Play X Lotto System Entries


What is a System Entry?

System entries enable you to choose 7–20 numbers per game panel instead of 6 (a standard entry).

System entries are defined by the amount of numbers you wish to play. For example, select 8 numbers to play a System 8, and so on.

Playing a system entry multiplies the equivalent number of games you are playing, so a winning system entry can also pay multiple prizes. Refer to the X Lotto Systems prize divisions to determine how many prizes you can win playing a System Entry.

There are two ways to play a System Entry

  1. QuickPick – ask your SA Lotteries agent for a QuickPick Pick Entry to guarantee you either 1 or 2 winning numbers.
  2. Marked Coupon – grab a Coupon, mark your favourite numbers in a game panel and mark the ‘SYSTEM/PICK’ box.

How Systems work–X Lotto System 7 example

Buying a X Lotto System 7 entry and selecting these numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 gives you all possible six number combinations of those numbers. If you wrote out all of these possible combinations, it would look like this.

Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6
Game 2 1 2 3 4 5 7
Game 3 1 2 3 4 6 7
Game 4 1 2 3 5 6 7
Game 5 1 2 4 5 6 7
Game 6 1 3 4 5 6 7
Game 7 2 3 4 5 6 7

 

Why do you win more with a System Entry?

Using the above example, if the winning numbers chosen in the draw are 1, 2, 4, 5, 17, 28 with supplementary numbers 7 and 31, then you have five of the numbers correct (4 winning numbers and 1 supplementary), which looks like this:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

However, the prizes are calculated against all of the equivalent game combinations which means you win multiple times, because you have multiple winning combinations. Your wins look like this:

Combinations Division Won
Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 Division 4
Game 2 1 2 3 4 5 7 Division 4
Game 3 1 2 3 4 6 7 Division 5
Game 4 1 2 3 5 6 7 Division 5
Game 5 1 2 4 5 6 7 Division 4
Game 6 1 3 4 5 6 7 Division 5
Game 7 2 3 4 5 6 7 Division 5

Note that whether you win multiple prize divisions will depend on how many winning and supplementary numbers you match.

 

System Entries equivalent games table

System Type X Lotto
(Mon, Wed, Sat)
Powerball Oz Lotto The Pools
Pick 4 820 630 not available 561
Pick 5 40 35 780 33
System 6 not available not available 39 not available
System 7* 7 7 not available 7
System 8^ 28 28 8 28
System 9 84 84 36 84
System 10 210 210 120 210
System 11 462 462 330 462
System 12 924 924 792 924
System 13 1,716 1,716 1,716 1,716
System 14 3,003 3,003 3,432 3,003
System 15 5,005 5,005 6,435 5,005
System 16 8,008 8,008 11,440 8,008
System 17 12,376 12,376 19,448 12,376
System 18 18,564 18,564 31,824 18,564
System 19 27,132 27,132 50,388 27,132
System 20 38,760 38,760 77,520 38,760

* System 7 QuickPick Entries: minimum 2 game panels.

^ System 8 QuickPick Entries: minimum 2 game panels.