South Africa - Lotto Lottery Information

Guess Range 6/52
Hosted in South Africa
(Local draw time)
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 1:20,358,520
2 Prize 5+1 1:3,393,087
3 Prize 5 1:75,402
4 Prize 4+1 1:30,161
5 Prize 4 1:1,371
6 Prize 3+1 1:1,028
7 Prize 3 1:72
8 Prize 2+1 1:96

South Africa - Lotto Information

Lottery fans from across the globe are play South Africa Lotto for its 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 Rules

To play the South Africa Lotto, select 6 numbers from a guess range of 1-52. The bonus number is selected during the draw and counted towards the secondary prizes only. SA Lotto offers seven prize categories, and to win the South Africa Lotto jackpot players must successfully match 6 numbers from a guess range of 1-52. 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. For the rules of more than 100 world lotteries, please visit our Lottery Results page.

South Africa Lotto History

The South Africa Lotto was introduced to help raise funds for government programs in March 2000. Since June 2015, the South African National Lottery has been operated by ITHUBA Holdings Proprietary Limited. To date, the highest recorded South Africa Lotto jackpot is R110 million (more than $9 million USD), set on 27 January 2018.

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.

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 New Zealand Powerball.

Learn About South Africa Lotto Draws

The South Africa Lottery was the country’s first lotto, founded in 1984 and 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 see if you have won one of Africa’s biggest jackpots and or the seven secondary prizes offered by the Lotto in each draw!