Favourite Numbers is the TAB's weekly numbers game which closes at 8.45pm each Friday. The Favourite Number races are completed on Saturday. The Favourite Numbers draw can be seen in any agency or inside the back page of Saturday's West Australian. Results are displayed in agencies and inside the back page of Monday's West Australian.
Select seven numbers between 1 and 30 as your Favourite Numbers.
To increase your chances you can select more than seven numbers. A systems entry can contain between eight and sixteen numbers.
Each Favourite Numbers entry with seven numbers costs 50 cents. Costs of combinations are provided below. The maximum selection of numbers per entry is 16.
selections on one entry
To have a 'Pot Luck' Favourite Numbers bet, just place an unmarked ticket into the terminal. The TAB system will then randomly select two games of seven numbers for a total cost of $1.
You can also have a 'Systems Pot Luck' by marking how many numbers you would like, with a maximum of 16.
The Favourite Numbers dividend is declared and paid on each winning combination. The following table shows the number of combinations you receive for each number of correct selections.
|No. of correct selections||Number of winning combinations|
The Favourite Numbers, 1 through 30, are randomly allocated by computer to a group of forty races due to be run on Saturday. The remaining 10 races become the list of substitute races. If the TAB 'favourite' wins the race, the Favourite Number allocated to that race is a winning number. The TAB 'favourite' is the runner with the greatest value of win bets invested on it. The 'favourite' is announced by the TAB just prior to the race.
If there are less than seven winning Favourite Numbers or if no one selects seven winning numbers, then half the payout pool jackpots to the next week and the other half is paid to those with the next highest number of winning Favourite Numbers. Systems entries receive multiple dividends.
In the case of the 'favourite' dead heating for first, the number allocated to that race is still a winning number.
If a race is abandoned or postponed, then the Favourite Number allocated to it is reallocated to the first available race from the list of substitute races. It is possible that this race may have already been run.
If the favourite is scratched, the new favourite will be the runner with the next highest value of win bets on it.
A commission rate of 25% is deducted from gross investments.