Mater Lottery draws are conducted using a manual barrel draw.
Each compartment on the clear perspex barrel is filled with numbered balls that will cover every ticket combination possible for the particular draw.
For example, if a draw has a maximum of 500,000 tickets (the last ticket number sold being 499,999) the first compartment of the barrel will be filled with five balls, 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4, then each following compartment is filled with balls numbered 0-9.
The barrel will be spun five times, when it stops the numbered balls fall into the compartment, this produces a number when read from left to right. If the balls do not drop into the compartments, the barrel will be re-spun.
In accordance with State Government licensing requirements, our major draws take place in the presence of an external auditor.
The public is most welcome to attend these draws which take place at our offices, located at 620 Stanley Street Woolloongabba, Brisbane at 11am on draw day. This will be accordance with Government Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions.