South Africa Daily Lotto Prizes

You win Daily Lotto prizes by matching the numbers you selected to the winning numbers drawn. Unlike other South African games, all of the prize money must be won in every draw, so it is possible to land a share of the jackpot without even matching all of the numbers.

You can win by matching two, three, four or five of the numbers drawn. There are no fixed prizes, and the value of all the awards depends on the total number of ticket sales and the number of winners. From every R3 spent on a Daily Lotto play, 50 percent of the money goes to the prize pool. A portion of this prize pool is then allocated to each of the four prize divisions, and the money is split between winners in each category.

The estimated jackpot is R100,000 but varies from draw to draw. The following table shows how much money is allocated to each prize division:

Division Number of Balls to Match Odds % of Prize Pool
1 Match 5 1 in 376,992 35.60%
2 Match 4 1 in 2,432 8.20%
3 Match 3 1 in 81 16.40%
4 Match 2 1 in 7.6 39.80%
*The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 7.6

There are no rollovers, so the top prize will roll down to the next winning tier if there are no tickets that match all five numbers. The following table provides an example of how the prize fund is distributed if the most numbers that anyone matches in a draw is four.

Number of Balls to Match Odds % of Prize Pool
Match 4 1 in 2,432 43.80%
Match 3 1 in 81 16.40%
Match 2 1 in 8.40 39.80%

If there are no Match 4 winners, the percentage of the prize pool allocated to this division would roll down to the Match 3 category, and so on. Only in the unlikely event that there are no Match 2 winners would the money be added to the prize pool for the next draw.

If you win a prize, you have 365 days to come forward and claim your winnings. You can claim winnings of up to R2,000 from any licensed lottery retailer, but you will have to visit a post office for awards between R2,000 and R50,000, and you must go to one of Ithuba’s regional offices for prizes worth more than R50,000.