Australia - Wednesday Lotto
The Wednesday Gold Lotto is a favorite among Aussie lotto players. It is one of the old time favorite lottos run by the Queensland Lottery Company. The Australian Gold Lotto is the traditional Wednesday Lotto but several states within Australia also have their own versions of a “Wednesday Lottery.” Each Wednesday at 8:45 Queensland time hopeful ticket holders tune into the live drawing to see if they are Australia’s next big millionaire!
Lottery Odds And Statistics
The Wednesday Gold Lotto is easy to play and based on the 6-45 matrix system. Players select six numbers from a pool of 1 to 45. Match all six and you are the Wednesday Lotto Winner! Once the six numbers are drawn an extra number is selected, called the supplementary number. By matching this supplementary number players have an extra chance to win a prize. Wednesday Gold operates on a shared lotto system rather than a rollover. Each jackpot winner will receive a guaranteed payout of AUS$ 1 Million for up to four winners. The odds of winning the Wednesday Gold Lotto are 1 in 8.14 million. Odds of winning in the fifth or final level are 1 in 211!
Lottery Security And Results
All Australian lottery games are monitored by an independent organization called Tattersalls. This committee keeps an eye on each game to make sure the people of Australia engage in a fair lottery gaming system that pays out within the allotted time frame. Since the lotto jackpot remains constant each week every jackpot winner takes home AUS$ 1 Million. On occasion the lotto holds a Superdraw where the prize can be much higher. The record for this draw was AUSA$ 32 Million in December 2005. Prizes are paid out in tax-free lump sums.
Lottery games date all the way back to 1916 in Australia. Back then the purpose of the lottery was to use the proceeds to benefit World War One veterans. The Australian Gold Lotto launched the Golden Casket line up of games in the spring of 1996. .It was named the Golden Casket to reflect the historical tradition of giving a casket as a prize. Back in the 1920s cash prizes were not permitted so valuable prizes had to be issued instead.
The Wednesday Golden Lotto is a mid-week Australian lottery game. Winners are guaranteed AUS$ 1 Million! Proceeds benefit many crucial charity organizations all around Australia. Match up the correct six numbers from 1 to 45 and you could be taking home your lump sum tax-free cash lottery prize today!