What is an ‘Oversize Ticket (O/S)’?
Oversize ticket, or O/S for short, is a term used to describe a lotto ticket that is physically bigger than the usual lotto ticket size.
This type of ticket varies from other lotto ticket types not only because it is larger, but because it tends to offer more benefits for the player who purchases one.
‘Oversize Ticket’ Explained
An oversize ticket (O/S’) is simply a ticket for the lotto that is bigger than normal. The O/S is typically associated with, and used in, special occasion lotteries. These tickets normally provide more considerable pay outs for the winners and offer more individual plays than regular lotto tickets do.
A game of lotto is played with the intention of choosing several numbers and attempting to match them with the numbers drawn by a lotto machine. The more numbers the player matches with those drawn, the more money the player is likely to win. Extra bonuses are sometimes distributed for those with ‘Exact Order’ wins, which match the sequence of numbers instead of just the numbers drawn.
The O/S is larger in size in order to be distinguishable from regular lotto tickets, which often only offer one or two plays and standard pay outs. Its larger size, therefore, is synonymous with its increased opportunity for players and signals its special occasion status.
The physical size of an oversize ticket will vary from country to country and across casinos worldwide, depending on the point that it serves.
Some countries regard oversize tickets as “Point of Sale” items to be used as advertising during new game launches. How-to-play cards and promotional posters may accompany these.
For the most part, oversize ticket will not just simply be larger in size than standard lotto tickets. For example, their design may be altered slightly in keeping with the special benefits that they offer – some might include new, special edition graphics while others might include features such as holograms.