Lotterywest has responsibility for running the official State Lottery in Western Australia and for raising and distributing the funds for the beneficiaries in the way in which the Act sets out. We are a State government statutory authority reporting to the Premier of Western Australia as the Minister responsible under the Act.
Lotterywest is proud to be a contributor in building a better WA and working to enhance the quality of life and well-being for all Western Australians.
Each week, we give Western Australians a chance to dream through playing a range of Lottery games where all the proceeds after we have paid prizes to our winners and covered our operating costs are given back to the community. Thousands of community, local government and charitable organisations, as well as sporting organisations, arts and cultural groups and the State’s health services are supported each year.
For information on how the proceeds from our games support the community, visit 'Where the Money Goes'. If you are part of a community or charitable organisation and need some help for your organisation or just want to talk over a great idea, then please call us.
Through a Statewide network of over 500 small businesses who sell our products, we sell a number of different types of Lotto games (Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday Lotto, OZ Lotto and Powerball), Soccer Pools, Super66 and Cash 3 as well as our great range of instant lottery tickets, Scratch’n’Win.
We also sell all our Lotto games, Soccer Pools, Super66 and Cash 3 through our online sales channel, Play Online.
In 2010 we welcomed 77 Division One Lotto winners into the Lotterywest Winners’ Room. As well as the Division One winners, thousands of Western Australians won other prizes in our Lotto and instant lottery games.
Lotterywest, then known as the Lotteries Commission of Western Australia, was established originally in 1932, at the height of the economic depression of that era to offer state authorised Lottery products which would raise money for hospitals and charitable organisations. The first Lottery draw was held in March 1933. From the proceeds raised, the first grants were made to help WA charitable organisations.
Lotterywest, now operating under the Lotteries Commission Act (1990) continues to have responsibility for running the official State Lottery in Western Australia and for raising and distributing the funds for the beneficiaries in the way in which the Act sets out. We are a State government statutory authority reporting to the Premier of Western Australia as the Minister responsible under the Act.
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