The wondrous world of lotteries stretches all over the world and it has never been easier to take part in a lottery of your choice. In this guide, we will focus on the lotteries provided in South Africa and everything you need to know before you buy your next lotto line.
The history of South Africa Lotto
South Africa introduced its first national lottery on Thursday the 2nd of march back in 2000 and was unveiled by President Thabo Mbeki. The very first draw was held on Saturday 11th March 2000, back then the drawing occurred only on Saturdays, however, due to the immense popularity of the game another draw was added in October 2001 making the draw days Wednesday and Saturday.
How does the South African Lotto work?
The obvious reasons why so many people enjoy betting on the outcome of South African Lotto is of course the potential of hitting a massive win. So how do you go about getting your line for South Africa Lotto? First and foremost you need to choose 6 numbers between 1 and 52, these numbers can be birthdays or lucky numbers you have. Once you have chosen your 6 numbers, the system will choose a bonus number for you. If you don’t want to spend time choosing numbers you can go for the random number generator at Multilotto, this allows the “Quick Pick” to select 6 random numbers for you. Don’t forget that you can choose the number of draws you want to take part in. The draws take place every Wednesday & Saturday at 8.56 pm local time(SAST). The price per line at Multilotto is €0.5. The jackpot for the coming draw is €700,000. Don’t miss out on your chance to hit a big win, you can get lines for future draws if you want to be sure you won’t miss any draws.
South African Lotto jackpot
The first thing you need to know about the South African Lotto jackpot is that it does not have a cap in place which means that the wins can grow to incredibly large amounts. The jackpot starts at around R1 million and if no player is able to match all six numbers to hit the jackpot win the top prize will roll over to the next draw. The largest jackpot win to this day was R110 million and was drawn on sat the 27th of January 2018 and was shared between four lucky ticket holders. The largest single win was drawn on 4th November 2017, the total of that single win was incredible R50.7 million. Players can take part in Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2, increasing their chances to win more prizes. Should you hit a big win, you will have 365 days to claim your winnings. 50% of unclaimed wins is allocated to the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund that supports great causes all around South Africa.
The highest jackpot in South Africa
Without question of the most popular lotteries around the world, the mighty Powerball was recreated and adjusted to South Africa in 2009. As you can imagine it quickly grew to become one enormous favorite among South African players. With record-breaking jackpots, it’s easy to see why it keeps growing. The most recent record-breaking jackpot reached R232,131,750 in February 2019 and is the highest jackpot to this day in South Africa.
This is how you play
One thing to keep in mind with South African Powerball is that it differs from the US version however the main objective will remain, this is how you play; Simply select 5 numbers from 1-50 and your Powerball where you pick between 1-20 numbers. Don’t forget to specify the number of draws you want to take part in as you have the option to play several combinations at a time. With the South African Powerball, you also have the choice to opt for a “Quick Pick” where you allow the system to pick 6 random numbers for you, this takes away any stress of choosing numbers and leaves room for a random but massive win. The draws happen every Tuesday & Friday 21:00 SAST and you can easily take part at Multilotto where one line will cost you a small sum of 0.50 euro and results are posted instantly. The current jackpot is standing tall at €600,000. If you are in search of a lottery that will keep you on your toes, the South African Powerball will provide just that.
How much can you win?
The name is the game as they say, the South African Daily Lotto has removed the anxiety around waiting for coming draws and results. This fresh-faced lottery instead provides you with a chance to hit a win, every day of the week. The amazing thing about this lottery is that the daily lotto will offer up prizes going up to thousands of rands, in every single draw. What you need to do is match all 5 of your number picks but even if you don’t match all 5 matching 2 or more numbers will still generate a win for you. Furthermore, the jackpot is guaranteed to be won which means that even if no one matches all 5 numbers in one draw the jackpot will be rolled down and split between those who match 4 numbers. What if no one matches 4 numbers then? Well, here is the kicker, seeing as all the prize money has to be won if there aren’t any winners in a particular division the money will simply keep rolling down to the next division. It sounds like a lottery we have been waiting for.
How do you bet on the outcome of the South African Daily Lotto?
In order to take part in this daily lottery, all you need to do is choose 5 numbers between 1-36, these can be your lucky numbers such as birthdays or special dates in your life. Like other lotteries, you can opt-in for the “Quick Pick” at Multilotto that allows the system to take away the headache of choosing numbers and randomly picks them for you. The results of the drawings are posted online instantly so you don’t have to pace back and forth waiting to see if you hit a win. Each line will cost you 0.2 euro and you can play as many lines as you wish to increase your chances of winning.
The current jackpot for the South African Daily lotto is €2,500 and the draws occur every single day of the week (Monday to Sunday) at 21.00 SAST.
Bet with Multilotto!
The incredible world of lotteries is ever-expanding, giving you a chance to hit a dream prize so be sure that you are all caught up on the latest jackpots and new lotteries. With the Multilotto APP, you will stay updated with news, and results of the lotteries from all around the world. It is free to and available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. v