Gambling should never be viewed as a reliable way to make money. With any form of gambling the chance of winning is slim. The statistical probabilities clearly show that those who gamble should expect to lose. In South Australia, the chances of winning in the following activities are:

  • Powerball: 1 in 76,767,600
  • Oz Lotto: 1 in 45,379,620
  • Poker machines: 1 in 9,765,625
  • Keno: 1 in 8,911,711
  • Lotto (winning first division): 1 in 8,145,060
  • The Pools: 1 in 2,760,681
  • Super 66: 1 in 1,000,000
  • Instant scratchies: 1 in 1,000,000
  • Trackside (picking at random, a trifecta in a 13 horse race): 1 in 1,715