About SA Lotteries

SA Lotteries operates South Australia’s favourite lottery games – X Lotto, Oz Lotto, Powerball, Set for Life, Keno, Instant Scratch-Its, Super 66 and The Pools.

Our history


South Australian State Parliament passes the State Lotteries Act and Royal Assent is given to establish the Lotteries Commission of South Australia.


The first lottery tickets go on sale on 15 May from the Walsh Building (corner of Gawler Place and what is now Rundle Mall) and agencies throughout South Australia.

A One Dollar Lottery is introduced, offering a first prize of $30,000.


Following the success of TattsLotto in Victoria, South Australia launches a similar game, Saturday X Lotto.


The first of a series of 60 cent lotteries is drawn. Subsequently, $3, $4, $5, $10 and $20 lotteries are created to coincide with events such as the Adelaide Cup, Football Carnival and the Grand National Hurdle.


SA Lotteries relocates to 23 Rundle Mall and celebrates by holding its first $1 million lottery.


SA Lotteries pioneers the Australian launch of instant money games, now known as Instant Scratch-Its.


Lottery organisations from South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia form the Australian Lotto Bloc to enable a larger X Lotto division one prize pool.


SA Lotteries goes ‘on-line’. The new computerised system allows entries to be purchased up to the day of the draw. Customers can also buy randomly selected computer generated numbers known as EasiPicks (now called QuickPicks) for the first time.


SA Lotteries launches a new game – The Pools. This game, based on the long-running British soccer pools system, has already been operating in Victoria and Queensland. An Australia-wide Soccer Pools Bloc is formed, enabling the states to combine for larger prize pools.


SA Lotteries introduces Club Keno, a computer-generated game with draws every five minutes, instant cash payouts, and large jackpot prizes.

X Lotto Xtra is introduced on Monday nights as an additional game for South Australian players only.


Australia’s first national game, Oz Lotto, is launched by the Australian Lotto Bloc. The multi-million dollar jackpotting game has a six from 45 numbers structure and six prize divisions. The first draw is televised live nationally on Tuesday 22 February.

SA Lotteries introduces the Easiplay Club member registration service to offer improved prize security for players.


Following the success of Oz Lotto, the Australian Lotto Bloc launches a second national jackpotting game, Powerball.


SA Lotteries’ Keno game goes on sale in the Australian Capital Territory.


Keno’s prize structure is altered to replace Spot 8, 9 and 10 jackpots with fixed prizes of $50,000, $150,000 and $1 million respectively.


A Spot 10 Keno jackpot is reintroduced offering a minimum prize pool of $1 million.


SA Lotteries introduces a Wednesday night lotto draw with a division one prize pool of $400,000.


Oz Lotto restructures from six from 45 numbers to seven from 45 numbers with seven prize divisions and more prizes.


The mid-week Lotto draws are relaunched as Monday & Wednesday X Lotto as SA Lotteries joins forces with New South Wales and Western Australia to enable increased division one prize pools.


Tatts Group is appointed the Master Agent and administrator of all SA Lotteries games under a 40 year licence.

Monday & Wednesday X Lotto is revised to offer a sixth prize division to align the game with Saturday X Lotto.


In August the Australian Lotto Bloc launches the first national game since 1996, Set for Life. Set for Life is a unique eight from 37 numbers game with draws conducted every day of the year and a 1st Prize of $20,000 every month for 20 years. The first draw is held on Friday 7 August, and the first winning entry is drawn two days later on Sunday 9 August.


As part of Tatts Group, SA Lotteries continues operating lottery games throughout South Australia, turning dreams into reality for hundreds of players each year.


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Our Partnerships

SA Lotteries is a proud partner of the key industry bodies that support and represent members of our agency network.


Australian Hotels Association (SA)

The Australian Hotels Association (SA) supports more than 180 licensed SA Lotteries agencies by encouraging and promoting the pursuit of excellence in service, facilities and management practices.


Australian Newsagents' Federation (SA)

With more than 190 newsagencies in our agency network, SA Lotteries encourages performance through annual sponsorship of the SA Annual Award for Excellence in the Newsagency Industry.

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Clubs SA

With an agency network that includes more than 30 licensed clubs, SA Lotteries extends its support to these businesses through ongoing sponsorship of Clubs SA. We also support the 'Community Service' award category in the Annual Awards of Excellence.

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State Lotteries Act 1966

SA Lotteries was established under the State Lotteries Act in 1966 to create prosperity for South Australia.