Lottery- System Entry- Giving More Chances to Win

System Entry
Interested in Lotto? Which Lotto makes you dream fantasy to be a millionaire? As you know your popular Lotto game is conducted by NSW Lotteries on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday offering players the chance to make their million dollar dreams come true every week over three games. Just a quick recall of the games

  • Saturday Lotto offers an estimated Division 1 prize pool of $4 million every Saturday plus regular Superdraws offering $20 million and over!
  • Monday & Wednesday Lotto offers a guaranteed $1 million Division 1 prize for up to four winners every Monday and Wednesday.

There are many options available for the lottery players to choose their lottery tickets and the numbers for draw. Like Quick Pick where you have different games to quick pick and numbers are generated at random for you. You also have another option called Mark your Coupon with your numbers that are really special to you they could mean more to you when you play Lotto. But there is another unique option to play more numbers per game for a greater chance to win. This option of play is called System Entry.

What is System Entry?

Win System
In a layman’s word System Entry is the thrill of multiplying your win. In an entry type you can play, which gives you the chance to multiply your prize money whenever you win. It’s called a System entry! Thus a System entry gives you many chances to win by playing up to 20 numbers in a single panel. The real benefit of a System entry is that if you win, you win more than a standard entry! Anyone can play a system entry and take advantage of its multiplying effect on winning.

How to play System Entry

System Entry
A System entry allows you to choose up to 20 numbers in a single game panel. Playing a System game is like playing in lots of standard games. A standard game panel in Lotto is 6 numbers. So when you choose more than 6 numbers in a panel, you get many combinations of 6 numbers which can be made from the numbers you choose.
The table below shows you how many equivalent games each system entry gives you.
System Entry-Table1
A simple example of the concept of System and equivalent games can be shown in the following table. Let’s use a Lotto System 7 as an example. If you buy a Lotto System 7 entry and choose these seven numbers: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7; you will automatically have all possible game combinations of 6 numbers that these numbers give you. If you wrote out all of these possible combinations for your 7 numbers, it would look like this.
Let’s use the above example where we played a Lotto System 7 and chose the numbers 1 through 7, (the equivalent to 7 games). So then, if the winning numbers chosen in the draw are; 1, 2, 4, 5, 17, 28 with Supps 7 & 31
Then out of the 7 numbers you chose, you have 5 of the numbers correct, which looks like this:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

However, because you are playing a system entry, the prizes are calculated against all of the equivalent game combinations. And this means that you can win multiple times, because you have multiple combinations of 6 numbers. Your wins look like this:
So as you can see, when playing a system entry, you have the ability to win multiple times on one entry.

Types of System Entries

Types of System Entry
The ‘type’ of System entry relates to how many numbers are selected in one game panel. So a System 8 means you select 8 numbers, and a System 17 means you select 17 numbers. You can choose from 7 – 20 numbers in one game.

System Entry and Powerball

System entries operate differently in Powerball where you can only choose extra numbers in the first game panel. So to play a System 10 in Powerball, you choose 10 numbers in the first panel, and only one number – the Powerball – in the second panel. You can also combine the benefits of a PowerHit Entry to create a PowerHit System Entry and give yourself more chances to win. Even with a minor win, you can collect multiple prizes with a System entry.

  • Have a Powerball coupon at your local NSW Lotteries Outlet or select your numbers when you buy Powerball online
  • Mark 7 – 20 numbers in each game panel (e.g mark 9 numbers for a System 9 Entry etc)
  • Play 1 – 50* games on a QuickPick (* Powerball System 7 QuickPick Entries: minimum 2 game panels.)
  • Play 1 – 18 games on a marked coupon
  • Mark the “System/Pick” check box on your coupon or select this option when you buy Powerball online.

How many ways are there to play a System Entry

There are two ways to play a System Entry. Quick Pick and Marked Coupon.

  • QuickPick – You can ask your NSW Lotteries retailer for a System QuickPick Entry and the numbers will be randomly generated for you or select this option when you buy online.
  • Marked Coupon – Take a coupon, cross (x) your favourite numbers in a game panel, then also place a cross (x) in the “SYSTEM/PICK” box in that game panel or select your numbers and this option when you buy online.

For all Lotto games, you can play anything from one System game panel on a coupon up to the following:

System type Maximum games per
Maximum games per
marked coupon
– When playing a System 7 QuickPick in Saturday, Monday & Wednesday Lotto, Powerball and The Pools, a minimum of 2 game panels is required.
– When playing a System 8 in Oz Lotto a minimum of 2 game panels is required.
System 7 to System 20 50 18

How to Check Your Entries

All the latest lotto draw results can be found on NSW lotteries website and they’re updated just after the draw (excluding The Pools). Lotto draw results for Oz Lotto and Powerball are aired on 7TWO at approximately 8:30pm (9:30pm AEDT).Telecast times are subject to change so please check your local TV guide. Oz Lotto draw results are televised on Tuesday nights, Powerball draw results are televised on Thursday nights. The draw videos are also posted online at NSW Lottery Website. You can also visit your local NSW Lotteries outlet and use the NSW Lotteries self checking Ticket Checker to see if you have won a prize yourself.
You can also call or SMS results phone lines to check the latest as well as historical results any time.

  • For latest results call 1900 9 LOTTO (1900 956 886).
    (Calls made in Australia are charged at $A0.55c per minute. Higher rates apply from payphones, mobiles or for overseas callers. Provided by Salmat Digital. Helpline 1800 653 344. 1900 service not available for Instant Scratch-Its)
  • SMS results service – SMS to 197 LOTTO (197 56 886)
    Simply send an SMS to 197 LOTTO (197 56 886) including the game name (Monday Lotto, Wednesday Lotto, Saturday Lotto, Strike, Pools, Powerball, OZ Lotto). (Cost is A$0.75c per SMS. Provided by Salmat Digital. Helpline 1300 131 276. SMS service is not available for Lucky Lotteries)

Many newspapers, radio stations and television stations publish the results as a service to their local community following each draw. Alternatively, check your ticket for the draw date and refer to the major prize results poster or the results list in the results folder displayed at NSW Lotteries outlets.

Claiming Prizes

Prize values can range from a few dollars to a few million dollars so there are a number of ways to claim your prize.

  • For Players Club members at NSW Lotteries it’s easy to check if you’ve won a prize. Have your card scanned in-store at a NSW Lotteries Outlet and the lottery terminal will let you know if you have any unclaimed prizes.
  • All prizes up to and including $1,000 can be claimed at any NSW Lotteries Outlet by presenting your Players Club card together with your winning ticket. This is an important security feature which further protects your prizes from being claimed by anyone but you.
  • If you forget to claim a prize (excluding first division prizes and jackpot prizes for Lucky Lotteries), NSW Lotteries automatically sends you a cheque or free ticket certificate, containing the new ticket entry details, three to four weeks after the draw for prizes over $1,000.00 and up to $10,000.00. Unclaimed prizes $1,000.00 or less and prizes over $10,000.00 are automatically paid by cheque after 8 weeks. If your ticket is a multi-week or multi-draw entry, your prize will be paid 8 weeks after the last draw on the ticket.
  • All unregistered prizes up to and including $1,000.00 can be claimed at any NSW Lotteries Outlet by presenting your winning ticket.
  • You can fill the Prize Claim Form and include this in an envelope together with the ORIGINAL winning lottery tickets, remembering to keep copies for your own records. Complete your name, address and signature on the back of the lottery ticket. Secure the Prize Claim Form and your ORIGINAL winning lottery tickets in an envelope, affix a postage stamp and post to:

Customer Service
PO Box 6687
Silverwater NSW 2128

  • First Division and Lucky Lotteries Jackpot prizes are only available for payment from the first business day 2 weeks following the draw. The Prize Claim Form can be obtained at any NSW outlet or can be downloaded from NSW Website.

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