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|Prize Level 1 – Jackpot||5+1||1 : 24,435,180|
|Prize Level 2||5||1 : 1,286,062|
|Prize Level 3||4+1||1 : 122,176|
|Prize Level 4||4||1 : 6,430|
|Prize Level 5||3+1||1 : 3,133|
|Prize Level 6||3||1 : 165|
|Prize Level 7||2+1||1 : 247|
|Prize Level 8||1+1||1 : 53|
|Prize Level 9||0+1||1 : 38|
LottoPoint is happy to introduce another member of the Powerball lottery family – its cousin from South Africa. The lottery has quickly become one of the most popular lottos in the country, not without reasons at that.
The first of those is the massive top prizes the game features – the record jackpot is 102 million ZAR won on June 3, 2011, by a lotto player in Free State Province.
This is far from the only memorable prize paid out, as the game has created over 90 millionaires so far!
At LottoPoint you can easily join the draws with a minimum of 5 lines. If you have created your own lucky combinations feel free to enter the numbers manually, or you can always choose Quick pick to play this lotto with a completely random set – it really is down to how lucky you feel! Our Multi-Draw feature allows you to choose how many following draws to enter, while also making a nice saving on the entry cost.
For true lottery enthusiasts, the Subscription service is perfect – you will never miss a draw with your lucky combinations or miss claiming your prizes, too. If you win up to $10,000, the prize will be credited to your account right after the winners are announced, while for bigger prizes a member of our team will contact you to inform of the great news and arrange a convenient transfer of the funds after identity verification is completed. No matter how you enter draws or how much you win, LottoPoint will always notify you for any prizes.
The game gathered huge popularity in a short period of time thanks not only to its recognizable name in the lotto world, but because of its personal attributes too – a drawing format similar to its US granddaddy, but with better winning odds! To win the jackpot players need to match the 5 main numbers from 1 to 45, along with the Powerball – from 1 to 20. It all starts with a guaranteed top prize of 3,000,000 ZAR and as the rollovers aren’t limited, it only takes a couple of draws for jackpots to grow really huge.
The winning numbers are drawn twice a week – on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Head over to latest results section and check out how your favorite numbers are doing and use the time around the draws to try and boost your winning chances with a better combination.
Lotteries in South Africa have quickly become incredibly popular, even though the country’s national lotto dates back only to 2000 when the National Lottery Commission was established. Recently, however, Powerball SA has been by far the most popular lotto game, thanks to its huge prizes.
It was introduced in 2009 and is currently administered by South Africa’s Ithuba company, which was given the operational license in 2015. In the same year, the prize categories were increased, giving better chances to players for a win, thus making the game even more attractive.
Similar to the original US Powerball, this lottery features an exciting drawing format – to win the top prize players need to correctly match 5 main numbers from 1 to 45 and the Powerball from 1 to 20.
The jackpot is starting at 3,000,000 ZAR and quickly rolls over well into the 8-digit territory, making the game one of the richest lotteries in the country. The draws are on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 21:00 local AEST time. If the draw falls on a bank holiday, such as Christmas, it will be rescheduled.
Another great characteristic of the lottery is the generous prize payout structure with 8 categories. Since 2015, when the last division was added, players win a prize for matching only the Powerball, which creates better overall winning odds of around 1 in 20.
Upper prize levels represent various combinations of correctly matched main numbers and the Powerball, so, for example, you could win a nice prize by guessing 3 numbers, no matter if those are only main numbers or 2 main numbers along with the Powerball. Overall – it’s a greatly structured lotto!
There really is a lot going on for the game to make it one of the best national lotteries. Guaranteed jackpots, unlimited roll-overs, frequent draws and a generous prize structure – what more could you ask for from a good lotto!
And just to make things even more attractive, LottoPoint is giving you the opportunity to join the draws in a syndicate. This is by far the best way to increase your chances for a jackpot win while getting the best price per line. You’ll be participating in the drawings with dozens of individual lines, thus massively boosting your odds, and at the same time you’ll be sharing the cost with your syndicate, whether they are your friends or family, or simply other lotto enthusiasts.
Make sure you check out the winning strategies – there you’ll find great tips on how to play the lotto smart and increase your chances if you are a beginning player.
For more experienced lotto enthusiasts, our statistics feature will come in handy, as you’ll be able to see least and most frequently drawn winning numbers, also known as “cold” and “hot” numbers.
Use this information to your advantage and create your lucky combinations! Are you going to stick to proven winners or may go with numbers that are overdue? It’s all down to you!
• One of biggest Powerball SA jackpot – R91 million – was won by a woman, playing the game for the first time ever.
• “Hottest” Powerball is 3 – drawn 54 times, “coldest” is 19 – drawn 27 times.
• Lotteries started in South Africa, not until 2000.
• Each roll overs around ZAR5,000,000 to the jackpot.