Awareness and prevention
A lottery is a rapid draw game where a set of numbers is drawn through a random number generator.
Tattersall's Sweeps Pty Ltd (Tattersalls) holds the exclusive licence to offer lottery products in Victoria.
This permits Tattersalls to offer Tattslotto, Oz Lotto, Powerball, Super 66, The Pools, Monday and Wednesday Lotto, Draw Lotteries, Keno and Instant Scratch-Its.
Tattersalls is permitted to sell lottery tickets at retail outlets and also online to registered players.
As at 5 February 2014, there were approximately 758 outlets in Victoria.
Between July 2013 and June 2014, a total of $492.1 million was lost by players on lotteries in Victoria. The Victorian received a total of $390.7 million in taxes and levies from lotteries.
It is unlawful for Tattersalls to allow someone under 18 years to buy a lottery ticket.
A penalty of over $18,000 applies.
It is also unlawful for someone under 18 years to buy a lottery ticket or for a person to assist someone under 18 years to buy a ticket.
A penalty of over $1,500 applies.
In addition, Tattersalls must comply with the Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct approved by the VCGLR.
See more of the Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct