A System entry allows you to play more numbers each game and covers all possible combinations of your selected numbers. We do this by playing the numbers in all combinations until all combinations are covered (the order/position of the numbers in the game does not matter).
Please note: your ticket or purchase receipt email will only show one line with your selected System numbers, not the full list of games. This is because you are given all possible combinations of those numbers, and showing all the games makes the ticket quite long - we want to keep it simple, and you can be assured you get all combinations of those numbers.
The type of System entry you play relates to how many numbers you want to play in each game line. For example, a System 10 means you select 10 numbers, a System 17 you select 17 numbers and so on. You can choose from a system 8 – 20 numbers (or 8 – 15 numbers for Oz Lotto) in one game line.
If you’re playing Powerball, you can only choose extra numbers in the main numbers game line – you cannot choose extra Powerball numbers only main numbers. You can however combine the benefits of a PowerHit entry (where you are guaranteed the Powerball number) with a System entry (known as a PowerHit System entry) to give you more chances of winning (This can be found under the PowerHit Tab).
System 10 Example:
Say you had a System 10 ticket for the Oz Lotto, which requires 7 numbers to win. You select 10 numbers you would like to use, and your ticket would cover all possible 7-number combinations of your 10 selected numbers. This equates to 120 games by using the various combinations of the numbers.
For example, if you chose the numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Your ticket would include:
- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
- 1 2 3 4 5 6 8
- 1 2 3 4 5 6 9
- 1 2 3 4 5 6 10
- ...and so on until all combinations have been filled (which would be 120 games in this case).
Because you have all these games played with different combinations, it makes it possible to win more than once on a System entry. As you can see in the above example, if the numbers 1 2 3 & 4 were all drawn, you would be looking at multiple games with division 6 wins in Oz Lotto!
The below table shows each systems equivalent in standard games:
For more information, check out our detailed video showing how System tickets work.
If you still have questions about System entries or any concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our Customer Support team for further clarification at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 1300 188 911.