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Top 10 SA Powerball jackpot wins by province

If you were wondering which provinces in South Africa have the most lottery jackpot winners via the SA Powerball, we’ve done the research for you.

This handy table will show you the date it happened, where the prize winner was based and – most importantly – the monetary sum packeted.

When

Where

How much

February 2019

Western Cape

R232 million

August 2018

Mpumalanga

R145 million

August 2019

Western Cape

R141 million

April 2020

KwaZulu-Natal

R135 million

September 2020

Free State

R121 million

February 2020

Gauteng

R114 million

November 2019

Limpopo

R114 million

June 2011

Free State

R102 million

February 2010

Western Cape

R91 million

July 2016

Limpopo

R87 million

January 2021

Gauteng

R60 million

March 2021

Limpopo

R51 million

March 2021

Limpopo

R43 million

As you can see, Limpopo residents have been the most fortunate, occupying four positions among the top 13 jackpot winners.

The Western Cape are second to Limpopo with three big wins. Gauteng and Free State have had a decent share, too, with two each. Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal comprise the rest of the list with one apiece. The Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and North West are still patiently waiting for their first.

Western Cape’s podium finishes

Two of the Western Cape’s top three finishes are among the top three overall. A man, who chose to remain anonymous, started 2019 with a fat financial boost after purchasing his winning ticket at an OK Mini Mart in the northern suburb of Tygerdal, Cape Town.

His prize of R232 million was almost a full R100 million more than the R141 million claimed by the Mossel Bay man a few months later. The 50-year-old construction worker effectively took inspiration from a dream his wife had and entered the draw.

Limpopo’s quartet

Limpopo currently have positions seven, 10, 11 and 12 among the top 13 SA Powerball jackpot wins by province, with amounts of R114 million, R87 million, R51 million and R43 million. The R87 million win was done on a particularly tight timeline, as the eventual winner had purchased the ticket a mere 15 minutes before the draw took place.

Free State’s split

With one finish among the top 5 and a second in the bottom half, the province of Free State also presently account for 20% of the 10 highest SA Powerball jackpot wins in the history of the draw. A Bloemfontein grandfather took home R121 million, while a 20-something businessman in the same town effectively waited a full 24 rollovers before winning his R102 million.

Powerball Plus

The SA Powerball has its Powerball Plus variation, too. It ostensibly gives players a second chance to win, even though prizes are usually lower than in the standard Powerball draw.

Regardless, these three biggest SA Powerball Plus wins, ever, show that the draw has as much merit as the initial Powerball.

When

Where

How much

July 2020

Free State

R153 million

April 2019

Western Cape

R83 million

September 2019

Limpopo

R70 million

Again, it’s Free State, Western Cape and Limpopo who comprise the top three. This time, however, it’s the inland province of Free State that has managed to take pole position ahead of their coastal counterparts Western Cape.

This page will be updated the next time a record SA Powerball jackpot is won.

This article was last updated on 13 April 2021