Revealed: Names most likely to win lotto
Australians with the first initials of J, A and D took home more than a quarter of jackpot lottery wins last year.
The Lott, a Tabcorp-owned collective of lottery businesses, has crunched the numbers for people who have taken home division-one prizes - the prize with the smallest odds of winning and the highest reward.
It found people with the first name initial J had won the most of these prizes in the 12 months to December 31, 2020, followed by those whose name started with A and D.
According to The Lott, 11 per cent of the spoils last year went to those whose names started with J, with Australians whose name started with D taking home 8.14 per cent of the wins, and the A-names close behind with 8.2 per cent.
No one with a first name starting with X or U claimed a major lottery prize last year, while there was only one division one win each for players with an initial of O, Q, and Y.
When it came to ages, more than a quarter of the prizes went to people in their 60s, with one in five wins going to players in their 40s.
Only 2 per cent of the wins were awarded to people in their 20s.
Of course, one's name or age has nothing to do with their chances of winning.
As the name suggests, lotteries are based purely on luck with random winning numbers chosen for each game.
The odds that a person's ticket will show the seven numbers required to win the first division in the Oz Lotto, according to The Lott's website, is less than one in 45 million.
Saturday's Lotto Superdraw is worth $20 million.
Originally published as Revealed: Names most likely to win lotto