Australian official lotteries offer Pick entries to play certain types of lotteries in Australia. A Pick entry is a way of playing with either 1 or 2 guaranteed winning numbers (meaning you choose less numbers in each game panel). Having 1 or 2 guaranteed winning numbers gives you more chances to win, plus the chance to win across multiple prize divisions!
With Pick Entries you can play the following lotteries:
How to play a Pick Entry?
There are many ways you can play a Pick entry
You can buy a Quick Pick ticket from a lottery retail store and provide the Pick type and the number of games you would like to play. Your numbers will be randomly generated for you at purchase.
You can also mark a coupon in-store: Using a coupon, simply mark the ‘SYSTEM/PICK’ box in the bottom right-hand corner of the game panel and using your favourite numbers mark the remaining numbers within your chosen game panel(s).
Or choose to play a system using the Lott App. After choosing your game and the draw you want to play into, choose ‘System’ in the top menu, play either a QuickPick or choose your own numbers and then select the Pick type and number of games you want to play.
Play a System via the Lott Website. Within the ‘Create Your Own’ tab for your chosen game, choose ‘System’ in the top menu, select your Pick type and the number of games you want to play. You can choose your own numbers or have them automatically filled out for you.
No matter which way you choose to play, don’t forget to save your Pick entry as a Favourite for next time.
Also note that there are 2 types of Pick entries available:
- A Pick that guarantees 2 winning numbers in a game.
- A Pick the guarantees 1 winning number in a game.
The type of Pick entry you play relates to how many numbers you select per game panel. For example if you play a Pick 5 entry in Saturday Gold Lotto, you select 5 numbers and are guaranteed 1 winning number.
Pick entries are like playing lots of standard games. Suppose you play TattsLotto a game of chance where all numbers are drawn randomly. Each number has an equal chance of being drawn. A standard game panel is 6 numbers.
When you play a Pick 5, you only need to select 5 numbers, knowing that the 6th is a guaranteed winning number.
Suppose in Pick 5 you have chosen numbers 1-5 as your Pick 5 numbers. Based on this selection, the 6th number (which is a guaranteed winning number) can be any value between 6 and 45 (as these are the remaining available numbers that could be selected). The number of equivalent Standard games are playing is based on the number of different combinations available with the 6th number after your initial selection; in this example this represents 40 equivalent standard games.
Winning a Pick entry
A winning Pick entry pays multiple prizes (and sometimes across multiple divisions) because each game contains either 1 or 2 guaranteed winning numbers. Lets consider a draw that resulted with the following winning numbers:
Continuing from above example, if you played the Pick 5 entry you would have matched 4 winning numbers + 1 supplementary number. Instead of winning a single Division 4 prize, and you would win:
3 X DIVISION 4 PRIZES + 37 X DIVISION 5 PRIZES!
You can play Pick Entries at your nearest lottery retailer, or at the Lott site online or with the Lott App.