Thu 04/02/20

South Africa - Powerball

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The South Africa Powerball Lotto is not only the most popular lottery game in South Africa but it is also the one with the highest payouts. Twice each week the Powerball results are viewable live on South African television at 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Jackpots are typically over R 1,000,000 and it’s only R 3.50 to play!

Lottery Odds And Statistics

South Africa’s Powerball lotto operates on a double matrix. Two different pools of balls are used to select winning numbers. Players must first choose five numbers from 1 to 45, then an additional number from a pool of 1 to 20. If all five numbers plus the Powerball number are chosen that person is the grand jackpot winner! The odds of winning the big prize are 1 in 24.43 million. Many other cash prizes are offered for matching fewer numbers. The odds of getting a second level prize are 1 in 1.28 million and the odds of winning any prize in the South Africa Powerball are just 1 in 53!

Lottery Security And Results

The South African National Lottery is governed by Gidani, a company started in 2005 to oversee all lotto operations. The largest win in South Africa’s Powerball history was R 91.06 Million won by a mom of two from the Western Cape in 2010. Other large jackpots include R 69 Million and R 42.6 Million, all in 2010.

Lottery History

South Africa’s lottery system dates back to 1984 when a small lottery program was launched in Ciskei. While that particular lottery program only lasted about six years another lottery opened up at the same time. It was called Score-A-Lot and it paved the way for the Powerball Lotto. Over one-third of lottery proceeds go directly toward the National Lottery Distribution Fund, a fund which benefits various social causes.


If you are in search of a fun to play lotto game with an interesting history check out South Africa’s Powerball Lottery. It’s cheap to enter and all lottery winnings are awarded in very generous lump sums! There’s no waiting to claim your big prize when you play the South Africa Powerball!

South Africa
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