Pick the draws to score

To play The Pools, use your knowledge to select your numbers from the match list, based on the matches you predict will have the highest drawn scores at the end of the fixture.

Results are ranked as follows:

  • Ranking 1 – Drawn matches (with goals scored)

    Drawn matches where both teams find the back of the net rank highest. If two or more drawn matches feature teams that have scored, the match in which the most goals are scored ranks first.
  • Ranking 2 – Nil-all draws

    Matches where neither team has scored. If there are two or more matches with a clean sheet, the game with the highest match list number ranks above the other scoreless contests.
  • Ranking 3 – Away side wins

    The team playing away from home scores more goals. If two or more away teams win their fixture, the match with the smaller goal difference ranks higher.
  • Ranking 4 – Home side wins

    The team playing at home scores more goals. If two or more home teams win their fixture, the match with the smaller goal difference ranks higher.

Please note, if two or more matches are ranked equally, the match with the higher match list number ranks higher.

You can play The Pools online now, via the Lott App or visit your local Golden Casket outlet.

If you're a playmaker, try a marked entry

If you think you’ve got football smarts, then a Marked Entry is for you. Using the match list to predict who you think will draw, simply choose your own 6 numbers and play from 4 to 18 game panels.

Kick off with a QuickPick

A QuickPick is a great option for rookie players learning the ropes, or if you want to play The Pools as a game of chance. All you need to do is select how many games you'd like to play from 12, 18, 24, 36 or 50 and your numbers will be randomly generated for you.

Game Add Ons

Once you’ve decided which way to play, add more options to your game for more chances to win! Explore below.

System Entry Pick Entry Top Up

Like an attacking formation? Then play a system entry

If you like to play with flair and excitement, then a System Entry is a great way to achieve an edge. Simply select from 7^ to 20 numbers per game panel for more chances to win across multiple prize divisions.

For example, if you play a System 8 you can select 8 numbers for that game panel rather than the usual 6 (equivalent to 28 standard games) or if you play a System 9 you can select 9 numbers for that game panel (equivalent to 84 standard games).

Unlike a standard entry where you are rewarded for the highest relevant division only, a System Entry rewards you for all relevant divisions. So, if you win a division 2 prize on your System 7 Entry, you will also be rewarded the division 3 and 4 prizes as well.

A System Entry can be played either as a QuickPick (2 – 50 games) or with your favourite numbers on a Marked Entry (1 – 18 games). Simply let your retailer know which System Entry you’d like or select the ‘System/Pick’ option on your marked coupon or online.

^System 7 QuickPick entries require minimum 2 game panels.

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Score with a pick entry

Even for the best teams, goals are hard to come by, so kick off your entry with a score on the board. A Pick Entry guarantees either 1 or 2 of the winning numbers.

For example, if you play a Pick 4 you only need to select 4 numbers in each game panel (gives you 2 out of the 6 winning numbers) or if you play a Pick 5 you only need to select 5 numbers in each game panel (gives you 1 out of the 6 winning numbers).

A Pick Entry can be played either as a QuickPick (1 – 50 games) or with your favourite numbers on a Marked Entry (1 – 18 games). Simply let your retailer know which Pick Entry you’d like or select the ‘System/Pick’ option on your marked coupon or online.

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Play in the big league with a top up

Looking to step up your entry and play extra games for more chances to score? If you’re using a Marked Entry and only have your own numbers for a few game panels but want to play a bigger entry, just Top Up to 12, 18, 24, 36 or 50 games and the extra numbers will be randomly generated for you.

Simply let your retailer know how many games you want to Top Up or, if you’re playing online, select the ‘QuickPick row’ or ‘QuickPick un-filled games’ options on your Marked Entry, System Entry or Pick Entry.

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Game services

Make playing even easier with one of the game services below.

Playing away? lock in your numbers with a multi-week entry

Don’t miss a second of The Pools action with a Multi-Week Entry. You can play from 2 to 10 weeks at a time.

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See a scoring opportunity? Seal it with an Advance Entry

Feeling confident about a specific fixture coming up? You can cement your entry prior to the kick off date with an Advance Entry. You can enter specific draws up to 10 weeks prior to any Pools draw date.

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Autoplay

Set your game to cruise control with the online Autoplay service. You can set up by draw (from 1 to 52 draws or ‘Every Draw’) or by jackpot (from $500K and over). Autoplay will automatically play for the period you request, or until you choose to stop.

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PLAY YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYER’S NUMBERS

As a Winners Circle member or online account holder you can store up to 50 sets of your favourite entries. You can record any Marked Entry or QuickPick entry as a ‘Favourite’.

When you want to play a set of your favourite numbers, simply present your Winners Circle Card to your retailer and ask to play a ‘Favourite’ or select from your ‘Favourites’ when playing online.

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