There are several ways to win a prize in the Saturday or Wednesday lotto games in Australia. The prizes are split into what are known as “Divisions” where what you win depends on what combination of numbers matches the numbers you have selected on your game ticket.
There are 5 divisions in Saturday and Wednesday lotto. These are just named by numbers ranging from Division 1 (the top prize) to Division 5 (the bottom prize).
When playing your Saturday or Wednesday lotto ticket, you are required to select 6 numbers from a choice of 45 for each game you intend to enter. You are also required to enter a minimum of 4 games for each lotto draw that takes place.
During the draw, 8 numbers in total are drawn. There are 6 game numbers plus 2 supplementary numbers. To claim the top prize, you must match all 6 game numbers with the 6 numbers you have selected on your entry. The supplementary numbers are used to determine the divisional prizes in division 2 and 5.
Here’s a complete breakdown of how to win on the Saturday and Wednesday Lotto:
Prizes are distributed evenly between the number of ticket holders who have won each division.