New South Africa Raffle is Launched

New South Africa Raffle is Launched
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tickets have gone on sale for the next South Africa Raffle, with the draw set to take place on 10 January 2020 and ten lucky players guaranteed to win a Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet. There are also cash prizes worth R4.7 million up for grabs in the upcoming draw, which is called Raffle 5.

What’s New About Raffle 5?

As the name suggests, this is the fifth Raffle to have been scheduled since the first one took place in 2016. Traditionally they have taken been held just after Christmas - last year’s ‘Home Sweet Home’ Raffle was drawn on Saturday 29 December - but this time it will be early in the New Year.

The game will work in the same way as previous Raffles and is very simple to play. You just need to ask for a ticket - the cost this year is R50 per entry - and you will be issued a number. The maximum spend per person is R2,000, so you can buy up to 40 entries.

If the number on your ticket matches up exactly with any of the winning codes drawn on the night, you win the corresponding prize. The top award this year is the Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet. With ten on offer and only 500,000 tickets on sale, the odds of winning are 1 in 50,000 - better than the chances of landing most lottery jackpots.

There are also another 2,335 cash prizes to be won. Twenty players will land R50,000, there will be 155 awards of R10,000, and 2,160 ticket holders will pocket R1,000 each. All the prizes will definitely be given away because the winning codes will only be selected from the pool of tickets entered.

You can take part online or by visiting an authorised retailer, after the tickets went on sale on 20 October. You can enter up until 20:30 on the draw day - or until tickets sell out. There is a chance the Raffle may be postponed until a later date if all the available entries have not been sold by 10 January.

Once the draw has taken place, you then have 365 days to claim your prize if you win. If you happen to win one of the cars and come forward quickly, you will be invited to a media ceremony to be held in Johannesburg in February. If you don’t claim your Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet within 30 days, you will have to wait for at least 180 days to receive it.

History of the South Africa Raffle

A Mercedes Benz C-Class Cabriolet was also the top prize in the first Raffle on 30 December 2016. The game was launched to offer players something different to traditional lotteries, with a different format to picking your own numbers and non-cash prizes available as well as money.

Over the years, players have had the chance to win other cars - such as Mini Cooper Convertibles in December 2017 - and cash prizes of up to R1 million (in May 2017). The top prize in 2018 was a home worth R2 million - the highest value award to have been put up for grabs in the game so far.

Go to the South Africa Raffle page for more information about the game and how it works, and then set your sights on the possibility of winning a top-of-the-range car or cash award to kick off 2020 in style.