Australia is a country who loves a punt. From horseracing to pokies and AFL betting. Australians happily pay their money and take their chances. And that includes playing lotteries.
Due to the size of the country, and its division into different states. Lotteries tend to be conducted at the state level or occasionally across several states, rather than at national level with one big draw.
The biggest player in Australia when it comes to lotteries is the Tatts Group Limited. An official Government-licensed Operator who manages lotteries in all states bar Western Australia. Where it’s the company Lotterywest who conduct operations over there. A couple of other corporations run lotteries as well, including the publicly listed Jumbo Interactive and Netlotto, a privately-owned company.
Over the last few years, the vast majority of these operations have gone online. And since 2003, the Lottery Office has allowed Australians to buy tickets in the biggest overseas draws, as well.