What games can I play?
$1 and $2 Games are fun, easy and quick to play - great if you've only got a few spare moments to try your luck at cash prizes up to $20,000.
$3 Games take a little longer, like our Bingo and ever-popular Word Play ticket. This ticket is very easy to play - you simply scratch to reveal each letter, then match that letter wherever it appears in the Word Play panel to make three or more complete words.
$5 Games offer a wide variety of game styles, all with the chance to win up to $100,000 cash. Our light gaming style tickets (such as Roulette, Poker and Blackjack) offer great returns and a bit of a challenge. Our long-play $5 Word Play offers the same great mechanic as the popular $3 Word Play with even more play value. In addition to these, other multiple-panel games are on offer at various times throughout the year to offer a fun and easy play mechanic with great cash prizes to be won.
$10 Games offer fantastic value with great odds (around 1 in 3.2), the highest prize payout (at 68%), minimum cash prize of $20, and the biggest top prize offering - $300,000.
$20 Games are our premium tickets and are packed with play value. These games are simple to play, offer a large prize pool, have great odds of winning and multiple top prizes.
Who can play?
Under the Lotteries Commission Act, you must be 16 years or over to purchase any Lottery Game.
How do I know I've won?
Some games you need to match three dollar amounts or symbols in each game panel. Other games have a lucky number mechanic where you require only one number match to win. There are also Word Play and Bingo and many other different games. Make sure you read the play instructions carefully to check the rules for each game.
If you’re not sure if your ticket is a winner, you can check it using the ticket checker at your local Lotterywest outlet, or ask your Lotterywest retailer to check the ticket for you. They’ll scan the ticket barcode into the terminal, which will instantly advise if your ticket is a winner. If the retailer doesn’t have a terminal they can ring Lotterywest to verify your win.
Where does the money go?
The prizes available on each Scratch’n’Win ticket vary depending on the cost of the ticket. But as a guide almost 60% of sales from our products goes in prizes to our players.
A further 33% goes back to the WA community including to health, sports, the arts and through the Lotterywest Grants Program.
Lotterywest’s operating costs account for around 7% of our revenue. Another 8% is paid in commission, which is added to the price of the tickets, and subsequently to the Lotterywest retailers who sell our games.
Depending on the value of the ticket, prizes can range from $2 to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Of course, you should be aware at the time of buying a ticket that some or all of the prizes in that game may have been won.
Are scratchies secure?
All Scratch’n’Win tickets are computer generated and printed under strict security conditions. Each ticket in each game is unique. The printing process ensures that no ticket can be tampered with, altered or mistreated in any way to reveal the game underneath. The latex is also designed to disintegrate on scratching to retain the integrity of each ticket.