South Africa Pick 3 FAQs

Pick 3 is a fun daily game from the South African National Lottery. Find out the answers to any queries you may have about the game on this page.

Question: When are South Africa Pick 3 draws held?

Answer: South Africa Pick 3 draws take place daily at 8pm local time (UTC+2).

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Question: When is the cut-off time for South Africa Pick 3 ticket sales?

Answer: You must buy your South Africa Powerball tickets by 7.30pm UTC+2 if you are purchasing them from an authorised retailer within South Africa.

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Question: How do I win a South Africa Pick 3 prize?

Answer: Players must select numbers between 0 and 9 and match them to the numbers drawn in order to win. There are six different ways to play and how to win depends on which type of bet is selected. Visit the South Africa Pick 3 page to find out more.

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Question: When do South Africa Pick 3 prizes expire?

Answer: Prizes must be claimed within 365 days of the winning draw.

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Question: Is there a minimum age to play South Africa Pick 3?

Answer: You must be at least 18 years old to play South Africa Pick 3.

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Question: Will I pay tax on my South Africa Pick 3 winnings?

Answer: It is advised that you contact a tax professional about any possible liabilities which may arise from winning a large South Africa Pick 3 prize.

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Question: What odds are there on winning a South Africa Pick 3 prize?

Answer: The odds of winning a South Africa Pick 3 prize are based on which type of bet you select, and vary between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1,000. Take a look at the South Africa Pick 3 prizes page to learn more about the odds of winning for each type of bet.

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Question: What is the top prize in South Africa Pick 3?

Answer: The top prize in South Africa Pick 3 is R10,000, for players who select a Straight as their bet type and opt for the maximum bet amount of R20. Prizes start from R150, for players who bet just R3 and go for either a Front Pair, Back Pair or Split Pair.

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Question: How much does it cost to play South Africa Pick 3?

Answer: South Africa Pick 3 players have four bet amounts to choose from - R3, R5, R10 or R20..

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