries

News South Wales Lotteries, (usually marketed and referred to as NSW Lotteries) is a corporation owned by the Government of New South Wales in Australia. However, since 2010, it has been operated by Tatts Group Limited under a 40-year exclusive licence. It runs games of chance through a network of agents, most of which are newsagencies. It falls under the government portfolio of Gaming and Racing and is governed by the Public Lotteries Act 1996.


On June 1st, 2016 the NSW Lotteries brand became one of the four Tatts Group jurisdictional brands to be incorporated into a national lottery brand called ‘the Lott’. The other brands being Tatts Lottery, Golden Casket and SA Lotteries.

NSW Lotteries runs some of its lotteries itself and syndicates a number of others run by interstate lottery organisations. The lotteries offered are:

  • Lotto
    • There are three Lotto draws weekly, occurring on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Although the three are marketed identically by NSW Lotteries, the Saturday Lotto draw is a national lottery run by Tatts Group Limited and syndicated by NSW Lotteries. It is known elsewhere in Australia as Tattslotto or Gold Lotto. The Monday & Wednesday Lotto draws are run by NSW Lotteries and are available across Australia except Queensland. Although the draws are played identically, all requiring players to select six numbers from a possible 45, Saturday Lotto/Tattslotto is more expensive to enter due to its larger prize pool.
  • Lotto Strike
  • Lucky Lotteries
    • The 'Lucky Lotteries' brand is used to market the $2 Jackpot Lottery and the $5 Jackpot Lottery, which are separate although similar games.
  • Oz Lotto (run by Tatts Group and syndicated by NSW Lotteries)
  • Powerball (run by Tatts Group and syndicated by NSW Lotteries)
  • 6 from 38 Pools (run by South Australian Lotteries as 'The Pools'; syndicated as '6 from 38 Pools' by NSW Lotteries)
    • Set For Life is a new NSW Lotteries game launched on August 3, 2015.[1]

NSW Lotteries also sells various scratchcard games, under the brand 'Instant Scratch-its'.


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