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.
You can play The Pools online now, or visit your local NSW Lotteries outlet.
Once you’ve decided which way to play, add more options to your game for more chances to win! Explore below.
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.
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.
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 6, 10, 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.
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.
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.
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.
PLAY YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYER’S NUMBERS
As a Players Club 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 Players Club Card to your retailer and ask to play a ‘Favourite’ or select from your ‘Favourites’ when playing online.
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