Monday Lotto Guide
The Monday Lotto is a great lottery game to play and can give a minimum of $1 million as the jackpot prize. Understanding the rules is essential to maximize the bets. This Monday Lotto guide will help new players in the basic structure of this thrilling Lotto game.
There are a total of 45 numbers to choose from in the Monday Lotto guide, you can find the monday lotto results above. Players then choose six numbers to use in the weekly draw. To determine the winner of the Monday Lotto game, a draw is held every Monday night and a total of eight balls are randomly selected. The first six balls are called the winning numbers and are the basis for the jackpot prize. The other two numbers are called supplementary numbers and are used for the other available prizes in the lottery. There are five divisions wherein a player can win a cash prize. Division 1 is for successfully getting all six winning numbers thus giving the player the highest amount possible. Divisions 2 up to 5 have combinations that involve the winning numbers, the supplementary numbers or both.
Another factor this Monday Lotto guide emphasizes on is the odds for winning the different division prizes. There is a ratio of 504,218:1 in winning the Division 1 prize while players have a 19:1 chance to win the Division 5 prize, which requires 3 winning numbers and any supplementary number. To aid in this ratio, the Monday Lotto guide allows various game options aside from the standard 6 number combination. Players are allowed for Systems betting wherein they can choose up to 18 numbers to get the Division prizes. The betting amount for each System entry vary and are priced higher than the standard 6 number combination since the ratios are significantly lessened due to the higher probability of winning.
When Can I Play Monday Lotto?
Monday lotto results are drawn every Monday, tickets can be bought on the same day of the draw. Time of the draw depends on the state lottery.
- For NSW Lotteries and its resellers, the draw happens at 8:30pm (AEDT).
- For Tattersalls, the draw is at 7:30pm, but the lotto results are generally available by 9:00pm (AEST)
To be sure, check your lottery ticket to see when your game is drawn.
Draw close times depend on the state lottery as well.
- For Oz Lotteries, an NSW Lotteries reseller, draw close time is at 6:30pm (AEDT).
- For Tattersalls, entries close at 7:30pm.
Ask your state lottery about your area’s draw close time.
How to Play Monday Lotto
Here’s what you need to do to play and win Monday Lotto:
- Purchase a ticket.
- You can then either choose your own numbers or asking the retailer/website for randomly generated ones.
- There are three ways to play:
- A standard game is played by choosing six regular numbers and two "supplementary" numbers from a selection numbered 1 to 45. Eight will be randomly selected by the lottery company. If your numbers match the ones selected by the lottery company, you win the game.
- You can also play multi-week entries for other days of the week, using the same numbers for several weeks at a time.
- There is also a "systems entry", which lets you choose more numbers per game to increase your chances of winning.
Here are the divisions for Monday Lotto:
Winning numbers required
Odds in 18 games
All 6 winning numbers
5 winning numbers plus either of the 2 supplementary numbers
5 winning numbers
4 winning numbers
3 winning numbers plus either of the 2 supplementary numbers
1 or 2 winning numbers plus 2 supplementary numbers
Monday Lotto was started by New South Wales Lotteries in—you guessed it—New South Wales (NSW). The game’s first-ever draw was held on Monday, November 5, 1979. It was the only lotto played in NSW until Oz Lotto was started in 1994. On October 13, 2008, Tattersall’s began selling Monday Lotto in Tasmania and Victoria. Golden Casket, which is in charge of lotto operations in Queensland, does not take part in Monday Lotto.
Starting April 2004, Monday Lotto has been similar to Saturday Lotto in terms of mechanics. Six regular numbers and two “supplementary” numbers are selected as winners from a pool of 45 balls.
Did you know that Monday Lotto is called “X Lotto” in South Australia? “X Lotto” is also played on Saturdays and Wednesdays.