South Africa - Powerball Lottery Information

Guess Range 5/50 + PB 1/20
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 - Powerball

Divisions Match Winning Odds
1 Prize 5+PB 1:42,375,200
2 Prize 5 1:2,230,274
3 Prize 4+PB 1:188,334
4 Prize 4 1:9,912
5 Prize 3+PB 1:4,280
6 Prize 3 1:225
7 Prize 2+PB 1:299
8 Prize 1+PB 1:57
9 Prize 0+PB 1:35

South Africa - Powerball Information

Based on the famous US Powerball, lotto enthusiasts from around the globe play South Africa PowerBall for its great jackpots, attractive Powerball winning odds, and tax-free prizes.

South African PowerBall History

The South Africa PowerBall was introduced in October of 2009 by the South Africa Lottery Administration, the sole Lottery funder and administrator in South Africa, as part as on-going efforts to raise money for public funds. The South African PowerBall was added to offer a bigger jackpot as well as higher statistical possibilities of winning than the other South African lotteries available. 

South Africa PowerBall Rules

To play the South Africa PowerBall, select 5/50 numbers and an additional number (Powerball) from a different matrix of 1-20. Those who enjoy the South Africa PowerBall, may wish to play US Powerball online, which regularly offers massive jackpot prizes!.

Winning the South Africa PowerBall

Players win the South Africa PowerBall jackpot by correctly selecting all five regular numbers as well as the Powerball number. Prize winners are not required to pay taxes.

One winning PowerBall ticket? Why not two? A Gauteng engineer bought two tickets, at two different stores in Johannesburg, with the exact same numbers to a South Africa Powerball draw in March 2017. When the numbers were drawn, it turned out he had two of the four winning tickets. The lucky man, who decided to stay anonymous, walked away with R15.2 million in prize money.

An enormous South African PowerBall jackpot prize of R102 million was won in June 2011, but amazingly, that prize was never claimed. PowerBall set a new record when a R232,131,750.69 jackpot was won by single ticket in the draw on 19 February 2019. Check lottery results for this and 100+ world lotteries here.

Learn About South Africa PowerBall Draws

PowerBall South Africa uses the exciting Powerball format popularized by the original American lottery, combining large jackpots with tax-free prizes and a smaller guess range. The South Africa Powerball set a record when its jackpot reached R102,016,595 on 3 June 2011, but that prize was never collected. That record was broken in the draw on 3 August 2018 when a single ticket won a jackpot prize of R145,469,799.30. The current PowerBall record is R232,131,750.69, an incredible jackpot prize won by a single ticket in the lottery's draw on 19 February 2019. The jackpot stands as the biggest lottery prize ever awarded in South Africa. Check the exciting PowerBall South Africa Lottery Results here!