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| Golden Casket Lottery Corporation
||87 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, Queensland
||Locked Bag 7 Coorparoo DC Queensland QLO-4151 Australia
||61 7 3877-1000
||61 7 3877-1104
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|Year Lottery Founded:
| Prize Return:
||A minimum of 60%
|Instant Ticket Vendor:
||Gold Lotto, Oz
Lotto, Powerball, Instant Scratch-Its, The Pools and Casket
||The Queensland Treasury for use in a wide range of
Government initiatives for the Queensland community.
||The state of Queensland Commonwealth of Australia
The Golden Casket Lottery Corp. is Australia's second
oldest lottery (established in 1916 to raise funds to house World 1 veterans).
It has been operating in Queensland for the last 75 years providing
entertaining games of chance to millions of Queenslanders.
markets the well-known brands of Gold Lotto, Oz Lotto, Powerball, Instant
Scratch-Its, The Pools and Casket.
The organisation is a
commercially-focussed and marketing-driven Corporation which is one of the most
successful businesses in Queensland. Golden Casket has completed the
corporatisation process which has positioned it well for the competitive
challenges of the future.
A Government-owned Corporation, Golden Casket has
an annual turnover of almost $650 million and returns almost $200 million to
the Queensland Government. These funds are used to support a variety of
community projects which benefit the people of this state.
Golden Casket draw lottery originated in 1916 and was administered by the
Entertainments Committee of the Queensland Patriotic Fund. This committee was
responsible for conducting six draws of the lottery up until 1920 when the
State Government of the day assumed control of the art union. Queensland's
Golden Casket has the distinction of being the first lottery in Australia to be
entirely administered and controlled by a government.
Initially, cash prizes
were not permitted by law. Consequently, caskets containing gold were offered
as prizes. These were immediately bought back from winners for the cash value
of the prize. The word "casket" (being a small box of fine workmanship for
jewellery and precious items) was thus enshrined in the name of the Queensland
Tatts, NSW Lotteries, Golden Casket and SA
Lotteries under the one banner theLott.