South Africa - Lotto Lottery Information

Next South Africa - Lotto Draw Online

Enter the next Lotto South Africa online draw to experience the lottery’s uncapped jackpot and six secondary prizes. Don't miss out on the National Lottery of South Africa, which attracts 82% of South Africans to its bi-weekly draws!
Guess Range 6/49
Hosted in South Africa
Schedule Wed 21:00, Sat 21:00
Jackpot Type CASH
Tax Requirement Lottery prizes are paid out tax-free. Check the tax laws in your country of residence for any further local taxation you may be subject to.

Chances to win South Africa - Lotto

Divisions Match Winning Odds
1 Prize 6 1:13,983,816
2 Prize 5+1 1:2,330,636
3 Prize 5 1:55,492
4 Prize 4+1 1:44,393
5 Prize 4 1:1,033
6 Prize 3+1 1:2,436
7 Prize 3 1:57

South Africa - Lotto Information

The South Africa Lotto offers attractive jackpots, combining an easy-to-play format with a national reputation that has made it one of Africa’s most popular lotto games.

South Africa Lotto History

The lotteries of South Africa have been in operation since 1984 with different lotteries vying for the top spot and contributing proceeds to a variety of national projects. The success of the South Africa Lotto since its establishment in 2000 prompted the South Africa Lottery organization to launch the South Africa Powerball in 2009.

The South Africa Lotto highest jackpot was taken in February of 2003 when the R44.7 million ($US 5.7 million) prize was won by four lucky ticket holders.

South Africa Lotto Rules

To play the South Africa Lotto, select 6 numbers from a guess range of 1-49. The bonus number is selected during the draw and counted towards the secondary prizes only. For the rules of more than 70 world lotteries, please visit our Lottery Results page.

Winning the South Africa Lotto

The South Africa Lotto offers seven prize categories, and to win the South Africa Lotto jackpot players must successfully match 6 numbers from a guess range of 1-49.  The lottery offers a bonus number which is chosen during the time of the draw from the same drum and is counted towards secondary prizes only.

South Africa Lotto Anecdotes

Patriotic Luck - The South Africa Lotto is one of the most popular national lotteries in the world with an astounding 82% of the South African population playing the South Africa Lotto and 53% of them reporting that the South Africa Lotto is the only lottery they have ever played.

Players who enjoy the South Africa lottery may also want to try their luck with other international lotteries such as the France Loto or the Sweden Lotto.

Learn About South Africa Lottery Draws

The South Africa Lottery was the nation’s first lotto, founded in 1984 and is still a national favourite today. The South Africa Lotto increases excitement and prize-winning potential with its bonus number. Follow the South Africa Lotto Results to experience Africa’s largest jackpots and six different secondary prizes in each draw!