What's the record amount of winners?
The record for the most Division One
winners in a single draw was 150. The 150 people each won A$15,427 in
Tattslotto on 24 July 1993. The Division One prize pool was over $2.3
- Victoria - October 2000
3rd time Division 1 winner!
John Dent (55) of Victoria has won the lotteries
Division 1 for the the 3rd time!
The first time was in 1976 winning $42,000. The second time was in Nov
1998 as a syndicate winning of $41,000 of the $373,000 prize. Now in Oct
2000 he won $810,000.
When trying to come up with the tricky odds of 1 person winning division
1 three times a mathematician came up with the odds of 1 in
540,359,590,097,466,216,000 or in other words 540 billion, billion to
- New South Wales
New Lotto terminals
N.S.W. are getting brand new terminals where the
customer can put there own lotto coupons in like the TAB!!!
- Australia - August 12
I was driving home from church and saw a plane
flying around with one of those message manners flapping behind it! It
was advertising a super draw ticket for that Saturday night! What
next! Moon bill boards?
- Australia - June 00
Scratch birthday cards
I just noticed today that Hallmark have released a
range of Cards (for birthday's etc) with a question and 3 or 4 scratch
off panels on the front, all with different answers under them. You can
read on a separate bit of paper in the shrink-wrap card/envelope package
what is under the scratching areas. Great Idea!
- Victoria -
Winter Heats up
A new $4 game called 'Beat the Heat' has
come out where you scratch 4 thermometers and see if your temperature
beats the record. Hot game but why it was brought out in winter? Maybe
ambitious thinking or just a psychological winning sales name for
the cold weather.
- New South Wales - March 00
More Smells on a $1.10 ticket
A third Scratch and sniff ticket has been created,
'DOUGHNUTS'. What's interesting is that usually Australian tickets have
"$1 incl. 9c Comm." written on them however these 3
sniff tickets have "$1 Plus 10c Comm." and literally
cast you $1.10. I don't know why it's not included. They might not be
making enough profit on such a small ticket.
- Victoria - January 00
Almost Pull Tabs
Tattersall's has introduced a 'pull the tab off
and match the number on the poster' game. It's called 'Tattslotto
Instant Gold'. For every 18 game 'quick pick' you buy you receive the
card game which offers 20 gold bars to be won worth $2,000 each. We haven't seen any games like this in Victoria since I
- Australia - January
Million dollar Ice creams
Here we go again. Following the recent influx of lottery
draw promotions is a new one where you buy a box of ice creams and you
get 4 draw chances for an Oz Lotto draw (No. 316 - 319) in ever pack.
- Western Australia - December 99
You can't loose!
A new $5 W.A. ticket 'Christmas Gift' W19
claims 'Every ticket wins a prize'.
This way in stead of giving a scratch ticket for a Christmas present and
them loosing you know they will win. If you think it's a sure way to get
rich then think again. This $5 ticket has mostly prizes under $5 and
even then the prize can be a free $2 Scratch ticket, which will probably
- Victoria - 31 December 99
Free $21 Million jackpot tickets for new years eve draw
Tattersall's is having a $21,000,000 lotto draw on
new years eve 1999, DRAW No.1925. 18 free games
entries come with every 90c Herald Sun Newspaper on December 23rd. You
can only win on 1st and 2nd division with the free tickets.
My tip: The newspaper tickets are great
value but there's so much promotion, so many entries, so many winners,
probably no millionaires.
UPDATE! 2 Jan 00
Well, no one likes it when someone says "I told you so"
so I won't say it now but here's what happened:
- 8 million entries (17 million
or so people in Australia)
- previous record in Australia
was 3.7 million entries
- 2.5 million sold on Friday
- 947,352 division 2 or less
- 25 division 1 entries
- all got $840,000 (not even
close to $21,000,000!)
- Victoria - 11 December 99
3rd Time Unlucky! - Balls don't Drop
After an impeccable record over its history it's
the 3rd time in 4 months that a lottery drawing machine has malfunctioned
on live television. Tattslotto draw 1919 (Victoria
Australia) was meant to start its usual routine of dropping the set of
45 balls, mixing them and then selecting them one by one but.....nothing
happened! the 2 presenters stood there 'hinting' for the draw to start a
couple of times as they had finished there little pre draw blurb but
nothing happened. The problem was said to be an electrical fault
possible from a power surge.
- New South Wales - November
Cluedo NSW $3 G149
Its fantastic to see the innovations coming out in the 'extended play'
scratch tickets. For years we have had Bingo and have more recently seen
games such as Crosswords, Snakes & Ladders and Monopoly. Now Cluedo
You have to scratch the rooms and slowly eliminate the suspects, rooms
& weapons and you end up with 1 of each left, you then reveal the solution
to se if it matches your suspects. You win a random cash prize for each
matched correctly and can win up to 3 times. It's a great ticket!!!
- New South Wales
- 8 November 1999
Pay if you lose
Numerous times there have been promotions that if a store assistant doesn't
ask if you want to buy a scratch ticket when you are purchasing a ticket
you receive one free. A promotion is now running IN NSW where if you buy
7 joined $1 scratch tickets and don't win anything they will pay you
- Queensland - 99
$4 Torpedoes Q95
A cool battleship type extended play ticket. You scratch the coordinates
and win prizes for each ship or mine you sink.
- Australia - 21 August 1999
2nd time unlucky,
Tattslotto draw No.1887
After years of faultless operation
the second lottery drawing machine has malfunctioned in a week. This
time it was Tattslotto's turn. Instead of 10+ balls flying out
like in the oz lotto draw (see below) this time 1 ball got
On an interview after the first
malfunction a radio announcer interviewing the lottery person said
"maybe we can place bets on weather the machine will break
down" the lottery reply was that the odds would be so greatly
stacked against a break down that it could be thousands (or millions, I
can't remember) to 1. The announcer said he'd take the odds and
put $1 on it, jokingly. Well he should of cause he'd now be a rich
- Australia - 17 August 1999
Oz lotto draw No.287 goes
into a frenzy!
An Australia wide Lottery draw, Oz Lotto, went wild
when the machine started drawing numbers so fast that they had to declare the draw to be
void and bring in a spare machine to complete the draw. There is a minor uproar from
people who had the 'void' numbers.
The lady who was hosting said she often joked about what she would do if something wrong
happened as she would have to fill in 2 minutes. On a remark that this footage would be
shown around the world as a blooper she jokingly admitted "of all the nights, it was
a bad hair night too!"
- Victoria - 1 June 1999
The first year 2000 themed
scratch tickets have hit the market. $4 'Countdown 2000' ticket has 5 games one of which
you have to reveal YR2000 and another one where you need the sequence 3,2,1, to win.
UPDATE!: I thought some
would get tricked with the 321 sequence, all other tickets ask for three of a kind, I have
already found a 321 ticket (won $5) that someone probably was looking for 3 of a kind!
I'm finding heaps not scratched correctly
- Victoria - 26 May 1999
Heart attack - winning ticket - and a second winning ticket!
By FERGUS MAGUIRE
The Age newspaper
Bill Morgan's luck changed last year after his heart stopped
beating for 14 minutes and 38 seconds.
The 37-year-old truck driver from Cranbourne said that when his heart started again he
began a new life and an amazing run of good luck, capped yesterday when he won $250,000.
Two weeks ago, Mr Morgan won a $27,000 car after buying the last Tatts scratch ticket in
stock at his local newsagency at Cranbourne.
Asked to re-enact his win yesterday at a stunt set up by Tattersall's for the media, Mr
Morgan scratched the panels on a $5 ticket, paled and said: ``I just won $250,000.''
Before bursting into tears, he said: ``I think I'll have another heart attack.''
Mr Morgan's lucky streak began in April last year when he drove himself to Dandenong
Hospital after having a heart attack.
He was treated with a drug to which he suffered a severe allergic reaction. His heart
stopped and he went into a coma.
``The doctors said I had a very slim chance of coming out of it and even if I did they
thought I'd be very badly brain damaged,'' Mr Morgan said.
``They were about to switch off the life-support machine, but decided to transfer me up to
the Alfred Hospital at the last minute.''
On Anzac Day last year, after 12 days in a coma,
Mr Morgan regained consciousness. He suffered no ill-effects apart from some temporary
short-term memory loss.
Mr Morgan celebrated his ``one year of being alive'' by proposing to his girlfriend, Lisa
Wells, 32, on Anzac Day this year.
His good fortune continued when he bought the scratch ticket.
Gerry Devine of Tattersall's thought it was such a great story that he invited the media
to the Cranbourne newsagency yesterday for the presentation of the car keys to Mr Morgan,
who had taken time off from a delivery for the presentation.
Dazed at his latest luck, he rang his boss to say he had to take the rest of the day off.
``My boss wasn't happy. He said he couldn't afford a replacement driver, so I told him to
pay them with my money,'' Mr Morgan said. ``I wasn't in any state to be driving a truck.
I'm still not.''
He plans to buy a bigger house (``something with a nice garden'') and invest the rest of
his windfall. ``It's not enough to retire on so I'll keep working and I'll still buy the
occasional scratchie. Who knows, I may win again.''
By FERGUS MAGUIRE
The Age newspaper
Some members of the public think that this event was rigged
in order to promote the lottery company here are some for and against arguments, make up
your own mind.
|It was set up because...
- This man had a 'sob' story and would look god being helped by
the lottery company
- The chanced of winning 1 big prize is so remote that winning 2
is impossible to conceive
- There just happened to be a film crew there to film the event,
|It was real Because...
- The lottery company would not promote the fact that the major
prizes for a ticket has been won, who's going to buy that ticket now?
- Everyone swears that it was legitimate, from the reporter to
- Someone's got to win
- South Australia - May 99
This probably doesn't mean much to you all but
finally I have found a scratch ticket with a BMW on it. I have 60+ BMW models and so I
guess you could say they are my favourite. It's a Z3 on a $5 South Australian ticket.
Unfortunately it's a drawing but it's better than
If anyone has a copy of this ticket contact
- Victoria - April 99
Just purchase any specially marked "Tattslotto Milk
Money" 2 litre milk bottle from your local supermarket or milk bar. Printed on the
bottle will be your one free Tattslotto game together with the relevant Tattslotto draw
alongside the use by date.
Simply watch Channel 7 for the relevant Tattslotto Draw on Saturday night. If the numbers
on your 2 litre milk bottle match then you will share in millions of dollars.
- Queensland - April 99
$5 SET FOR LIFE Q041
$50,000 A YEAR FOR 25 YEARS!
Queenslanders will have the chance to be 'Set For Life' with Golden Casket's new $5 Set
For Life Scratch ticket. An Australian first which offers players the chance to win a top
prize of $50,000 a year every year for 25 years.
All you have to do is buy the new Instant Scratch-Its 'Set For Life' ticket and scratch
each game panel.
Match three "SET FOR LIFE" symbols in the bottom game panel an you've won the
big one - $50,000 a year for 25 years!
UPDATE: NSW also came out
with an equivalent, $4 Win for Life G180
which pays 50,000 for 20 years.
- New South Wales - March 99
Scratch and sniff
2 'scratch and sniff' ticket
have been produced
(NSW ID137 $1.10 "Go Troppo" and NSW $1.10 Go
Bananas ) It has a strawberry like sent from what I can smell.
People in Australia who go through bins looking for used scratch tickets are called
"EMU's" (an Australian version of an ostrich) buy the lottery
This is because Emus
bob up and down pecking on the ground for food and Ticket
collectors bob up and down as they
pull the tickets out of the rubbish bins!