South Africa Lotto Plus FAQs

Want to win big on South Africa Lotto Plus? Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting supplemental draw. When you’re ready to play, head over to our Tickets page to get involved!

Question: What is South Africa Lotto Plus?

Answer: South Africa Lotto Plus is a supplementary game run alongside the regular South Africa Lotto draw. Players pay an additional fee to enter their numbers into a second draw, which is held immediately after the main Lotto draw.

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Question: When are South Africa Lotto Plus draws held?

Answer: South Africa Lotto Plus can only be played alongside the main South Africa Lotto draw. For this reason, the draws are held at the same time as Lotto, on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:00pm (SAST).

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Question: Can I play South Africa Lotto Plus without buying a regular Lotto ticket?

Answer: No. South Africa Lotto Plus can be played only in conjunction with the main game.

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Question: When is the cut-off time for South Africa Lotto Plus ticket sales?

Answer: You must buy your South Africa Lotto Plus tickets by 8:30pm (SAST) if you are purchasing them from an authorised retailer within South Africa. If you are playing from outside of the country through an online concierge service, then you will have to snap up your entries up to three hours before the draw. It is recommend that you check with the service provider before buying tickets.

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Question: How do I win a South Africa Lotto Plus prize?

Answer: The minimum requirement for winning a South Africa Lotto Plus prize is to match three main numbers, which entitles the player to a guaranteed R50. To win the jackpot, players must match all six main numbers. Visit the Prizes page to see a comprehensive prize breakdown.

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Question: Can I take part in South Africa Lotto Plus if I live outside of the country?

Answer: Players from around the world can take part in South Africa Lotto Plus thanks to online lottery concierge services, which dispatch an agent based in the country to buy your tickets and issue you with a scanned copy. If you strike it lucky and win big, the service will notify you right away so that you can start the process of claiming your prize. Smaller prizes will be paid into your online account. Visit our Tickets page now to learn more.

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Question: When do South Africa Lotto Plus prizes expire?

Answer: Lotto Plus prizes must be claimed within 365 days of the date of their respective draws.

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Question: Is there a minimum age to play South Africa Lotto?

Answer: You must be at least 18 years old to take part in South Africa Lotto Plus.

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Question: Will I pay tax on my South Africa Lotto winnings?

Answer: We recommend that you consult a tax professional about any possible liabilities arising from winning a large South Africa Lotto Plus prize.

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Question: What odds are there on winning a South Africa Lotto prize?

Answer: As South Africa Lotto Plus follows the exact same format as that of South Africa Lotto, the odds are the same. You have a 1 in 54 chance of winning a prize on South Africa Lotto Plus, with the odds of winning the jackpot 1 in 13,983,816. Visit the South Africa Lotto Plus Prizes page to see a full list of odds for individual prizes.

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Question: What is the minimum South Africa Lotto jackpot?

Answer: The exact prize value can vary from draw to draw, but the South Africa Lotto Plus jackpot is a guaranteed 42.3% of the total prize fund for the game.

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Question: When will the next South Africa Lotto Plus draw take place?

Answer: The next exciting South Africa Lotto Plus draw will be held on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 .

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Question: How much is the current South Africa Lotto Plus jackpot?

Answer: The next South Africa Lotto jackpot will be R0.

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Question: How much does a South Africa Lotto Plus ticket cost?

Answer: Tickets for South Africa Lotto Plus cost R2.50 on top of the cost of a ticket for the main South Africa Lotto draw. They cannot be purchased separately.

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