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.
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.
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. Play South Africa Powerball online for a chance to become a millionaire!
How to Play South Africa Powerball
To play South Africa Powerball, you must select 5 main numbers from a guess range of 1 – 50 and a Powerball number from a separate guess range of 1 – 20. Match all the main numbers and the lucky Powerball to win the big jackpot.
The US Powerball has a similar play procedure. However, the 5 main numbers in the American game are drawn from a range of 1 – 69 and the Powerball is chosen from a range of 1 – 26. All things considered, the American Powerball is harder to win but it has much higher jackpots.
The drawings in the South African Powerball take place twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 21:00 local time. Purchase your tickets in person in South Africa or online from anywhere in the world.
Winning South Africa Powerball
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|
|8th||1+1||10.99%||Fixed R15||1: 57|
|9th||0+1||12.01%||Fixed R10||1: 35|
Play South Africa Powerball Online
Play South Africa Powerball online, legally, with an actual, physical lottery ticket. 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, the messenger service buys a physical ticket from a licensed retailer on your behalf.
Go ahead and try for yourself! Play South Africa Powerball online now!