South Africa Lottery Results

Latest South Africa lottery results, winning numbers and rules. Find all the information you need about lotteries in South Africa. Check your ticket or search past draws if you won the jackpot. 🍀

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South Africa Lottery Games

Initially launched in 2000, lotteries are a fairly new concept in South Africa, with participants able to play multiple games to win significant sums of money.

Ithuba, the holder of the Government licence to run lotteries in South Africa, currently operates all games.

Daily Lotto

Launched in 2019, Daily Lotto is South Africa’s newest lottery game.

Daily Lotto is South Africa’s only lottery game that doesn’t have a minimum jackpot; instead, the volume of ticket sales determines the value of the top prize. Also, Ithuba regularly holds special draw promotions with significantly improved jackpots and higher payouts for all prizes.

Lotto

Launched in 2000, Lotto is South Africa’s longest running and most popular lottery game.

Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday for winning jackpots of at least ZAR 2 million, and there are no rollover or jackpot caps if the top prize fails to be won!

Players can win additional prizes by entering their previously chosen Lotto numbers into the Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 games.

Powerball

Powerball is South Africa’s most lucrative lottery game and, with its higher minimum jackpot and better odds of winning secondary prizes than Lotto, has gained much popularity since its launch in 2009.

Powerball has a minimum jackpot of ZAR 3 million, plus extra chances to win additional cash prizes via Powerball Plus.

South Africa Lottery Game Schedule

The below table provides an overview of the schedule for each South Africa lottery game.

Lottery Game MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Daily Lotto 21:00 21:00 21:00 21:00 21:00 21:00 21:00
Lotto     20:56     20:56  
Powerball   21:00   20:30 21:00    

South Africa Lottery Odds and Jackpots

Lottery Game Winning Odds Minimum Jackpot
Daily Lotto 1 in 376,992 Depends on ticket sales
Lotto 1 in 20,358,520 ZAR 2 million
Powerball 1 in 24,435,180 ZAR 3 million

What are the Biggest South African Lottery Wins?

There have been many significant South African lottery wins in recent years, with the biggest being listed below:

  • ZAR 232 million in Powerball on February 19, 2019.
  • ZAR 114.2 million in Powerball on November 26, 2019.
  • ZAR 110 million in Lotto on January 27, 2018.

So far, the biggest winning Powerball jackpots have been won by lucky single-ticket holders! In contrast, the biggest Lotto win by a single-ticket holder was for a comparatively low ZAR 34.3 million on March 8, 2006.

Is Tax Paid on South African Lottery Winnings?

No; however, participants from overseas should check if winnings need to be declared for tax purposes at home.

Mobile Apps for South Africa Lotteries

Lottery Operator Lottery Game Mobile Website Mobile App Buy Ticket iTunes Google Play
Ithuba Daily Lotto
Lotto
Powerball
Yes Yes Yes Link Link

How to Contact South Africa Lottery Operators

Contact information for each lottery operator is listed below.

Operator Lottery Game Official Website Main Address Local Tel. No.
Ithuba Daily Lotto
Lotto
Powerball
https://www.nationallottery.co.za/ 14A Charles Crescent Avenue,
Eastgate Extension 4, 2148 Sandton,
Johannesburg, South Africa
0800 484 822

How Can I Purchase Lottery Tickets in South Africa?

Lottery tickets are available from authorized lottery retailers across South Africa or online via the official website or mobile app.

Can Overseas Players Play South African Lottery Games?

Yes, on selected lottery agent websites.

How Old Do I Have to Be to Play South African Lotteries?

Participants must be at least 18 years of age to play lotteries in South Africa.

How Do I Claim South African Lottery Prizes?

Prize winners have up to 180 days to claim Daily Lotto prizes, but up to one year to claim Lotto and Powerball prizes.

Smaller prizes can be claimed from retailers, while more significant amounts require direct contact with the lottery operator. For online players, winnings are usually paid directly into a registered online account subject to verification checks for more substantial wins. 

Winning players from overseas will be paid by their respective lottery agent.

How are the Proceeds of South African Lotteries Spent?

Ithuba distributes its proceeds via the National Lottery Distribution Fund, through which charities receive cash to help fund socio-economic development projects across South Africa.