The Oz Lotto was introduced in February 1994, making the first national lotto game. Even though it is relatively new, OZ Lotto enjoys a wealth of rites, legends, and charms, highly valued by Australian lotto players.
Originally, Oz Lotto was a 6-number game, which required players to predict six out of 45 possible picks. However, ten years down the line, in October 2005, the lotto introduced the seventh number. This new development saw the company rebrand, emphasizing the seventh ball or number such as Oz 7 Lotto and the Super 7's OZ Lotto.
Over the years, Oz Lotto's popularity can be attributed to its large jackpots and simple rules. Talking of large jackpots, the largest jackpot amount in OZ lotto's history stands at $111,972,151.04, won by four Division 1 winners in 2012.
As of 2013, close to $5.7 billion had been won in prize money in the game's history. This amount was shared among over 120 million over the 19 years that the game had been in existence. It did not take long, with 70 million won in 2018, $150 million in 2019, and $55 million in 2021.
If the game's history is anything to go by, the Oz Lotto will undoubtedly remain the go-to online lottery in Australia.