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South Africa Lotto

04 Apr 2020
Saturday

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R130,000,000 JACKPOT

499,231 Winners

What is the SA Powerball
The SA Powerball is quick and easy to pick up and really fun to play.

The SA Powerball was launched on the 23rd of October in 2009. To play the Powerball you will need to select a total of 6 numbers, 5 main numbers between 1-50 and one Powerball between 1-20.The South African Powerball draws are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:00 PM South African standard time.

A single lotto ticket will cost you R5 per line vat included. If you decide to take the lotto plus 1 option it will be R2,50 and if you take the lotto Plus 2 option it will be R2,50, the Plus option that gives you an extra chance to win millions. Always be aware of additional online charges, it is best to read through the terms and conditions.

If you are planning on buying your tickets from an existing lottery outlet remember that they close at 8:30 PM standard South African time on the day of the draw.The SA Powerball jackpot starts at around R3 million depending on the ticket sales. The jackpot rises quickly when the top prize isn’t won. The jackpots have no cap and there is no rollover so this does mean that the jackpot can rise to huge amounts.

 

The Powerball Plus is a supplementary game that will grant you the chance of winning even more cash prizes.

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SA Powerball information

CountryScheduleGuess Range
South AfricaTuesdays 9:00 PM local time1-50 + 1-20
Fridays 9:00 PM local time1-50 + 1-20

Prize pool Categories

The South African Powerball offers nine different prize divisions.

Winning a prize starts at matching one of the main balls and the Powerball which makes the overall odds of winning any prize 1 in 18. Prizes differ in every draw and there are only 2 fixed prizes on division 8 and 9. The prizes depend on the tickets sales amount.

Main Draw

Prize tierPrizeOdds of winning
5 numbers + Powerball54,46%1 in 42,375,200
5 numbers 4%1 in 2,230,274
4 numbers + Powerball 2,50%1 in 188,334
4 numbers 4,24%1 in 9,912
3 numbers + Powerball4,80%1 in 4,280
3 numbers4%1 in 225
2 numbers + Powerball 3%1 in 299
1 number + Powerball R15 fixed1 in 57
PowerballR10 fixed1 in 35
How to play the SA Powerball

Playing the Powerball is really easy to play. You first have to select 5 numbers between 1-50 and then an additional number called the Powerball between 1-20. You must match all of the 6 numbers to win the jackpot. Tickets sales will close 30 minutes prior to the draw and then reopen afterwards for the next draw that will take place. When you play online try to purchase your tickets at least 3 hours before the draw. You can play online or you can play using a Powerball bet slip that can be found at your nearest national lottery retailer. If you purchase a ticket at your nearest lottery retailers you need to grab a pen or pencil and choose your 5 numbers between 1 to 50 then choose the extra Powerball number between 1 to 20. After you selected your number you make the payment of R5 per board. When you completed these tasks you will receive a ticket with your numbers on and then sign it at the back and you can take a picture of it as proof. You can check the results online and never ever throw away your ticket.

Step by step guide on how to play the SA Powerball

The South African Powerball offers nine different prize divisions. Winning a prize starts at matching one of the main balls and the Powerball which makes the overall odds of winning any prize 1 in 18. Prizes differ in every draw and there are only 2 fixed prizes on division 8 and 9. The prizes depend on the tickets sales amount.
History
The SA Powerball started on the 23rd October in 2009. It has made a lot of South African Millionaires over the years. The prize pools will never reach the huge amounts as the European and American lotteries but your odds are better of winning a prize. The biggest jackpot won in SA Powerball was on the 3rd of June in 2011 with an amount of R102,016,595. The ticket was won by a single ticket holder in the Free State province. The first draw that took place om the 23rd of October in 2009 a lucky ticket holder won R30,000,000. Then the jackpot rolled over many times and it was drawn again on the 12th of February in 2010 by a lucky player that won the prize of R91,068,427. In June 2018 the difficulty was changed and the number to choose in between went from 45 to 50.

TOP 3 SA Powerball payouts

DatePayout
12/2/2019R232,131,750
3/8/2018R145,469,799
23/4/2019R83,853,069
News
The 4th biggest Powerball payout was won on the 26th of November 2019. The lucky ticket holder was an unemployed father in Limpopo. He is the father of 2 children. He won a total of R114,242,816.50 from a R15 ticket he bought at the Sharp Supermarket and selected his own numbers. The winnings numbers he chose were 2,8,11,13,32 + 3 (PB).

In 2019

there were a total of 3 Powerball winners, 1 lotto winner and 1 Powerball Plus winner. The 3 Powerball winners won amounts of R141,343,180.95, R232,131,750.69 and R114,242,816.50. The lotto winner won an amount of R79,874,757.50 and the PowerBall plus winner won an amount of R83,853,069.85.

In 2018

The 2 highest winning amounts won were R145,469,799.30 and R110,000,000.00 but this amount was shared between 4 lotto winners that each revived their share of R27,5 million.

In 2016

there was only 1 winner with the amount of R87,624,435.00

In 2011

there was only 1 winner with the amount of R102,016,595.00

In 2010

there was only 1 winner with the amount of R91,068,427.00

Powerball Plus
SA Powerball also offers a secondary game called the Powerball Plus. This option will allow you to win further prizes after the main Powerball draw. It is very similar to the main Powerball game. You have to select 5 numbers between a range of 1-45 and a Powerball number from 1-20. The jackpot is much smaller than the main Powerball but the tickets are half the price and this makes the game so popular in South Africa. It was launched in 2015 and it started with a big guaranteed jackpot of R10 million.

Powerball Plus payouts

Prize tierPrizeOdds of winning
5 numbers + Powerball 41.12%1 in 24,435,180
5 numbers7.35%1 in 1,286,062
4 numbers + Powerball3.72%1 in 122,176
4 numbers 5%1 in 6,430
3 numbers + Powerball6.76%1 in 3,133
3 numbers5.74%1 in 165
2 numbers + Powerball3.82%1 in 247
1 number + Powerball R15 fixed1 in 53
Powerball R10 fixed1 in 38
How to claim your winnings
You will need to have proof that your numbers are the winning numbers which you have to provide the Supermarket or Powerball retailer with, so keep your ticket in safe hands. If you played the SA Powerball online then you can show your proof on your desktop or mobile. You only have a total of 365 days to claim your prize.

Unclaimed winnings

There are many players that never claim their winnings in time and its life changing amounts. Always keep your tickets safe you never know when you might just be the next winner. On the 23rd of April in 2019 an amount of R83,853,069.85 that was generated after 22 rollovers still remains unclaimed to this date. The winning numbers were 3,23,25,38,44 and the Powerball number was 9. The ticket was bought in Cape Town, Durbanville. In 2019 on the 13th of February there was another unclaimed amount by an unlucky Cape Town player that never claimed his/her amount of R28,030,786.20. The R15 QuickPick ticket was bought in Checkers at the Sanlam Centre in Parow. In 2018 on the 30th of June there was another unclaimed amount for a PowerBall plus winner for an amount of R21,747,237.30. The winner never claimed his/her amount. The ticket was bought in Sebokeng, Johannesburg for R45 at a trading store.
Tips when playing the SA Powerball
You will need to have proof that your numbers are the winning numbers which you have to provide the Supermarket or Powerball retailer with, so keep your ticket in safe hands. If you played the SA Powerball online then you can show your proof on your desktop or mobile. You only have a total of 365 days to claim your prize.

Join a syndicate

This might not always be the first thing you would think about for improving your odds of winning but this is one of the best methods. The only downside is that you will have to share your winnings but it does improve your odds.

Pick random numbers

This won’t have any direct impact but in the end the numbers in the Powerball are selected completely random. This is why it’s best to go with random numbers or choose the QuickPick option.

Try More Often

This is if you are serious about increasing your chances of winning. If you play more often you have a better chance of winning.
SA Powerball payouts

For smaller payouts you could use the official bank wallet if you played through the internet. For bigger prizes or if you won the jackpot it must be claimed one of the Ithuba regional offices. Remember to get your winning ticket and ID. We request that you must be 18 years old to claim your prize. The winnings are split between the few players who matched all those numbers in the same division correctly meaning that every person gets the same share of the prize.

You can watch the Powerball draw every Tuesday and Friday on the Etv channel. The show kicks off at 9:00 PM standard South African time. It is also available to watch online on the YouTube channel;

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SA Powerball hot and cold numbers
Most players believe that if a certain number appeared over a certain amount of times in the past draws that it will keep on showing up, these are called hot numbers. The numbers that has been drawn the least amount of times in the past is called cold numbers. There are 2 ways to look at it. The first way is that the cold numbers that aren’t commonly drawn will start showing up and the hot numbers will turn cold. The second way of looking at it is that the hot numbers will keep on showing up and the cold numbers will stay cold in the future draws. We have listed 2 tables with the hot and the cold numbers of the SA Powerball for your perusal:

Hot Numbers
Times it has been drawn
37108
387
1393
4193
692

Cold Numbers
Times it has been drawn
32
91
3886
18
92
3094
7103

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Odds of winning

The odds of winning a prize at the SA Powerball is 1 in 35.
LotteryOverall odds
French Lotto1 in 6
SA Lotto1 in 96
SA Powerball1 in 36
Spanish Lotto1 in 10
As you can see the odds of winning a prize in the SA lotto is much higher than winning in the SA Powerball thus playing the SA Powerball could be more favorable and increase your chances of winning a prize.
Lottery scams
We have discussed this a few times before but it’s always good to make sure that you are not being scammed. Scammer use various ways to reach out to you that you have to be aware of. They use Email, Phone calls, Text messages, post letters and social media.

Spotting a scam

Realistic reference:

Check to see if the reference that is being use is relevant to your country. You can’t win the US Powerball If you played the SA Powerball.

Did you enter:

If you didn’t enter the lottery or buy a ticket online then you simply cannot win any prize. A number cannot be randomly selected.

Do you have to make a payment:

Don’t ever make a payment to someone if they tell you that you have to make one in order to receive your winnings. There is no such thing as a holding fee.

Do you have to keep the news confidential:

This should never be a problem you will always be able to tell your friends and family when you win the Powerball. Keep in mind scammer don’t want to be exposed and they will tell you anything to keep you from not exposing them.

Are you being pressured to respond:

You have a decent amount of time to claim your prize. If for instance the message or email states that you won the US Powerball, go look on their official website on how to claim a prize and how much time you have to claim it.

Does the message look professional:

Note how professional the Email or message looks and how the structure of it is as well.

Look at the Email address:

Always note that it has to be from an official email address and not a personal Hotmail or Gmail account.

FAQS

The SA Powerball draw is held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:00 PM

The ticket cut off times are 8:30 pm at the latest

The minimum prize can be won if you match just the Powerball at least and the jackpot is won by matching all five main numbers and the Powerball

Yes, players from all around the world can play the South African Powerball. If you win big you will be notified by the source.

All prizes must be claimed within 365 days of winning

You must be at least 18 years old to play the South African Powerball

The best thing you can do I consult a tax professional about the possible liabilities

from winning a large prize

The starting jackpot for the South African Powerball is around R3 million.

The SA Powerball does not have a Jackpot cap this means it can rollover unlimited amount of times until there is a lucky ticket winner. This is why the SA Powerball often produces mind blowing jackpots

The safest way to claim your prize is to follow the instructions on the official website of the lottery.

The largest SA Powerball won was an amount of R232,131,750 on the 12/2/2019

There is a total of 6 numbers in the SA Powerball the first 5 numbers you have to choose are between 1-50 and the 6th number (PowerBall number) is between 1-20

37 has been drawn over 108 times thus it is the luckiest SA Powerball number

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Conclusion
The Powerball is not an easy game to win. The numbers are selected randomly and there is no way you can cheat to win the lottery. Don’t overthink it and search for statistics when all the numbers have an equal chance of being drawn rather focus on picking random numbers and wish on the best of luck.