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How to Play Powerball South Africa


How to Play PowerBall South Africa


How to play PowerBall and PowerBall Plus in South Africa?

Here’s what to do: Choose 5 numbers between 1 and 50 and 1 PowerBall number between 1 and 20. You can also make use of a quick pick selection where the system chooses the numbers randomly on behalf of you. 


What is the difference between South Africa PowerBall and PowerBall Plus?

Your approach to PowerBall and PowerBall Plus is exactly the same. The difference is that PowerBall Plus gives the player a second chance to win. Although your chances of winning the PowerBall Plus are the same as PowerBall, the prizes are slightly lower. If you want to play PowerBall Plus you have to select the option at an additional fee.


How to win SA PowerBall and PowerBall Plus?

For you to win the 1st prize PowerBall or PowerBall Plus, you have to match all 5 main numbers as well as the PowerBall. There are also 8 other ways to win a prize, if you match some of the main numbers with the PowerBall or match just a few of the main numbers. Your prize is bigger if you match more of the numbers that were drawn.


When and at what time does SA PowerBall and PowerBall Plus draws take place?

The draw for SA PowerBall takes place every Tuesday and Friday at 21:00 South Africa Standard Time (SAST). The draw for PowerBall Plus is directly after the PowerBall draw. If you are unable to watch the live draw of the weekly draws on Tuesday and Friday at 21:00 SAST, the SA Powerball results will be available online straight after the draw.



When is the closing time for placing your bets on PowerBall and PowerBall Plus in South Africa?

You can place your bet every day until 30 minutes before the draw takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 21:00 SAST. You can place your bet on the next game shortly after the draw took place.


How much does it cost to play PowerBall and PowerBall Plus South Africa?

The price to play a single line with SA PowerBall is R5.00. If you choose to play the PowerBall Plus option, it will be at an additional R2.50 per line that you play.



Odds of winning PowerBall and PowerBall Plus South Africa

Your chances of winning the SA PowerBall and PowerBall Plus are 1 in 42,375,200. And your overall odds of winning any prize is 1 in 18. Below are your chances of winning the SA PowerBall and PowerBall Plus.

Prize Tier

Chances of winning

Match 5 numbers + PowerBall

1 in 42,375,200

Match 5 numbers

1 in 2,230,274

Match 4 numbers + PowerBall

1 in 188,334

Match 4 numbers

1 in 9,912

Match 3 numbers + PowerBall

1 in 4,280

Match 3 Numbers

1 in 225

Match 2 Numbers + PowerBall

1 in 299

Match 1 Number + PowerBall

1 in 57

Match PowerBall

1 in 35


Highest Pay outs in history

The biggest amount ever won with PowerBall in South Africa is R232,131,750.69. Here is a list of the highest amounts won in history for PowerBall South Africa as well as the SA Powerball lucky numbers.


Amount won


Lucky numbers



14, 18, 21, 26, 35 and 5



1, 15, 23, 24, 35 and 4



8, 9, 15, 20, 24 and 14



3, 15, 23, 37, 45 and 18



2, 8, 11, 13, 32 and 3



6, 30, 31, 33, 36 and 16



6, 32, 36, 38, 45 and 1



1, 7, 16, 28, 35 and 3



10, 35, 37, 46, 48 and 9