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04 Apr 2020
The Greece Powerball also known as the Greece Joker is quick and easy to pick up and really fun to play. You will first have to pick 5 main numbers from a range of 1-45 and then you have to pick one extra number from a separate set from a range of 1-20. Get the total 6 numbers correct to win the jackpot. The Drawing is held on Thursday and Saturday at 22:00 local time. There is a total of eight prize divisions.
It started in 1997. If you are interested in playing the Greece Powerball, you can do so without being a visitor or resident of Greece.
You are going to have to create an online account to be able to play. You must be at least 18 years old to play the Greece Powerball. If you guess all 6 numbers correctly you will be notified through email if you are a winner and your numbers will be safely stored on the system.
The first Greece Powerball draw took place on the 16th of November 1997 and it has made over 600 people millionaires.
|Greece||Thursday 22:00 PM Local time||1-45 +1-20
|Sunday 22:00 PM Local time|
Prize pool Categories
|Prize tier||Prize||Odds of winning
|2 numbers||€1.50||1 in 53
|2 numbers + Bonus number||€2||1 in 247
|3 numbers||€2||1 in 164
|3 numbers + Bonus number||€50||1 in 3,132
|4 numbers||€50||1 in 6,430
|4 numbers + Bonus number||€2500||1 in 122,175
|5 numbers||3.85% of ticket sales||1 in 1,286,062
|5 numbers + Bonus number||Jackpot (24.9% of ticket sales)||1 in 24,435,180
If you are stay in South Africa, you will easily be able to participate in the Greece Powerball with the rest of the world.
The jackpots are as high as €19 million and it usually costs about $1.20 per line to play depending where you play online.
The lotto jackpot will roll over until the jackpot is won. It is split up in divisions for example division one is getting all 5 numbers correct plus the extra number and division 2 is if you have guessed 5 numbers correctly and division 3 is where you guess 4 number plus the Powerball number correct etc.
Step by step guide on how to play the Greece Powerball
The Greece Powerball has already reached its highest jackpot in 2020. The most recent jackpot winner was in 23 January 2020 and won an amount of €1.3 million. The Jackpot has reached an amount of €5,000,000 on 20 February 2020 and its one of the highest jackpot amounts in 2020.
The Greek organization of Football Prognostics S.A (OPAP) has distributed more than €25,3 million in 2019 in total winnings to 14 jackpot winners.
One of the latest draws on the 5th of March 2020 produced no winners in division one and the jackpot will roll over to the next amount. There were however 3 winners in division 2 that won an amount of €24,272,98 and 43 players that won in division 3 who all won an amount of €2,500 and then division 8 had 79447 winners and only won €1,50 each.
|Division 4 ||€50,00||655 winners recorded
|Division 5||€50,00||1208 winners recorded
|Division 6||€2.00||22298 winners recorded
|Division 7||€2.00||16729 winners recorded
|United states||Europe||Greece Powerball||South Africa||Italy||Spain||United Kingdom
|Price for ticket||$2||€2.50||$1.10||€2.50||€1.50||£2
|Odds of winning|
|1 in 302,575,350||1 in 139,838,160||1 in 24,435,180||1 in 20,358,520||1 in 622,614,630||1 in 31,625,100||1 in 45,057,474|
|Draw days||Wednesday, Saturday||Tuesdays, Fridays ||Thursday, Sunday||Wednesday, Saturday||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||Monday-Saturday||Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday|
|Number drawn the most amount of times||23||17||31||16||51||30||23|
|When did it start||1934||2004||1997||2000||1530||1812||1994
|Starting Jackpot||$40,000,000||€17,000,000||€600,000||R1,000,000||€1,300,000||€5,000,000||£2,500,000 / £5,000,000
Considering the other international lotteries, the odds of winning the jackpot in the Greece Powerball are in your favor. With odds of 1 in 24,435,180 compared to other lotteries like the UK with odds of 1 in 45,057,474 and Italy that has odds of 1 in 622,614,630. Odds of winning is definitely a big factor to consider when playing international lotteries. Also keep the jackpot prizes in mind depending on how big the odd difference is.
The other reason why it’s so popular is that there are no jackpot limits in the Greece Powerball. This means that the jackpot can reach an unimaginably high amount and If you are too busy to play in the weekdays you can always try on the weekends because of the draw taking place on Sunday. The biggest prizes in the last recent years of the Greece Powerball are more than €19.2 million and the last exceeded the €18.2 million.
You might also wonder where does the rest of the money for the ticket sales go. About 53 percent of it is used to fund a lot of projects by the OPAP company in charge of the Greece Powerball. They fund projects like Children’s hospitals the Paralympic Committee and even sport academies.
|Lotto ||Most common number||Second most common number||Third most common number
Odds of winning
The majority of the Greece Powerball prizes are in fact fixed amounts except for the first 2 top divisions they work on a pari-mutuel basis. This means you will get a percentage of the ticket revenue from how many they made on the ticket sales and then money will then be split equally between the winners. If no winners are selected In both of these divisions then the prize pool will roll over to the next draw. The jackpot will start at €600,000.
We anticipate that about 18,49 percent of the ticket sales revenue will be used to pay in the lower 6 divisions it will obviously be affected depending on the total amount of winners per division.
Any prize won over €100 are subjected to a 15 percent tax rate and any amount over €500 will be 20 percent tax. You as a South African may also be charged these taxes if you play the Greece Powerball online.
Odds of winning any cash prize
|Lottery ||Overall odds
|Greece Powerball||1 in 34.1
|SA Lotto||1 in 96
|SA Powerball||1 in 36
|Spanish Lotto||1 in 10
|UK Lotto||1 in 9,3
|Austrian Lotto||1 in 12
|EuroMillions||1 in 13
If you live in South Africa and won a lottery prize remember there can be tax involved depending in which country you play. There is no tax on lottery prizes won in South Africa. Money won in a lottery is considered capital in nature and will exempt from income tax. No tax will be payable doesn’t matter how big the cash reward is. Of course there will be an obvious exception meaning that if your primary income comes from gambling professionally then income tax will be deducted. To avoid being charged unnecessary you should notify the South African Revenue services of any prize won even if it’s not your main source of income.
If you share your winnings with friends or family you may be subjected to a donations tax. You can donate up to R100 000 tax free donations per year and any amount above this will be taxed at 20 percent. For example if you won R500 000 in 2019 and only give R90 000 for a friend that year then you will not be taxed. If however you give them R150 000 you will be taxed at 20 percent over the amount limit of R100 000 which will be 20% of R50 000 and will be the donors responsibility to pay the tax and fill in the IT144 form before the month ends.
If you are running a syndicate, then this could affect the distribution of the winnings to the other members of the syndicate. This is because a syndicate is an agreement outside of the National Lottery. This will mean that the person responsible for the tax will be the named ticket holder. Meaning that if each of the syndicate members receive more than R100 000 for that year then the named ticket holder will be responsible for the tax.
If you are not a South African resident but you donate money to one you will be exempt from donations tax and neither party would have to pay. If you play international lotteries from South Africa the tax laws of that country may come to affect when your winnings are received. For example the US government has a 25 percent federal tax on any prize above $5,000.01 for the Mega Millions.
It is important to consult a financial advisor before claiming your winnings so you know how much money was takes for tax.
The number range of the Greece Joker is between 7 and 44 that will make the avarage range 25.5. 9 times of the range the Greece Joker numbers were 36.
The sum of the Greece joker digits is between 18 and 50 that will make the average of 34.
2 consecutive numbers have been drawn 41 times and then 3 consecutive numbers came out 2 times. The occurrence of draws came out that the most draws in a row that did contain consecutive numbers were 4 draws and the most draws that didn’t contain any consecutive numbers were 10
There are many ways that you can get scammed in the Greece Powerball and people get scammed everyday so we listed a few things that you can look out for to try and help you as best as we can to avoid these scams.
Scammer can reach out to you in many different ways in the list below there is a few platforms listed that scammers can use to reach out to you.