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News about record winnings in lotteries often captures the excitement and imagination of many. For example, when the US Powerball announced the record $1.6 bn prizes in 2016, many Americans rushed to purchase tickets to also win the prize and change their lives.
The passion for the lottery is not just seen in the US; other countries also share the excitement for the game. In South Africa, the lottery also gets the same passion and attention. The odds to win the jackpot may be infinitesimal, but this doesn’t stop many to play the game. This is one reason why the national government introduced its lottery, the South Africa Lotto in March 2000. Initially, there was one Saturday draw. But soon, its operator decided to add a Wednesday draw. This only validates the popularity of lottery among South Africans.
Aside from massive wins, the appeal of the lottery game lies in the simplicity of game rules. The main objective is simple- just pick a set of numbers and if they match, you win the prize. In South Africa Lotto, you select 6 numbers from a pool of 1 to 52. After the selection of the 6 numbers, the system will then pick a Bonus Number. There are multiple boards available in one ticket and you have the option to play just one or all boards. Also, this game allows you to choose the number of draws you want to join.
For many players, the best approach to play the lottery is to manually pick the numbers. The number selection of numbers may depend on several factors, for example, important dates in one’s life. The other option is through the ‘Quick Pick’ where you allow the system to randomly select the numbers. A ticket receipt is given as proof of the transaction.
The draws take place on Wed 15:00 & Sat 15:00 according to your time zone.
If you’re planning to play this lottery at Multilotto, you’ll pay only €0.5 per line. As mentioned, you can play multiple lines. Also, you can set the number of draws you want to play using your identified set of numbers.
The jackpot of next draw is €300,000. Come on and hit the jackpot with only €0.5.
To receive your FREE South Africa Lotto results, please sign up for email notifications. You can also download the free Multilotto app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Download our apps and gain access to results and information for all lotteries, and check your lottery results, select your lucky numbers, and find draw schedules for the next South Africa Lottodraw from the comfort of your mobile!
Hot numbers are the lottery numbers that appear the most, and South Africa Lotto's hot numbers are 48,45,43,24,42,13. Cold numbers are the numbers that appear infrequently. The South Africa Lotto cold numbers are 46,34,17,12,22,52. Overdue numbers are those numbers that haven't recently appeared in consecutive draws. The numbers that are most recently overdue are 37(74 days),50(71 days),7(60 days),21(57 days),51(46 days),47(43 days). Some lotto fans choose them specifically because of this, believing that their reappearance in South Africa Lotto results is only a matter of time, while others stay clear.
The South Africa lotto is one of the most lucrative in the region. On average, the prize pool can reach up to R1 million. In case no player wins the top prize, the jackpot is rolled over to the next draw date. There’s no prize cap in place which means that the lottery jackpot can grow tremendously in size.
Based on records, the largest jackpot to date was R110 million for a draw last January 2018. Here, four winning players who split the prize. The biggest single-ticket winner collected R50.7 million and was awarded last November 2017.
Compared to South Africa Powerball, the Lotto offers eight prize divisions. The biggest prize of them all is Prize Division 1 where you need to match all 6 numbers. When it comes to the actual prizes, this lottery assigns a fixed amount to be won for Divisions 7 and 8. If you match the winning number requirements for these divisions, you can collect R50 and R20 respectively. When it comes to the top prizes, the amount is calculated based on a set of provisions. Roughly 73%% of the prize pool will go to the Division 1 prize.
This lottery does not just offer lucrative jackpots; you can also enjoy friendly odds of winning. Compared to Powerball, South Africa Lotto gives you a 1 in 20,358,520 chance of winning the Division 1 prize. The Division 8 prize, the lowest win available, offers a 1 in 96 chance.
The draw for the winning numbers happens every Wednesday and Saturday at 20:56. All tickets purchased before 20:30 are included in the draw. Upon the completion of the draw, the results are instantly published online. The operator of this lottery also sends the winning results through SMS. If you play with Multilotto, the results are displayed on the site or through a notification in case you sign up for this service.
In general, taxes fall into two different categories:
1. Taxes in the country where the ticket was purchased, which is different for every lottery. All non-jackpot winnings are already pre-taxed and are paid out according to the games’ payout rules.
2. Taxes in the country you currently reside in. You are responsible for checking up on the current laws in your country and to comply with your country’s tax regulations. The site does not charge or withhold any taxes on your behalf. If you play on South Africa Lotto, you’ll receive the same as a South African citizen.