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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

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.

South Africa Lotto awarded a record-breaking R110 million jackpot prize to four lucky ticket holders in January 2018, the highest lottery jackpot ever to be won in South Africa.

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. 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 1-52. 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.

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!