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Frequently asked questions about the SA Lotto

How to bet on the SA Lotto online?

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To bet on the South African Lotto online fill in your online bet slip with six numbers from 1 to 52. You can also choose Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2, which are extensions of the SA Lotto that give you extra chances to win.

You can bet on Lotto on your mobile phone to save time. It is also a safer option because you don’t risk losing your paper ticket or forgetting to check your winnings. All your bets are saved in your betting account and you receive a information about your winnings after each draw you participate in.

How to play the SA Lotto Plus?

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Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 are additional games and can be only played together with the South African Lotto. These extra games give you additional chances to win.

What is the Lotto bonus ball?

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The SA lotto draws 6 numbers and a bonus number which affects prize tiers II, IV, VI and VIII. You win the second tier prize if you correctly match 5 numbers and the bonus ball.

What time is the SA Lotto draw?

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The draws happen twice a week, on a Wednesdays and Saturdays, at approximately 9 pm. The Lotto Plus 1 and Plus 2 draws happen immediately after the main lotto draw.

What are the SA Lotto odds?

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To win the SA Lotto main prize you need to correctly match all 6 main numbers. The odds of winning the South African Lotto are 1 in 20,358,520. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 38. To win the lowest prize you need to match 2 main numbers and a bonus ball number, and the odds of this are 1 in 9. See below odds of winning all prize tiers.

Prize tierCorrect NumbersOdds of Winning
I6 numbers1 in 20,358,520
II5 numbers + Bonus1 in 3,393,087
III5 numbers1 in 75,402
IV4 numbers + Bonus1 in 30,161
V4 numbers1 in 1,371
VI3 numbers + Bonus1 in 1,028
VII3 numbers1 in 72
VIII2 numbers + Bonus1 in 9

What was the largest SA Lotto jackpot ever won?

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There were four winning tickets in January 2018's R110-million draw. Each won R27.5 million. It took 21 rollovers to generate the R110 million payout, with no winners for almost three months. One of the fortunate winners - a man from Cape Town who chose to remain anonymous - waited nearly a year to claim his prize.

Do I have to pay tax if I win the lotto in South Africa?

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In short, there is no tax on lottery winnings in South Africa. Any amount won in a lottery is considered as a capital gain and therefore exempt from income tax. Lottery prizes also benefit from a special exemption from capital gains tax, so tax does not have to be paid on payouts of any size.

How much can you win on the SA Lotto?

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The SA Lotto starting first prize payout is approximately R1 million, but it varies slightly between weekly draws.

SA Lotto is not capped which means the big cash prize rolls over until someone matches all 6 numbers and wins the main prize. The same applies to Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 payouts; it keeps rolling over until someone wins.

What’s more; if you match 3 numbers Lotto Plus 1 or Lotto Plus 2, you’re guaranteed a fixed prize which currently stands at R20. If you match 2 numbers and a bonus ball on Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2, you win R15 which should cover the cost of your ticket.


Frequently asked questions about SA Powerball

How to play SA Powerball online?

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To bet on the South African Powerball online fill in your online bet slip with five main numbers from 1 to 50 and one PowerBall from 1 to 20. You can also add PowerBall Plus to your online bet slip, giving you an extra chance to win.

You can bet on the South African Powerball online 24/7 from anywhere, on your smart phone or PC. You don’t have to worry about losing your ticket, all your bets are saved in your online betting account and you will be informed about any winnings by email after every draw you participate in.

When is the SA Powerball draw?

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Draws are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at approximately 9 pm. The Powerball Plus draw happens immediately after the Powerball draw.

What are the SA Powerball odds?

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To win the SA Powerball main prize you need to match 5 main numbers and the Powerball number. The odds of winning the South African Powerball main prize are 1 in 42,375,200. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 18. To win the lowest prize you need to match the Powerball bonus number, and the odds of this are 1 in 35. See below for odds of winning all SA Powerball prize tiers. The odds of winning the Powerball Plus are the same.

Prize tierCorrect NumbersOdds of Winning
I5 numbers + PowerBall1 in 42,375,200
II5 numbers1 in 2,230,274
III4 numbers + PowerBall1 in 188,334
IV4 numbers1 in 9,912
V3 numbers + PowerBall1 in 4,280
VI3 numbers1 in 225
VII2 numbers + PowerBall1 in 299
VIII1 numbers1 in 57
IXPowerBall1 in 35

What is the difference between SA Lotto and SA Powerball?

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The main difference between the SA Lotto and SA Powerball are the odds of winning the main prize. The chances of winning the SA Lotto main prize are 1 in 20,358,520 while the chances of winning the SA Powerball are 1 in 42,375,200. Another difference is that the SA PowerBall offers higher prizes to win. The SA Lotto is drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays while SA Powerball draws happen every Tuesday and Friday.


Frequently asked questions about the France Lotto

What is the France Lotto?

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The France Lotto, which is also known as France Powerball, is a French National lottery which is now also available in South Africa. You can bet on the France Lotto online and stand a chance to win international cash prizes.

How to bet on the France Lotto online from South Africa?

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To bet on the famous French Lottery online, you need to choose five numbers between 1 and 49 and a Powerball number from 1 to 10.

How to win France Lotto?

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To win France Lotto you need to match 5 main numbers and the Powerball number. You win the second prize tier if you correctly guess 5 main numbers.

When is the France Lotto draw?

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France Lotto draws are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. France observes daylight saving time, so the draw times change in South Africa twice a year. From the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October, the draw takes place at 21:35. From the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March, the draw takes place at 22:35.

Why is France Lotto so popular in South Africa?

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One of the main reasons the France Lotto is so popular in South Africa is because it happens three times a week, which means that the main prize amount grows fast. If you consider that the minimum main prize amount starts at €2 million, you can see that France Lotto offers big prizes to win. French lotto is also popular because its overall chance of winning a prize are generous 1 to 6.

What was the biggest France Lotto payout ever won?

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The largest-ever France Lotto payout was €24 million, won by a single ticket holder in June 2011. The winner chose to remain anonymous when collecting their record winnings.

What are the France lotto odds?

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The odds of winning the main French Lotto prize are 1 in 19,068,840. See below for the odds of winning all prize tiers.

Prize tierCorrect NumbersOdds of Winning
I5 numbers + Bonus number1 in 19,068,840
II5 numbers1 in 2,118,760
III4 numbers + Bonus number1 in 88,677
IV4 numbers1 in 9,631
V3 numbers + Bonus number1 in 2,016
VI3 numbers1 in 224
VII2 numbers + Bonus number1 in 144
VIII1 numbers1 in 16
IXBonus number1 in 18