Lotto FAQ

Q: Can I buy Lotto and Powerball tickets Online  ?

A: Yes, you can quickly and easily purchase your Monday Lotto, Tuesday Oz Lotto, Wednesday Lotto, Thursday Powerball & Saturday Gold Lotto tickets all online right here and for the US Powerball, Mega Millions and other overseas lotteries click here.

Q: How many lotto numbers do I need to pick for a standard game?

A: Here are the various numbers you need to select for each lottery:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Saturday Lotto: Six numbers from 1 to 45.
  • Tuesday Oz Lotto: Seven numbers from 1 to 45.
  • Thursday Powerball: Six regular numbers from 1 to 40 and also one separate Powerball number from 1 to 20.

Q: Do I have to be a resident of Australia to play lotto?

A: No, you do not need to be an Australian resident or even a citizen to play any of the lotto games in Australia. The only requirement is that you have to be at least 18 years of age to play.

Q: How do I know if I’ve won the lottery?

A: If you purchased your tickets through your account in a lottery company’s website such as this one, you will be informed of your winnings directly, but be sure to confirm this with the applicable lottery company in the state in which you live anyway.

  • For the very latest Lotto Results online check here.

Q: I think I am being targeted by a lottery scam. How do I know if it’s a scam or legitimate ?

A: If you were told that you’ve won a lottery and would receive a big cash prize even if you haven’t bought a ticket, then there’s every chance you’re being targeted by scammers. Under no circumstances should you divulge your personal banking or account information via email, text or phone to someone you are unsure about.

For more information on possible Lotto and Lottery scams, please contact the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) via their infoline at 1300 303 143 or go to their website at

Q: Do I have to pay tax for my lottery winnings?

A: No, lottery winnings are not taxable in Australia. If you do win a lotto or lottery prize however, it is still your responsibility to check the relevant tax laws in your state. For example, if your winnings earn interest whilst deposited in the bank and reach a certain threshold, you may have to pay tax on the amount of interest earned.

If you live outside of Australia, you may have to pay tax under your country’s applicable tax system, so you should check your individual tax liability prior to playing any lotto games here.

Q: What if I can’t remember my online account password?

A: If you enter your password incorrectly for a certain number of times, your account may be temporarily suspended. To avoid this happening, look for the option to retrieve or reset your password at the login page. You may have to answer a security question and/or click a link sent to your registered e-mail account for updated login access.