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Know the odds

When you gamble, do you know what your chances of winning really are? This table shows the odds of winning on some common forms of gambling in Victoria.

The bottom line is, no matter what type of gambling you do, you should always expect to lose.

Bet Odds of winning Typical prize
Poker machines – getting five black rhinos on black rhinos machine (top prize) ($1 bet per line) 1 in 9,765,625 $5,000
Tattslotto – winning first division (getting all six numbers correct) 1 in 8,145,060 $300,000 – $1,000,000+
Powerball – winning first division (getting all five numbers and the Powerball correct) 1 in 76,767,600 $3,000,000 – $15,000,000
Set for Life – winning first division (getting all eight numbers correct) 1 in 38,608,020 $20,000 a month for 20 years
Super 66 – winning first division (getting all six numbers correct) 1 in 1,000,000 $60,000 – $90,000
Oz Lotto – winning first division (getting all seven numbers correct) 1 in 45,379,620 $1,000,000 – $5,000,000
Trackside – horse number 1 wins race ($1 bet) 21 in 100 $4.10
Trackside – horse number 12 wins race ($1 bet) 2 in 100 $37
Casino: roulette (single zero) – winning straight up (correct bet on a single number) ($5 bet) 1 in 37 $180
Casino: roulette (single zero) – winning black/red, high/low or odd/even ($5 bet) 18 in 37 $10
Casino: big wheel – getting the joker (pays 47–1) ($5 bet) 1 in 52 $240
Instant Scratchies – winning top prize ($1) 1 in 600,000 Top prize $10,000
Instant Scratchies – winning top prize ($20) 1 in 630,000 Top prize $1,000,000