Only hours remain until the biggest draw of the year...Oz Lotto's $50 million draw takes place tonight! 

Tuesday 1 May, 2012 - Following seven weeks of jackpotting, the biggest draw of 2012 will take place this evening (Tuesday 1 May) with the Oz Lotto $50 million jackpot draw.

Tatts spokesperson Elissa Lewis advises Oz Lotto hopefuls to ensure they purchase their tickets early to avoid disappointment.

“Selling into this evening’s $50 million Oz Lotto draw closes at 7.30pm AEST, however not all newsagencies open late on Tuesday evening, so it is advisable to pick up your entry as early as you can to avoid missing out,” Ms Lewis said.

“This is the biggest draw to date in 2012 so we expect Tatts retailers will have a busy afternoon selling tickets, there may even be queues of people waiting to purchase their chance at winning a share of the $50 million Oz Lotto jackpot.

“Along with the $50 million jackpot in tonight’s Oz Lotto draw there are thousands of other divisional prizes to be won,” Ms Lewis added.

The largest amount won by any Tatts customer in lotto history was more than $58 million in a Powerball draw in 2008, but if one winner in Tasmania or the Northern Territory scoops the entire $50 million jackpot in tonight’s Oz Lotto draw they will instantly become the biggest Tatts winner in their state!

Oz Lotto players are reminded to register their Oz Lotto ticket to their Tatts Card to protect their prizes.

“By registering your Oz Lotto ticket to your Tatts Card, not only do you protect your prizes but should you be a shareholder in the $50 million jackpot, Tatts will contact you directly with the good news,” Ms Lewis added.

The $50 million Oz Lotto draw will be broadcast on Channel 7 at approximately 8.30pm. The results of the draw will be available here on the Tatts website, following the draw.