The South African Powerball is the newest lottery offered in South Africa and uses the famed US Powerball lottery format to deliver millions in wins.
South Africa’s Powerball lottery was created in October of 2009 by the South African Lottery association in order to raise funds for communal charities. The highest jackpot was R 100 million (US$ 11.8 million) which was claimed in March of 2011 by a single winner.
Players select five numbers from a range of 1-45, as well as an additional number (Powerball) drawn from a separate matrix with a guess range of 1-20.
Players use a 6 line form and can choose their numbers manually (Natural Selection), use preselected numbers (My Numbers) or have the numbers randomly selected by the system (Quick Pick). theLotter offers Subscription or Multi-Draw packages to enable customers to never miss a draw while enjoying significant discounts.
The drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday at 19:30 GMT in South Africa, and ticket sales close approximately 3 hours prior to the draw. The South Africa Powerball results are available on theLotter every Wednesday and Saturday starting from 7:00 GMT.
There are eight winning prize categories, and the jackpot can be claimed when all five regular numbers as well as the additional number (the Powerball) match the called numbers. The additional number is used towards the jackpot as well as the third, fifth, seventh and eighth place prize categories. The South African Powerball’s jackpot always starts at R 3 million and grows as the rollovers continue.
There are no taxes on winnings, and all winnings are paid in a lump sum (a one-time payment). Winners must claim all prizes over R 2,000 at the official South African Powerball headquarters within a year of the lucky draw.
34% off all the proceeds from the South African Powerball are allotted to NLDT (National Lottery Distribution Fund) and put towards a variety of worthy causes.
In March of 2011, the highest jackpot of an amazing R 100 million (US$ 11.8 million) was won by a single winner.
To learn more about the South African Powerball, please visit the South Africa Powerball lottery info page.