South Africa Lotto

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About South Africa Lotto

The South Africa Lotto is one of the several games by the National Lottery Association of South Africa. The game plays at 9 pm regional time on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Be sure that you get your tickets at least 30 minutes before the draw begins to guarantee entry. The National Lottery is responsible for many educational endeavours in South Africa and helps towards the betterment of the country. The uptake of this lottery is huge, with an estimated 87% of the population taking part.

How to Play South Africa Lotto

The South Africa Lotto follows a very standard format. Players are asked to choose 6 numbers between 1 and 49 and a bonus ball. This lottery is a rollover game, therefore it can continue growing until the main jackpot prize is won.

The official South Africa Lotto website allows you to see a running total of this jackpot, as well as the number of successive rollovers and the size of the total prize pool. It has very comprehensive stats, which is great if you’re a new player or just a conscientious veteran. You can even find out which draw machine that is used. It is a STAR machine, for anyone that is interested.

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South Africa Lotto Payouts

One of the most overwhelming statistics of South Africa Lotto is the sheer number of South African residents who play; a whopping 87%. This is largely due to the presence of an R57 million jackpot which was won very recently in July 2016. It was the biggest of 2016 so far.

The game has 7 different prize divisions, which is pretty encouraging for players. In order to take home the top prize, you must match all 6 main numbers. The second place prize pays out by matching 5 numbers and a bonus ball. There are winnings for anyone who matches 3 or more numbers. Matching the bonus ball will add value to all prizes, except the main jackpot.

In the last game, there were no first or second prize winners. However, there were 44 third place winners who each received R12,936.80. A prize of R3897.10 was given 121 players after they each matched enough numbers to win the fourth prize.

The South Africa Lotto proudly proclaims to have made 352 millionaires during its time in existence. It has also made another 105,841,489 players winners.

Customer Support and Help

Telephone (0800-1700-409) Live chat and Email.

Support Telephone: 0800 1700 409
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Company Information

February 2010
Available Languages
English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Swedish, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian, Dutch.
Accepted Currencies
Affiliate Program
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Our Conclusion

We always love a lottery that gives back to its society and the South African Lotto does just that. It funds a number of fantastic educational outreach projects. It’s hard to ignore the sheer number of native players who follow this game, which is a testament to the prizes up for grabs. With 7 different prize divisions, there is a good chance that you’ll be walking away as a winner. The twice-weekly jackpot’s ability to rollover means that it can generate massive jackpots, as has been displayed already this year. It’s a straightforward game that is as open to non-SA residents as it is to natives.

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