Saturday Lotto is a nationwide lottery played in Australia.
The Lotto is called TattsLotto in Tasmania, Vitoria, and Northern Territory.
Queenslanders know it as Gold Lotto, whereas in Southern Australia, it is
called X Lotto. It started in 1972. The first games of the Lotto were
European-styled lotteries. The lottery draws every week, and tickets are
Australians began to
bet in 1810 with a horse race in Hyde Park. Betting eventually became an
essential part of the Settlers' entertainment and culture. From hiring a
bookmaker to bet on a horse, the Australian has come to gamble online. Online
betting has gained incredible momentum with the rise of the lottery. The
significance of the lottery in the Australian culture has evolved with the
times. The Victorian Government introduced the Saturday Lotto in 1972. The
target initially was to raise funds for the Australian National Health System.
Today, the game is not restricted to Australians alone. People from all over
the world use online websites to participate in the game. The lotto is a great
weekend getaway right at home and a little something to look forward to during
There are special
events called the Superdraw and the Megadraw. The Superdraw is a regular event
that occurs six times a year. Five per cent of the weekly draw is held as a reserve
and kept as a special fund for the Superdraw. The Superdraw works much like the
regular Saturday Lotto.
The Saturday Lotto organizes the biggest lottery
called the Megadraw once a year in Australia. The rules for Megadraw are the
same as the regular lotto game. In a Megadraw, there are usually several
winners in the Division 1 category. Christmas or New year is typically the time
for a Megadraw. In January 2021, there were 19 winners to the game.
Tips to Tickle the
While it is fun to
pick a number by random, smart gameplay can be enjoyable, too. Numbers are not
chosen at random as humans subconsciously pick numbers that increase the risk
of shared wins. Significant dates or lucky numbers may be a superstition. But
studies are suggesting that the least likely number picked in a lottery is 13.
Traditionally too, the number 13 is considered unlucky. Scientifically, there
is no evidence to suggest that lottery numbers follow any logic. Lottery
experts recommend Quickies that uses a computer algorithm called Random Number
Generator (RNG). The lottery terminals use the same technology to ensure
completely randomized results.
What are the Odds?:
Lotteries are random,
but some have better odds than others. Odds also determine the thrill level of
the lottery and determine the emotional investment of the participants. If the
odds are very low, they won't be in the participant's favour. The odds of
Division 1 in Superdraw are more favourable than that of the other lottos in
the same division making it more enjoyable.
A group of friends,
family, or even work colleagues pool funds to maximize their chances. A
syndicate makes lotto more of an enjoyable and memorable experience. Syndicates
take away 20% of all lottery jackpots. A group offers the opportunity to play
more numbers and increase the odds.
Playing the game more
will help one develop intuition and understanding of the game. Most players
claim that they had been buying tickets for the fun of it before they eventually
won. The consistency also reduces the stress and monotony of routine life with
its refreshing touch.