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Lotteries Commission of South Australia
Address:
Postal Address:
Level 1, 26 Franklin Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000
GPO Box 2277 Adelaide SA 5001
Internet: www.salotteries.com.au
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: 9
# Points of Sale: 616
Sales FY 2015: AU$441,658,069
On-line Vendor: GTECH
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
Games Offered: Lotto, Oz Lotto, Powerball, Keno, Super 66, Instant Scratchies, and The Pools


Information/Background

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.
Beneficiaries:
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.


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