South Africa Powerball

South Africa Powerball

Win big with the South Africa Powerball!

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General History

The South Africa Powerball was launched in October 2009.  This Powerball is organized and run by the South Africa Lottery Administration.  This administration is the only lottery administrator and funder in the country.  Some of the revenues that are generated from this Powerball are used for public funds that are allocated to various programs in the country.  The South African Powerball offers the largest jackpot in the country and players also have a greater statistical possibility of winning than in other lotteries in South Africa. 

Lottery Schedule

Drawings for the South Africa Powerball are held bi-weekly, every Friday and Tuesday. 

How to Play

To get started with the South Africa Powerball, players need to choose 5 numbers between 1 and 45, as well as a Powerball number between 1 and 20.  The South Africa Powerball jackpot prize is won when a player correctly chooses all 5 regular numbers along with the Powerball number. 

Lottery Age Limit

You have to be at least 18 years of age or older to play the South Africa Powerball. 

Participating Countries

The following countries participate in South Africa Powerball: South Africa

Prize Structure

Including the top jackpot prize, there are 8 prizes that players can win when playing the South Africa Powerball.  The structure of the prizes is as follows:

  • 1st place: Match all 5 regular numbers plus the Powerball number
  • 2nd place: Match all 5 regular numbers
  • 3rd place: Match 4 regular numbers plus the Powerball number
  • 4th place: Match 4 regular numbers
  • 5th place: Match 3 regular numbers plus the Powerball number
  • 6th place: Match 3 regular numbers
  • 7th place: Match 2 regular numbers plus the Powerball number
  • 8th place: Match 1 regular number plus the Powerball number

Grand Prize

The amount of the top prize will continue to increase until it has been won. 


To win the jackpot prize, players need to match all 5 regular numbers as well as the Powerball number. 

Notable Wins

The largest jackpot that was won in the South Africa Powerball occurred in March of 2011 when a single player won R100 million which was about US$11.8 million. 

Distribution of Revenue

The jackpot will continue to rollover to the next draw until it has been won. 

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