The South Africa Powerball takes the ‘secret sauce’ of the US Powerball and uses it to offer huge jackpots and exciting secondary prizes to South Africans and online players worldwide.
The South Africa Powerball is not alone in taking some cues from the US Powerball. The Australia Powerball and the New Zealand Powerball are the other 2 members of the international Powerball family inspired by the US Powerball. All South Africa Powerball prizes are paid out tax-free, which is a very good reason to get in the game! Powerball South Africa’s first draw was in October 2009. The highest jackpot ever awarded in the game’s history was R145,469,799.30 (approximately $11 million), which was won by one lucky winning ticket holder in 2018.
The National Lottery in South Africa offers Powerball South Africa. Since June 1st, 2015, Ithuba has been the official operator of The National Lottery in South Africa. This amazing game is also available to lottery players online on theLotter, the leading lottery messenger service. Play South Africa Powerball online for a chance to become a millionaire!
How Do You Play South Africa Powerball?
To play South Africa Powerball, you must select a set of main numbers and a Powerball number like this:
- Choose your 5 main numbers from 1 to 50.
- Choose your Powerball number from 1 to 20.
- Match all the 5 main nos. and the Powerball to win the jackpot. (Min. R5 Million)
Your main aim is to guess all the 5 main numbers and the Powerball to win the jackpot, but there are more prizes you can win in the SA Powerball by matching only some of the numbers.
When Are the SA Powerball Draws?
The drawings in the South African Powerball take place twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 21:00 local time. Get your tickets in person in South Africa or play the SA Powerball online from anywhere in the world on theLotter.
South Africa Powerball Jackpot and Prizes
Match the 5 main numbers and the Powerball and you’re a South Africa Powerball jackpot winner! That’s all there is to it! The first prize begins at R5 million and there is no cap or rollover limit. With every line you play, you have a 1 in 24,435,180 chance to win the jackpot. But that’s not all you can win in this South African lottery. There are 9 prize categories in total, including the jackpot. As an added benefit of this game, all prizes are paid out tax-free in South Africa.
|Division||Match||Prize Fund %||Average Prize||Winning Odds|
|1st||⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴||54.46%||R55,384,977||1: 42,375,200|
|3rd||⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴||2.50%||R11,300||1: 188,334|
|5th||⚪⚪⚪ + 🔴||4.80%||R493||1: 4,280|
|7th||⚪⚪ + 🔴||3.00%||R22||1: 299|
|8th||⚪ + 🔴||10.99%||Fixed R15||1: 57|
|9th||🔴||12.01%||Fixed R10||1: 35|
How Do You Play South Africa Powerball Online?
Play South Africa Powerball online, legally, with an actual, physical lottery ticket on theLotter. Playing online with a lottery messenger service is just like playing in person, except with a mouse and screen instead of a pen and paper. After you choose your entry online, theLotter buys a physical ticket from a licensed retailer on your behalf. Go ahead and try for yourself! Buy your SA Powerball tickets online today!
US Powerball vs. SA Powerball
The US Powerball has a similar play procedure to the South African version of the game. However, the 5 main numbers and the Powerball are chosen from different guess ranges. All things considered, the American Powerball is harder to win but it has much higher jackpots. Neither of the two lotteries has caps on their jackpots, which means that they can grow unlimitedly.
The furthest that the US Powerball jackpot has gotten so far is $1.58 billion, which is also the world record. As for the winning odds of the two jackpots, the South Africa Powerball offers players exponentially better chances, which gives it a great advantage over the American version.
|US Powerball||SA Powerball|
|Game Rules||⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ (1-69)
+ 🔴 (1-25)
+ 🔴 (1-20)
|Jackpot Odds||1 in 292,201,338||1 in 42,375,200|
|Jackpot Amount||Min. $20M
Record $1.58 Billion
South Africa Powerball Results
Below you can see the updated results of the last 10 South Africa Powerball draws. Return to this page after every official draw to see if you are the South Africa Powerball jackpot winner!