South Africa Lotto
14.5 Million (ZAR)
Wed, Mar 21, 2018
The South Africa Lotto has made thousands of people rich, including hundreds of millionaires who have won millions and millions between them. The lotto has also paid out hundreds of millions in smaller prizes.
South Africa has a population of around 50 million people, millions of which dream of winning the National Lottery and what they could do with their winnings. The South Africa Lotto is so popular that around 82% of South Africans buy lotto tickets every week.
Now anyone can play for the chance to become a millionaire by playing South Africa Lotto online. Feeling lucky?
You can play at any time, day or night, but dont forget that lottery ticket purchase stops 30 minutes before each draw. The South Africa Lotto and Lotto Plus draws are games run by the South Africa National Lottery and operated by Gidani.
The minimum jackpot prize is R2 million. When the lottery jackpot prize is not won, a rollover is produced and the current jackpot is added to the following prize fund. If the jackpot is not won after the fourth draw, the top prize is divided among the second division winners.
South Africa Lotto is a 6/49 lotto. In order to win, you need to match 6 numbers with the 6 balls drawn from a set of 49. A seventh ball is used as the Bonus number. There are seven prize levels and you can win a prize by matching just 3 numbers.
South Africa Lotto is played twice per week on Wednesday and Saturday. The draws are broadcast live on South African TV.
|6 Balls||1 in 13,983,816|
|5 Balls + bonus||1 in 2,330,636|
|5 Balls||1 in 55,491|
|4 Balls + bonus||1 in 44,393|
|4 Balls||1 in 1,033|
|3 Balls + bonus||1 in 2,436|
|3 Balls||1 in 57|
February 2003. R44.7 million - the biggest South Africa Lotto jackpot win since it's launch three years earlier. This jackpot win was shared by four lucky players.
March 2003. Thirty three players won R111,901 each after sharing the first division South Africa Lotto prize.
November 2005. A R30 million jackpot was won on a single ticket by a player from Gauteng.
February 2010. R91 million was won by a cleaner from Wynberg in the South Africa National Lottery Powerball game.
November 2010. The Lotto jackpot winner, based in Johannesburg, took five months to come forward and walked away with a cool R10.9 million.
The South Africa lottery was launched in March, 2000. More than 800,000 tickets were sold on the first day.
October 2001. The Wednesday draw was introduced.
November 2003, Lotto Plus was added to the game.
April 2007 saw the South Africa National Lottery suspended when the operating license expired. It was not renewed due to a court judgement of conflicts of interest on the part of the shareholders of the original operator, Uthingo.
October 2007, the National Lottery was restarted after Gidani was awarded the license. Such was the eagerness of South Africans to see their lotto re-launched, that more than 200,000 tickets were sold within the first few hours.
October 2009. The South Africa Lotto Powerball was introduced to offer higher jackpots and more ways of winning.
The South Africa National Lottery operator Gidani has given away over R300 million in lotto prizes.
You too can be in with a chance of winning by playing today.
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