South Africa Powerball Plus
The first Powerball Plus draw took place on 1st December 2015 after lottery operators Ithuba decided to launch a new game to meet the changing demands of South African lottery fans. Powerball Plus gives Powerball players an additional chance to win a prize in each draw and even become a millionaire. A jackpot of R10 million was set to mark occasion of the very first draw. The top prize rolls over each time it is not won, meaning that the top prize for Powerball Plus can sometimes it can grow bigger than the Powerball jackpot itself!
South Africa Powerball Plus Draw Schedule
South Africa Powerball Plus draws are held every Tuesday and Friday. The main Powerball draws take place at 9:00pm UTC +2 on live television and Powerball Plus draws are held straight after. Two machines are used for each draw, with one used to select the main numbers and another to decide the Powerball number. Results appear on the South Africa Powerball Plus Results page soon after the draw has been made.
How to Play South Africa Powerball Plus
Powerball Plus is a supplementary game to South Africa Powerball which cannot be played separately, so participants must join in by marking the Powerball Plus option on their Powerball ticket and paying a small additional fee of R2.50 per entry.
The game works by conducting a separate draw, in which five new numbers from 1 to 45 and one Powerball from 1 to 20 are randomly selected. Players who opted in will receive an entry for Powerball Plus and can win prizes in nine tiers just like the main Powerball game, starting from a fixed R5 for matching just the Powerball. Find out more about the structure at the South Africa Powerball Plus Prizes page.
It is possible to buy tickets up to 30 minutes before the draw in South Africa, while players who enter online via a lottery concierge service will need to make their purchases at least three hours in advance. Visit the Lotto Tickets page for more information on cut-off times when buying your South Africa Powerball Plus tickets.