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The South African PowerballSA Powerball – is the biggest and latest game to appear in the South African Lottery portfolio and the one that generally offers the largest lottery jackpot.

South African Lottery games began back in 1984 when a lottery was introduced in Ciskei which lasted through until the early 1990’s. Score-A-Lot then introduced another South African Lottery game in Transkei in 1989.

A further South Africa Lottery was brought out in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in 1992 called the Natal Lotto or KZN Lotto. This carried on for 8 years and raised a total of R 869 Million.

The National Lottery South Africa Lotto SA – that we see today was introduced in the year 2000 and it has more participating players than any other from of wagering and gambling in South Africa.

Uthingo was the first organisation that operated and organised a South African Lotto which is now run by Gidani – a company that was formed in 2005 to tender for the license to administer South African National Lottery games.

In October 2006 – Gidani was awarded the license to run the South African National Lottery by the South African government. The go ahead was given for Gidani to begin South African Lottery operations starting in April 2007 for 7 years.

Games offered by the National Lottery South Africa include the ever popular South African Lotto, SA Lotto PLUS, Sportstake, Wina Manje scratch cards and the most popular South Africa Lottery game that we will be looking at more closely here – the South African Powerball SA Powerball.

South African Powerball Overview

The South African Powerball – Powerball South Africa – is the very latest game to have been introduced by the National Lottery South Africa and is a traditional draw-type, lottery jackpot game that uses a twin matrix.

The first lottery tickets for the Powerball South Africa were put on sale on Friday 16th October 2009 with the very first South African Powerball draw taking place on Friday 23rd October 2009.

The aim of introducing the South African Powerball was to offer a game to South African National Lottery players that produced much larger jackpots and many more lottery winners – the first draw actually started off with a guaranteed R 30 Million jackpot.

The Powerball South Africa is drawn twice every week by the National Lottery South Africa – on Tuesdays and Fridays with draws taking place at 21.00 and being shown live on SABC2.

Jackpots for the SA Powerball start off at a guaranteed minumum of R 3 Million and each time that the South African Powerball jackpot is not won – it will rollover to the next draw until there is a winner – which can lead to some incredibly large jackpot amounts.

We are very happy to have compiled a detailed review of the Powerball South Africa and would strongly recommend reading on further to see just how it works…

South African Powerball How it Works

The South African Powerball game uses a double matrix similar to other Powerball games around the world such as the huge US Powerball, the Powerball Australia and the New Zealand Powerball.

The twin matrix of the Powerball South Africa is 5/45 and 1/20 which means that when playing the South African Powerball – you will first need to first choose your 5 main numbers out of a number range from 1 to 45 followed by 1 number (the Power Ball) out of a range of numbers from 1 to 20.

If you successfully match all of the 5 main numbers drawn plus the Power Ball then you will be the winner of a South African Powerball jackpot prize.

Each of the two sets of numbers are drawn from two separate drawing machines using lottery balls that are precision made from solid rubber – first the 5 main numbers are drawn followed by the 1 Power Ball.

In addition to the South African Powerball jackpot there are also 7 other ways in which you can win on this South Africa Lottery game meaning that there are a huge number of prizes to be won twice every week.

A Quick Pick option is available when playing the Powerball South Africa – similar to the Lucky Dip option in use with the EuroMillions and UK Lotto or the Quick Pick/Easy Pick that most USA Lottery games are played with. This allows you to select your own South African Powerball lottery numbers automatically using a lottery number picker.

Playing the South African Powerball is therefore very simple – you just select your own 5 main numbers plus 1 Power Ball number or ask the retailer or computer to pick them for you using its random number generator.

The cost of each entry into the Powerball SA is R 3.50 per line.

South African Powerball Who Can Play?

In the past only citizens living in South Africa itself were allowed to play any of the South African National Lottery games including the SA Powerball you used to have to purchase your South Africa Lotto tickets from an authorised retailer in South Africa.

Today though, this is not a problem as there are various online lottery ticket sales agencies such as TheLotter who are both authorized and genuine you are able to select your Powerball South Africa numbers online and purchase your tickets from anywhere in the world.

This is great news of course if you live outside of South Africa and want to play the South African Powerball and ensure your entry into the next draw or simply want to have the convenience of being able to buy lottery tickets online.

You will need to be 18 years of age to be eligible to purchase a ticket for any of the games from the National Lottery South Africa including the Powerball South Africa.

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SA Powerball Results SA Lottery Results

The South African Powerball is drawn every week by the National Lottery South Africa on both Tuesdays and Fridays at 9.30pm.

You can find South Africa Lotto Results for the Powerball game in numerous ways to check your ticket and see if you have been lucky with the South African Powerball winning numbers drawn.

You can check the latest South African Powerball Results at any time by clicking the link here or by watching the Powerball draw live on SABC2 at 9.30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The SA Lottery Results for the Powerball game will also be broadcast on other SABC channels and various radio stations before 10.00pm on draw nights as well as appearing in certain newspaper publications and on the official National Lottery South Africa website nationallottery.co.za.

You can also easily find any past SA Powerball Results plus other South African Lotto results by revisiting Global Lottery Review at any time where they are always available to view.

South African Powerball Odds of Winning

The odds of winning on the SA Powerball from the National Lottery South Africa are very good when compared to many lotteries around the world and with 9 different ways to win the lottery – this means that there lots of prizes to be won every week.

The chances of you winning a South Africa Powerball jackpot by successfully matching the 5 main numbers plus the Power Ball are 1 in 24.43 million – for these odds you could be one of the Powerball South Africa top prize winners.

For one of the 2nd level prizes – the odds of you winning come in at 1 in 1.28 million for matching 5 of the main Powerball numbers.

Your chances of winning a 3rd division prize is 1 in 122,176 for matching 4 of the main numbers plus the Power Ball and for a prize in the 4th division the odds are 1 in 6,430 for matching just 4 of the main numbers.

For a 5th division prize the odds of winning are 1 in just 3,133 for matching 3 of the main numbers plus the Power Ball with the odds of you winning on the 6th division being only 1 in 165 for matching just 3 of the main numbers.

For a 7th division prize your odds of winning are 1 in 247 for matching 2 of the main numbers plus the Power Ball and for a prize in the 8th division – the winning odds are just 1 in 53 for matching only 1 of the main numbers plus the Power Ball.

The 9th and final prize tier offers odds of 1 in 38 for matching 0 of the main winning numbers and only the Power Ball.

South African Powerball Record Jackpots

The biggest win to date on the South African Powerball has been the staggering jackpot sum of R 102.01 Million which was won on June 3rd 2011 by the lucky holder of a single ticket.

The 2nd highest SA Powerball jackpot recorded so far has been the huge R 91.06 Million won by a Mother of 2 from the Western Cape on February 12th 2010.

The 3rd largest win to have been achieved on the Powerball SA so far has been the fantastic R 69.54 Million won on July 13th 2010 by a 29 year old married Father from the Western Cape.

The 4th biggest jackpot to be won so far on the South African Powerball has been the R 64 Million won by a 34 year old Father of 2 from the Limpopo province on Tuesday October 12th 2010.

The 5th highest lottery jackpot win on the National Lottery South AfricaPowerball SA has been the R 61.26 Million won on December 8th 2015.

South African Powerball How Prizes are Paid

If you are the lucky winner of an SA Powerball jackpot you will be paid your winnings in the form of a cash lump sum. All National Lottery South Africa prizes are paid out to winners as cash.

For any SA Lotto or Powerball prize you will need to claim your prize within 365 days of the draw taking place before your lottery ticket will become invalid.

If you have won a South African Powerball prize of up to R 2,000 – you will be able to claim your prize at any South Africa National Lottery retail outlet the day after the draw.

If you have won a prize of between R 2,000 and R 50,000 on the National Lottery South Africa Powerball – you will need to claim your winnings by visiting an Authorised Prize Payment Centre. Post Offices participating in Lottery South Africa games are able to pay out these prizes.

If you have become the lucky winner of more than R 50,000 on the National Lottery South Africa Powerball – you must claim your prize at one of the offices of the National Lottery South Africa having completed a Claim Form and provided proof of identity.

You needn’t worry if you play lottery online with one of the genuine and authorised online lottery ticket sale companies like TheLotter – as part of their role is to look after all these details for you – making sure that you receive your SA Lotto winnings directly and quickly.

South African Powerball Where the Money Goes

34% of all revenue generated by the National Lottery South Africa is paid over to the National Lottery Distribution Fund – NLDT – for onward distribution to a variety of good causes that will benefit from Lotto South Africa funding.

Various organisations benefit from revenue raised by National Lottery South Africa games with a major beneficiary being reconstruction and development projects which in turn provide a much better quality of life for many citizens of South Africa.

If there are any unclaimed South Africa Lottery prizes – the South Africa National Lottery Distribution Fund will also hold 50% of these monies which will be distributed towards good causes.


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