Lucky Lotteries – $2 Jackpot Lottery and $5 Jackpot Lottery
Lucky Lotteries is conducted by NSW Lotteries. The origins of the $2 and $5 Jackpot Lotteries go back to the early 1930s, and these games are essentially the same as the first lottery draw conducted in August 1931 by the NSW State Lottery Office.
Just like a raffle, each $2 and $5 Jackpot Lottery has a set number of ticket numbers to be sold. Once all are sold – ie, the lottery has been fully subscribed – the draw for that particular lottery will take place. Each $2 Jackpot Lottery has 225,000 ticket numbers to be sold, and each $5 Jackpot Lottery has 180,000 ticket numbers to be sold.
Players can choose to be allocated either random (to a maximum of 5) or sequential ticket numbers, but can’t select their own numbers.
Each lottery has a jackpot prize, which continues to grow until won. The jackpot in a $2 or $5 Jackpot Lottery is won when the selected jackpot number has already won a cash prize in the same lottery.
Due to the timing of draws, the jackpot amount advertised may already have been won when a lottery is drawn but there is always a guaranteed minimum jackpot of $500,000 in the $2 Jackpot Lottery, and $1,000,000 in the $5 Jackpot Lottery.