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04 Apr 2020
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.
SA Powerball information
|South Africa||Tuesdays 9:00 PM local time||1-50 + 1-20|
|Fridays 9:00 PM local time||1-50 + 1-20|
Prize pool Categories
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.
|Prize tier||Prize||Odds of winning|
|5 numbers + Powerball||54,46%||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 + Powerball||4,80%||1 in 4,280|
|3 numbers||4%||1 in 225|
|2 numbers + Powerball||3%||1 in 299|
|1 number + Powerball||R15 fixed||1 in 57|
|Powerball||R10 fixed||1 in 35|
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
TOP 3 SA Powerball payouts
Powerball Plus payouts
|Prize tier||Prize||Odds of winning|
|5 numbers + Powerball||41.12%||1 in 24,435,180|
|5 numbers||7.35%||1 in 1,286,062|
|4 numbers + Powerball||3.72%||1 in 122,176|
|4 numbers||5%||1 in 6,430|
|3 numbers + Powerball||6.76%||1 in 3,133|
|3 numbers||5.74%||1 in 165|
|2 numbers + Powerball||3.82%||1 in 247|
|1 number + Powerball||R15 fixed||1 in 53|
|Powerball||R10 fixed||1 in 38|
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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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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