About South Africa Powerball

The Powerball game in South Africa was launched on Friday October 23rd 2009 with one lucky player snapping up a R30 million jackpot. Since then there have been numerous millionaires made in a country where 82 percent of people are said to regularly play lotto games.

The biggest jackpot in the history of South Africa Powerball was R102 million, which was claimed by a single ticket holder from the Free State Province on Friday 3rd June 2011.The basic jackpot is estimated at R3 million, which sometimes comes in a little lower due to fluctuating ticket sales and then increases sharply with rollovers to rapidly reach eight figures.

South Africa Powerball Draw Schedule

South Africa Powerball draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:00pm UTC +2 and are broadcast live on national television. The draw is made by two machines - one for the main balls and another to establish the Powerball, with the results appearing on the South Africa Powerball Results page soon afterwards.

How to Play South Africa Powerball

Players pick five main numbers between 1 and 45 and a Powerball from 1 to 20 and must match all of the numbers drawn to win the multi-million rand jackpot. There are nine prize categories in total, with players needing to match at least the Powerball to win a prize. Find out more about the structure at the South Africa Powerball Prizes page.

Ticket sales in South Africa close 30 minutes before each draw and reopen afterwards for the next game, with players who buy their tickets online from a lottery concierge service needing to ensure that their tickets are purchased up to three hours before the draw. You can find out more information on cut-off times when you buy your South Africa Powerball tickets through the Lotto Tickets page.