South Africa - Lotto
The South Africa Lotto is the most popular lottery game in the country. It is played all across the nation every Wednesday and Saturday at 9 p.m. local time. There are seven ways to win this fast-paced lotto and if you’re having trouble picking the numbers you can use their quick pick option. At a cost of only R3.50 per line it’s easy to see how the entire nation joins in to participate in the exciting South African National Lotto!
Lottery Odds And Statistics
The National Lotto of South Africa runs on a simple and traditional 6/49 matrix. Players select six numbers from a pool of balls numbered 1 to 49. A seventh number is also drawn, called the Bonus Number. Unlike many other national lotteries the South African Lotto uses the traditional ball drawing machine, rather than a random number generator to select the winning numbers. The odds of winning the South African Lotto’s big jackpot are 1 in 14 million. Second division odds are 1 in 2.3 million and the odds of picking up any prize in this easy lotto game are only 1 in 61!
Lottery Security And Results
The South African Lottery runs a rollover system if all six numbers haven’t been picked. This means the jackpot can quickly grow into amazing amounts! The largest single ticket win in this lottery took place on November 16, 2005 when a player from Gauteng won R30,352,465! Revenue generated by all South African lotto games is paid to the National Lottery Distribution Fund. The organization is responsible for providing proceeds to reconstruction and development projects nationwide.
South African lottery games started back in 1984. Over the years many different lotteries and governing structures were introduced, and in 2005 Gidani was formed. Gidani is a company structured purely to oversee the South African National Lottery games. The organization currently holds a seven-year contract to operate all lottery projects.
Twice per week the South African Lotto is drawn on live television. Eager players from across the world log on to see if they are the next cash lump sum lottery winner. Get your South African Lottery tickets now and you’ll soon see why 82% of the country plays this captivating lottery game!