OZ Lotto and Powerball players play for bigger prizes
The price of OZ Lotto and Powerball will increase this month.
As OZ Lotto and Powerball are national games, the price change will happen in each Australian State and Territory on the same date.
The price of OZ Lotto will increase from $1.00 to $1.10 per game (excluding retailer commission). It's the first price increase since OZ Lotto was launched in 1994.
The price of Powerball will increase from 65c to 75c per game (excluding retailer commission).
Lotterywest Chief Executive Officer Jan Stewart said the change will help keep the value of the prizes which players expect from these premium games and will also help raise more funds for the Western Australian community.
Lotterywest estimates that an additional $4 million each year will be raised for the community as a result of the OZ Lotto and Powerball price change.
The first OZ Lotto draw to incorporate the price change will be Draw 905 on 21 June, 2011 and the first draw to incorporate the price change to Powerball will be Draw 788 on 23 June, 2011.
A complete list of the new prices for the various ticket types for OZ Lotto and Powerball is available on the Lotterywest website at www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au and at all Lotterywest retailers around the State.
Combined $35 million on offer this week
Local Lotto players have two chances to win big this week, with tonight's $15 million OZ Lotto jackpot and this Thursday's $20 million Powerball jackpot.
Lotto players have until 6pm tonight to purchase their OZ Lotto tickets and until 6pm this Thursday to purchase their Powerball tickets, for a chance to become Western Australia's next multi-millionaire.
Tickets are available from any Lotterywest retailer across the State, or players can purchase an entry from Lotterywest's Play Online service at www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au
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