South Africa Powerball FAQs

If you fancy winning yourself a South Africa Powerball jackpot, then it is easy to play wherever you are in the world via the Lotto Tickets page. This page will answer any queries that you might have about this exciting game.

Question: When are South Africa Powerball draws held?

Answer: South Africa Powerball is drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:00pm UTC+2.

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

Answer: You must buy your South Africa Powerball tickets by 9pm UTC+2 if you are purchasing them from an authorised retailer within South Africa. If you are playing from outside of the country through an online concierge service, then you will have to snap up your entries up to three hours before the draw. The best advice is to check with the service provider before buying tickets.

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Question: How do I win a South Africa Powerball prize?

Answer: The minimum requirement for winning a South Africa Powerball prize is to match at least the Powerball, while you can claim the jackpot if you match all five main numbers and the Powerball.

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Question: Can I take part in South Africa Powerball if I live outside of the country?

Answer: Players from around the world can take part in the South Africa Powerball fun thanks to online lottery concierge services, which dispatch an agent based in the country to buy your tickets and issue you with a scanned copy. If you strike it lucky and win big, the service will notify you right away so that you can start the process of claiming your prize. Smaller prizes will be paid into your online account.

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Question: When do South Africa Powerball 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 Powerball?

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

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

Answer: You are advised to consult a tax professional about any possible liabilities arising from winning a large South Africa Powerball prize.

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

Answer: You have a 1 in 18 chance of winning any prize on South Africa Powerball, with odds of 1 in 37 on matching the minimum of the Powerball to win a prize. Winning the jackpot is a 1 in 24,435,180 shot. There is a full list of all of the odds at the South Africa Powerball Prizes page.

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Question: What is the minimum South Africa Powerball jackpot?

Answer: South Africa Powerball jackpots start at around R3 million, but this is typically an estimated amount and the final value is based on revenue from ticket sales.

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Question: Is there a limit to the number of South Africa Powerball rollovers or the size of the jackpot?

Answer: South Africa Powerball does not have a jackpot cap and can roll over as many times as it takes to find a winner, which often produces huge prizes.

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Question: What was the value of the largest ever South Africa Powerball jackpot?

Answer: South Africa Powerball’s jackpot hit R102 million on Friday 3rd June 2011, and was snapped up by a player from the Free State province.

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Question: When will the next South Africa Powerball draw take place?

Answer: Your next chance to win a multimillion-Rand prize will be on Tuesday 25th July 2017 .

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Question: How much is the current South Africa Powerball jackpot?

Answer: Next time South Africa Powerball is drawn, you will be playing for R36,000,000.

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Question: How much does it cost to buy a South Africa Powerball ticket?

Answer: A single ticket costs R5.

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