South Africa Raffle
The South Africa Raffle is a special draw that offers players the chance to win big cash amounts, sports cars, and even houses. The Raffle takes place once or twice a year and it is always guaranteed to be a big event.
How to Play the South Africa Raffle
Players can buy Raffle tickets from National Lottery retailers or through RA Cellular and A2Pay channels. There is usually a limited supply of tickets so there are only a certain number of them available per person.
Everyone who takes part receives a unique, randomly generated ticket number, and will win a prize if they exactly match one of the winning numbers drawn on the night of the raffle. The odds of winning vary depending on how many tickets are sold and how many prizes are available.
Raffle prizes change from one draw to the next, but tickets are always put up for sale at least 60 days in advance. The draws are carried out using a random number generator which selects winning codes from a pool of all entries. This process is overseen by an independent auditor. Go to the Prizes page for more information about the prizes on offer.
Tickets for the 2019 version of the game went on sale on 20th October 2019, ahead of the draw on 10th January 2020. Entries cost R50 and there were 500,000 available.
Ten winners each received a Mercedes Benz C200 Cabriolet, while there were also cash prizes worth more than R4.7 million on offer.
The raffle before that took place on 29th December 2018 and awarded six lucky players brand new homes worth R2 million each. Another 50 players won R10,000 each.
The first ever raffle was held on 30th December 2016. Players had the chance to win a top prize of a new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet worth around R689,000. Fifteen of these cars were given away, along with cash prizes of up to R100,000. The total value of the prize pool was R41 million.