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Saturday lottery game changes seek to invigorate sales

Mark Fletcher
June 27th, 2020 · No Comments

Lotterywest yesterday announced details of changes to the Saturday game to come into effect from October this year.

Bigger Division 1 prize
The Division 1 prize will increase from an estimated $4 million to an estimated $5 million.

Change to Division 6 winning combination and improved odds
The Division 6 Winning Number combination will change to 3 Winning Numbers (from 1 or 2 Winning Numbers and 2 Supplementary Numbers), which improves the odds of winning a Division 6 prize.

More overall winners
The odds of winning any Saturday Lotto prize have improved, meaning more winners in every draw.

Price increase
To support the increased Division 1 prize and more overall winners, the subscription price for Saturday Lotto will increase from 65 cents to 75 cents per game (plus retailer commission).

There is no change to the game matrix (drawing 6 Winning Numbers and 2 Supplementary Numbers from a barrel of 45) so players won’t need to update their Favourite Numbers.

Lottery retailers I have spoken with are happy with the changes, most felt changes were overdue given changes to other games.

With the gambling space more competitive than ever, continued evolution of these more traditional games is important to their future.

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