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What is a System entry?

A System entry is a quick and easy way to increase the number of games you play in a draw.
The more games you play in each draw, the better your chances of winning. Because playing Systems multiplies the number of games you are playing, a winning System entry pays multiple prizes

A System entry is a quick and easy way to increase the number of games you play in a draw. The more games you play in each draw, the better your chances of winning. Because playing Systems multiplies the number of games you are playing, a winning System entry pays multiple prizes.

Types of Systems games

More numbers
These increase your chances of winning by giving you more numbers in each game and therefore more chances to win.

Fewer numbers
These increase your chances of winning by reducing the number of correct Winning Numbers you need to have. That is, you don’t need to get all six Winning Numbers to win Division 1 in Saturday Lotto, as the entry type will ‘give’ you the additional Winning Numbers.

How can I play?

A System entry allows you to play up to 20 of your selected numbers, and every possible combination of those numbers. For example, select 7 numbers to play a System 7 entry, select 18 numbers to play a System 18, and so on. You can choose your own numbers on a playslip or ask for a Slikpik.

How does a System entry work?

We can illustrate how Systems entries work by using a System 8 entry for Saturday Lotto: Select any 8 numbers between 1 and 45, for example: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Your System 8 entry will comprise 28 games, each with six number combinations of your selected eight numbers. Your ticket will only display your eight chosen numbers, however your entry comprises of 28 games.

Winning Systems entries pay multiple prizes because each game comprises a similar pattern of numbers. For example, if the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 are among the Saturday Lotto Winning Numbers, Games 1 to 6 would each be eligible for a prize.

TIP: Joining a syndicate is a great way to play Systems. A syndicate is a group of lottery players who share the cost of a Lotto ticket to play more games and increase the chance of winning.

Systems for Saturday, Monday and Wednesday Lotto

Fewer numbers - Systems 4 to 5
A System 4 or 5 increases your chances of winning a prize by reducing the amount of correct Winning Numbers you need.

  • Mark the SYSTEMS number you wish to play on a Lotto playslip.  Then mark a game board with the appropriate amount of numbers for the System (4 or 5) and the day you wish to play (Saturday, Monday or Wednesday);

or

  • Ask your Lotterywest retailer for a Lotto System 4 or 5 Slikpik and the terminal will generate the 4 or 5 numbers for you.

More numbers - Systems 7 to 20
A Systems 7 through to 20 increases your chances of winning by giving you more numbers in each game.

  • Mark the SYSTEMS number you wish to play on a Lotto playslip.  Then mark a game board with the appropriate amount of numbers for the System (from 7 to 20) and the day you wish to play (Saturday, Monday or Wednesday).

or

  • Ask your Lotterywest retailer for a Lotto Slikpik for the System entry of your choice (from 7 to 20) and the terminal will generate the 7 to 20 numbers for you.

With all Systems your selection of numbers is then combined with all remaining numbers (1 to 45) to create every possible six number combination containing your selected numbers.

Systems for OZ Lotto

Fewer numbers - Systems 4 to 6
A System 4, 5 or 6 increases your chances of winning a prize by reducing the amount of correct Winning Numbers you need.

  • Mark the SYSTEMS number you wish to play on an OZ Lotto playslip.  Then mark a game board with the appropriate amount of numbers for the System (4, 5 or 6);

or

  • Ask your Lotterywest retailer for an OZ Lotto System 4, 5 or 6 Slikpik and the terminal will generate the 4, 5 or 6 numbers for you.

More numbers - Systems 8 to 20
Systems 8 through to 20 increases your chances of winning by giving you more numbers in each game.

  • Mark the SYSTEMS number you wish to play on an OZ Lotto playslip.  Then mark a game board with the appropriate amount of numbers for the System (from 8 to 20);

or

  • Ask your Lotterywest retailer for an OZ Lotto Slikpik for the System entry of your choice (from 8 to 20) and the terminal will generate the 8 to 20 numbers for you.

With all Systems your selection of numbers is then combined with all remaining numbers (1 to 45) to create every possible seven number combination containing your selected numbers.

Systems for Powerball

Fewer numbers - Systems 3 to 5
Systems 3 to 5 increase your chances of winning by reducing the number of correct Winning Numbers you need. With Systems 3, you only have to get three Winning Numbers and the Powerball to win Division 1.

  • Mark the SYSTEMS number you wish to play on a Powerball playslip.  Then mark the PICK 6 section of the game board with the appropriate amount of numbers for the System (3, 4 or 5). Mark one number in the PICK 1 section for the Powerball number;

or

  • Ask your Lotterywest retailer for a Powerball Slikpik for the System entry of your choice (3, 4 or 5) and the terminal will generate the 3, 4 or 5 numbers and the Powerball number for you.

More numbers - Systems 7 to 20
Systems 7 through to 20 increase the amount of numbers you play in a game. You still have to choose one Powerball for each game.

  • Mark the SYSTEMS number you wish to play on a Powerball playslip.  Then mark the PICK 6 section of the game board with the appropriate amount of numbers for the System. Mark one number in the PICK 1 section for the Powerball number;

or

  • Ask your Lotterywest retailer for a Powerball Slikpik for the System entry of your choice (from 7 to 20) and the terminal will generate the numbers for you.

With all Systems your selection of numbers is then combined with all remaining numbers in Powerball (1 to 40) to create every possible six number combination (plus your Powerball number selection) containing your selected numbers.

Powerpik
A Powerpik System entry contains all 20 numbers in the Powerball barrel. All you need to do is match the six Winning Numbers drawn from barrel A. Powerpik Systems entries are available for Systems 4 to 15.

To play a Powerpik System:

  • Mark the SYSTEMS number you wish to play on a Powerball playslip.  Then mark the PICK 6 section of the game board with the appropriate amount of numbers for the System. Mark the POWERPIK box. Leave the PICK 1 section of the game board blank;

or

  • Ask your Lotterywest retailer for a Powerball System Slikpik and the terminal will generate the numbers for you.

Systems for Soccer Pools

Fewer numbers - Systems 4 to 5 
Systems 4 and 5 increase your chances of winning by reducing the number of correct Winning Numbers you need.

  • Mark the SYSTEMS number you wish to play on a Soccer Pools playslip.  Then mark a game board with the appropriate amount of numbers for the System (4 or 5);

or

  • Ask your Lotterywest retailer for a Soccer Pools System 4 or 5 Slikpik and the terminal will generate the 4 or 5 numbers for you.

More numbers - Systems 7 to 20
Systems 7 through to 20 increases the amount of numbers you play in a game.

  • Mark the SYSTEMS number you wish to play on a Soccer Pools playslip.  Then mark a game board with the appropriate amount of numbers for the System (from 7 to 20);

or

  • Ask your Lotterywest retailer for a Soccer Pools Slikpik for the System entry of your choice (from 7 to 20) and the terminal will generate the 7 to 20 numbers for you.

With all Systems your selection of numbers is then combined with all remaining numbers
(1 to 38) to create every possible six number combination containing your selected numbers.

How can I win?

With a Systems ticket you can win multiple prizes with a single entry. For example, let's say you purchase a Saturday Lotto System 7 entry containing seven numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

The Winning Numbers drawn are 1, 2, 3, 10, 11 and 12 and the two Supplementary Numbers are 6 and 7.

You will be able to match three Winning Numbers and two Supplementary Numbers. If you were to write out every combination of the seven games a System 7 entry gives you, you'd find that you have won four Division 5 prizes and three Division 6 prizes.

Systems table

What do System entries cost?

Systems entries cover multiple combinations of numbers so they naturally cost more than a normal entry. Prices are available on the Prices page and in our Cost of Entry brochure.

Other related information

Systems brochure
Saturday Lotto Systems prize table
Monday & Wednesday Lotto Systems prize table
OZ Lotto Systems prize table
Powerball Systems prize table
Powerpik Systems prize table
Soccer Pools Systems prize table

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