Results & winnings
|Results||No. of winners||Prize per winner|
|Match 6 plus Heads or Tails||0||£ 0||€ 0||$ 0|
|Match 6||0||£ 0||€ 0||$ 0|
|Match 5||209||£ 38,357||€ 52,143||$ 59,235|
|Match 4||11,782||£ 9||€ 12||$ 14|
|Match 3 plus Heads or Tails||113,083||£ 5||€ 7||$ 8|
|Match 3||111,322||£ 2||€ 2||$ 3|
This mid-week game employs an element of fun with the inclusion of a coin toss to make things more interesting, and of course, more exciting. The aim of the Big Wednesday game is to get the correct six winning numbers as well as the correct coin toss in the same line. The big game offers not only millions in jackpot prizing, but includes luxury lifestyle prizes such as sports cars and yachts.
HOW TO PLAY:
To win a First Division jackpot prize, you need to match six numbers AND the correct coin toss all on the same line. The Coin Toss determines whether or not you’re a jackpot winner, or Second Division winner. The Toss also determines where you place in the Fifth or Sixth prize division. It is possible to pick both heads and tails on either dips (automatic computer generated numbers) or your own selection of numbers. Choosing this option will get you two tickets with identical numbers, but one will feature Heads and the other, Tails. The cost is double, but so too is your chance of winning.
A family syndicate from Masterton holds the record for the biggest win. The very fortunate family claimed a top lottery prize of $36.8 million, claiming the top spot of Big Wednesday jackpot winning.
The second-biggest Big Wednesday prize comprises of $27 million, won on September 12th, 2012. The winning ticket was sold at AJ's Lotto in Tauranga.
WHEN TO PLAY:
As the name suggests, the Big Wednesday draw takes place every Wednesday evening and is televised live between 8.15pm and 8.25pm on TV1.