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About South Africa Powerball

The US version of Powerball is one of the most popular lotteries in the world, and South Africa rolled out their version of the game in 2009 with a smaller guess range.

Re-launched in November 2015, the South African Powerball now offers players bigger jackpots, improved winning chances, and a new prize division.

The South African Powerball jackpot may not reach the great heights of the US Powerball but the odds of winning the South African version are much better.

To compare the number selection in the South Africa PowerBall is 5/50 + PB 1/20 while the number selection of the US Powerball is 5/69 + PB 1/26.

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There are no taxes on winnings, and all winnings are paid in a lump sum (a one-time payment).

The South African Powerball jackpot always starts at R5 million and rolls over until it is won, so keep watching!

Big winners include one lucky person who banked an incredible R145,469,799.30 (almost $11 million), for matching all the required jackpot numbers in 2018. In February 2019 a single ticket won an extraordinary R232 million (€14.5 million) jackpot!

Amazingly, in June 2011, a winning ticket won R102,016,595, and no one came forward to collect it!

How to play South Africa Powerball Lottery

Players are required to select five numbers from a pool of 1 to 50 and an additional Powerball number from 1-20.

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To win the jackpot all your main numbers and your lucky Powerball number must match the ones drawn.

You can improve your odds of winning a prize by purchasing shares in a PowerBall syndicate or combine your entry with group play by buying a bundle at theLotter.

There are nine prize divisions in all. The second prize is awarded for matching five main numbers, and prizes follow right down to the ninth level where only the Powerball is matched to win a cash prize.

The drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday at 19:30 GMT in South Africa and ticket sales close approximately 3 hours before the draw. 

There are no taxes on winnings, and all winnings are paid in a lump sum (a one-time payment).

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Can I play from outside South Africa?

Yes! While South Africa Powerball is South Africa’s National Lottery when you play the game with us, an official ticket will be purchased on your behalf in the country.

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Once your ticket is purchased, it will be scanned and you will be able to view your ticket online and through the app, in time for the draw on Tuesday and Friday.

If you're a winner, prizes will be deposited straight into your account after results are published. Big jackpots may need to be collected in person, but we're sure that won't be a problem!

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Buy Tickets for the South Africa Powerball Lottery

  1. Join theLotter
  2. Select 5 numbers from 1-50
  3. Select a Powerball number from 1-20
  4. Purchase your SA Powerball ticket
  5. Play once or every week...
    No commitment required!
  6. Keep everything you win

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