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Lotteries Commission of South Australia
Postal Address:
Level 1, 26 Franklin Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000
GPO Box 2277 Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: +61 8 8205-0700
Fax: +61 8 8205-0740
Population: 1.5 million
Chief Executive: David Hardy
Year Lottery Founded: 1967
Number of Employees: 85
Sales FY 2000:
Sales FY 2001:
Sales FY 2002:
Sales FY 2003:
Sales FY 2004:
Sales FY 2005:
Sales FY 2006:
Sales FY 2007:
Sales FY 2008:
AUD$295 million
AUD$313 million
AUD$335 million
AUD$345 million
AUD$348 million
AUD$355 million
AUD$349 million
AUD$366 million
On-line Vendor: GTECH
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
Games Offered: Lotto, Oz Lotto, Powerball, Keno, Super 66, Instant Scratchies, and The Pools


At a referendum on 4 November 1965, South Australians voted overwhelmingly in favour of establishing a State-run organisation to promote and conduct lottery games. The Lotteries Commission of South Australia, now known as SA Lotteries, was subsequently established on 8 December 1966 to return profits to South Australia's public hospitals-a function the organisation continues to carry out today.
SA Lotteries joined the Australian Lotto Bloc in March 1981. The Australian Lotto Bloc is for Lotto (Played Saturdays) and includes all States and Territories of Australia. Since then SA Lotteries joined the National Lotto Bloc in February 1994 for Oz Lotto and the Powerball Bloc in May 1996 for Powerball. Both of these Blocs also include all States and Territories. Participation in the Bloc, in combination with State based games, provides SA Lotteries with greater scope and opportunity to maintain its position at the forefront of the lottery industry worldwide.
SA Lotteries operates and promotes eight lottery games that collectively generate an annual turnover of around AU$350 million. SA Lotteries is a community-focused organisation that returns 95 cents of every $1 it receives to South Australians, largely via prizes to players and profits to hospitals.
All profits from SA Lotteries' games of Lotto, Oz Lotto, Powerball, Instant Scratchies, Keno and Super 66 are distributed to South Australia's Hospitals Fund, and The Pools profits are directed to the State's Recreation and Sport Fund. Since 1967, SA Lotteries has contributed more than AU$1.9 billion to the provision, maintenance, development and improvement of State public hospitals. Since 1987, more than AU$8 million has been returned to recreation and sport to support and develop local sporting facilities and services.

News 2017
March 27, 2017 New Draw Lottery Games Launch in South Australia! Are you feeling ‘Lucky’?

News 2014
December 26, 2013 Spending on SA Lotteries rose almost 10 per cent to $462.1 million

News 2013
March 20, 2013 ACCC Authorizes Collective Bargaining by Newsagents’ Federation with Tatts in SA

News 2012
November 28, 2012 Australian Newsagents Federation React to Sale of SA Lotteries
November 27, 2012 Tatts Rival Blasts SA Lottery Sale
November 27, 2012 Tatts Wins Right to Manage the South Australian Lotteries Business
November 13, 2012 SA Lotteries Keno Player Wins $2 Million Spot 10 Prize
November 8, 2012 SA Lotteries Achieve Record Sales Revenue of $423.6 million in FY2012
September 22, 2012 Fears State Lottery Will Not Be Open To A Competitive Tender Process
July 3, 2012 The Pools Player Scores Second Division One Goal In Less Than A Year!
May 21, 2012 Pools Player Gambles on Lotteries Commission Lawsuit
May 21, 2012 Lawmaker to Propose Legislation That Will Prevent Gambling Purchases via Credit Card
May 17, 2012 SA Lotteries Staging Access Program with State Theatre Company
May 9, 2012 Oz Lotto Jackpot Caused A Ticket Buying Frenzy
April 21, 2012 Treasurer to Announce Investec as the Successful Tender To Oversee Sale Of SA Lotteries
April 5, 2012 SA Lotteries Awarded Highest International Standard
April 4, 2012 Tatts Group will be Hoping it Has the Winning Ticket to Acquire SA Lottery
March 21, 2012 Newsagents Fear Sale Of State Lottery Operator
March 17, 2012 Heritage Lottery May Save Historic Buildings
February 9, 2012 Lotto Entries to Cost an Extra Ten Cents

News 2011
December 29, 2011 Jumbo Interactive Announce Agreement with SA Lotteries
December 16, 2011 South Australia Celebrates A Winning Financial Year
November 29, 2011 Player Scores $1.2 Million Keno Spot 10 Jackpot
November 21, 2011 Breaking Campaign: SA Lotteries Gambles with Interactive Outdoor
November 17, 2011 South Australian Newsagents to Collectively Bargain with SA Lotteries
October 4, 2011 State’s Gaming Machine Expenditure Up $16.1 Million on Previous Year
July 28, 2011 Treasurer Rules Out Any Reversal of the Government's Decision to Seek Private Operators for State Lottery
July 23, 2011 Opposition Question Purpose of ABN Amro Lottery Report
July 23, 2011 Mystery Player Scoops $1.9 Million KENO Jackpot
July 12, 2011 Government Expects to Raise $350m from Sale of State Lottery, Agents to Get a Five-Year Buffer Against Expansion Into Supermarkets
June 16, 2011 State’s Gambling Minister Locks-Out Interstate Gambling Companies
June 11, 2011 Tatts Group Keen on SA Lotteries
June 9, 2011 SA Lotteries to be Licensed to Private Operator, Treasurer Says
May 23, 2011 SA Lotteries to Double X Lotto Prize Money
May 15, 2011 Sporting Body Proposes a Stand-Alone Sports-Based Lottery
January 21, 2011 More South Australians Players to Win With New X Lotto Changes
January 17, 2011 Lottery Scam Alert

News 2010
July 7, 2010 Instant Scratchies 'Crossword' Triples The Chance Of Winning Big
February 27, 2010 Important Changes To Powerball

Lottery News 2009

South Australian Lotteries is Investing Almost $500,000 Training Agents
ADELAIDE, South Australia (July 27, 2009) -- South Australian Lotteries is investing almost $500,000 in training at its agencies, most of which are family-owned enterprises.......................Subscribers

South Australian First -- SA Lotteries Launches Win for Life Ticket
ADELAIDE, South Australia (July 28, 2009) - SA Lotteries has launched an Instant Scratchies ticket, which offers players the chance to win a top prize of $75,000 every year for 10 years..........................Subscribers


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