South Africa Lotto
South Africa Lotto is the country’s first lottery, and to this day remains the public’s favourite by far! Roughly 82% of the country participates in the lottery’s biweekly draws. The lottery recently awarded the country’s third biggest jackpot which was worth R110,000,000 (approx. €7 million)!
Can Foreigners Play Lotto in South Africa?
Foreigners can legally play Lotto in South Africa. They just need to meet certain criteria before officially claiming their prize. First of all, you would need to be in possession of a signed original South Africa Lotto ticket. To have the winnings paid out, the winner needs to have a passport and valid permit for entering the country and since the money is only paid into South African bank accounts, the winner would also need to have a local bank account and submit proof as part of their claim as well as a few other steps one would need to take the money out of the country. Your other option is playing online at sites like LottoSmile. When you purchase your ticket from a messenger service, a representative from a local office buy’s an official lottery ticket from you from a local retailer. If you win any lottery prize, our agent will claim it on your behalf before transferring it to your personal account for withdrawal.
How Does South Africa Lotto Work?
Players need to select 6 numbers from a guess range of 1 to 52. In addition, when you enter a draw, you are automatically assigned a Bonus Ball which is chosen at the draw. South Africa Lotto has 8 prize divisions, 4 of which are eligible for boosted prize winnings when matching the Bonus Ball! You can easily see if you’ve won any prizes by visiting our Lotto results page!
Prize  Match 

Prize 1 
6 
Prize 2 
5+1 
Prize 3 
5 
Prize 4 
4+1 
Prize 5 
4 
Prize 6 
3+1 
Prize 7 
3 
Prize 8 
2+1 
When a jackpot is won, the lottery advertises an estimated jackpot based on the expected ticket sales for the upcoming draw. In the case where the jackpot was not won, the prize rolls over, and the amount is added to the upcoming draw’s jackpot.
South Africa Lotto holds draws every Wednesday and Saturday at 20:56 SAST.
Winners of thelotter
Date  Winner  Winning at thelotter 

21.12.2019 
Dozie P. 
554,64 USD≈ 39 128,29 ₽ 
10.08.2019 
Willy L. 
186,27 USD≈ 13 140,82 ₽ 
20.10.2018 
Jorge Francisco G. 
116,02 USD≈ 8 184,88 ₽ 
07.10.2018 
show m. 
154,12 USD≈ 10 872,73 ₽ 
12.09.2018 
Gokhan A. 
239,45 EUR≈ 18 786,05 ₽ 
08.08.2018 
nelwamondo n. 
131,42 USD≈ 9 271,31 ₽ 
30.05.2018 
Craig B. 
80,19 GBP≈ 6 977,42 ₽ 
14.03.2018 
Dee B. 
329,46 USD≈ 23 242,48 ₽ 
31.01.2018 
Terry H. 
254,52 GBP≈ 22 146,08 ₽ 
27.01.2018 
Craig B. 
260,33 GBP≈ 22 651,61 ₽ 
10.01.2018 
Joseph L. 
126,93 USD≈ 8 954,55 ₽ 
06.01.2018 
Casimiro Júnior L. 
90,21 GBP≈ 7 849,28 ₽ 
06.01.2018 
Dominik V. 
134,41 USD≈ 9 482,25 ₽ 
04.11.2017 
ASSIGNMENT M. 
123,11 USD≈ 8 685,06 ₽ 
19.07.2017 
Senthil Kumaran G. 
38,71 USD≈ 2 730,88 ₽ 
01.07.2017 
Gregory P. 
23,50 GBP≈ 2 044,76 ₽ 
14.06.2017 
Cyril S. 
39,07 USD≈ 2 756,28 ₽ 
19.04.2017 
Pieta E. 
207,08 USD≈ 14 608,91 ₽ 
05.04.2017 
Barend Jacobus V. 
36,93 USD≈ 2 605,31 ₽ 
15.03.2017 
Barend Jacobus V. 
38,07 USD≈ 2 685,73 ₽ 
08.03.2017 
Mother A. 
30,87 USD≈ 2 177,79 ₽ 
01.03.2017 
Assignment M. 
389,67 USD≈ 27 490,12 ₽ 
30.11.2016 
THIEN ANH D. 
167,26 USD≈ 11 799,72 ₽ 
30.11.2016 
Craig B. 
57,57 GBP≈ 5 009,23 ₽ 
08.10.2016 
Assignment M. 
385,44 USD≈ 27 191,71 ₽ 
10.09.2016 
VASILY Г. 
33,73 USD≈ 2 379,56 ₽ 
03.09.2016 
mania D. 
273,05 USD≈ 19 262,91 ₽ 
08.06.2016 
Alexander N. 
63 305,77 RUBL≈ 63 305,77 ₽ 
01.06.2016 
Team C. 
494,54 AUD≈ 23 238,60 ₽ 
25.05.2016 
Damon P. 
492,30 AUD≈ 23 133,34 ₽ 
How to play?
Now, when we know, that this is a legal lottery, Let's see, how to play South African Powerball.
Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday. The minimum jackpot per game is three million South African rand. If no player matches all numbers, then the entire amount is carried over to the next draw. So the jackpot can keep going up and up. The largest amount, which he has ever achieved, made up 102,016 million rand or so 7,36 million US dollars.
Players must select five numbers ranging from one to 45. They must also select a Powerball ranging from one to 20. Jackpot is won, when the player matches all five numbers and the Powerball is correct.
Prize levels, distribution of winnings and odds
The odds of winning the South African Powerball jackpot are one of 24 435 180, which is much higher, than in many lotteries in the USA and Europe! for example, the odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot are 116 million.
The odds of correctly identifying five balls without a Powerball number are one of 1286 062, and the distribution of winnings is 13,33 percent (compared with 42,07 percent for the jackpot). Matching four main balls and Powerball has odds of one of 122,176 and matching four main balls without a Powerball  1 of 6,430.
Chances of correct determination of the numerical values of the balls of the drawing:
5 rooms + Powerball 1: 24 435 180
5 rooms 1: 1,286,062
4 numbers + Powerball 1: 122,176
4 numbers 1: 6,430
3 numbers + Powerball 1: 3,133
3 numbers 1: 165
2 numbers + Powerball 1: 247
1 number + Powerball 1:53
These numbers, probably, will be a little more significant, if we add actual prize amounts. Needless to say, that it's just averages. The exact numbers usually depend on the number of winners at each level. In this way, man, who matched five main numbers without the Powerball, can expect to win 30 000 dollars. Four Powerballs will bring a prize of approximately 1500 dollars. All other correct combinations of numbers generate much less income..
Is there taxation?
Here's the next big question, which most participants are interested in  are South African Powerball winnings tax deductible? We're going to make you happy, said, that winnings are paid without a single tax.
Nonetheless, to be safe, you can check the laws and regulations for paying taxes in your own country.
To play Powerball and win, you must be at least 18 years. If you win, you will have 365 days from the date of winning the prize, to request money and take steps to process the payment.
Tips for playing South Africa Powerball
This all sounds pretty cool, so, perhaps, we should discuss some specific tips to increase your chances of becoming a South African Powerball millionaire.
You can wait a while, while the jackpot is accumulating. Or you can participate regularly. Nonetheless, buying a single ticket is quite affordable compared to many other lotteries, and you can definitely have your weekly winnings.
There are several guidelines for finding relatively even and odd numbers. It is very rare that only odd or only even numbers fall out for one drawing, in this way, the right combination of both would be the smartest strategy. Some players state, that it is better to have three odd and two even numbers. Will you take this advice, it depends on you.
You can buy tickets online?
Summarizing, one might say, that Africa Powerball is a legitimate opportunity to become a wealthy person. The lottery game has a fairly high chance of winning at various prize levels and its prizes are taxfree. The lottery is completely legal and regulated by international legal documents. You can safely take part in the game, not afraid to get into trouble!
Lottery  Name  Maximum Jackpot 

Euro Jackpot  90 million EUR  
Pick 6  $35 Million  
Powerball  $1.6 Billions  
FranceLotto  €24 million  
Powerball Australia  $58,737,207.41 
The Unique History of South African Lotteries
Since 2,000, the South Africa National lottery has had turbulent history, to say the least! Until 1996 when the democratic government came into power and legalized all forms of gambling with “The National Gambling Act”, gambling in was strictly prohibited. This act was made in order to regulate and set a standard for responsible gambling throughout South Africa. Along with establishing legal casinos, the country’s first National Lottery was established in the year of 2000. When South Africa’s premier lottery “Lotto” was debuted, more than 800,000 were sold on the first day and almost R70 million worth of Lotto lottery tickets were sold within the first 3 weeks. Since then, 3 lottery operators have taken over the National Lottery, and 7 more lotteries and digital scratch cards have been added to the roster. According to a 2006 study, the most popular forms of gambling in South Africa is lottery play with an astronomical participation rate of 96.9%! This is a great thing for the country, seeing as the current operator, Ithuba Holding Proprietary Limited, pays out 34% of the ticket sale revenue to a central charitable distribution fund which contributes to socioeconomic charities and programs throughout South Africa.
History of The Veikkaus Lotto
Finland has a long lottery history and in fact, the first lotteries were already being organized in the 1940s. The Finnish government licensed the games, regulating the way people play and win. Known also as Veikkaus Lotto, the Finland Lotto was launched in 1970 with the first draw taking place on January 3rd 1971. The Lotto game’s popularity soon spread and this Finland Lottery 7/39 is a traditional jackpot and today, it’s the flagship game offered by Oy Veikkaus Ab. History tells us that the biggest jackpot won so far was in 2004 when a cool 5.7 million euro was won by a family who matched all the numbers when Finland lotto results were announced.
Other Lotteries Worth Checking out
Draws for the Finland Lotto take place each Saturday. If you want to know more about Finland Lotto results as well as other lotteries of the world and their results, check out Multilotto. It pays to sign up with a registered and licensed gaming company like Multilotto. You’ll find lotteries such as MegaMillions, MegaSena, Powerball, Irish Lotto, German Lotto, New York Lotto and El Gordo among many others. Multilotto provides useful information on each one so you can make your choice fully informed. Customers from more than 135 different countries all make use of Multi Lotto which communicates in 15 different languages.
Multilotto was launched in 2011. It is, in fact, one of the leading international betting services for lotteries. They aren’t a lottery operator but you can buy your tickets online and the Finland Lotto results and that of other lotteries will appear on the site immediately after the draw. It’s just a case of signing up, choosing your numbers, paying for them and waiting in anticipation.
South Africa Daily Lotto
Daily Lotto has been taking South Africa by storm! Even though the Lotto spinoff was only recently launched in March of 2019, there’s already a lot to love about the upandcoming daily lottery. Besides from being able to play for great lottery prizes every day of the week, the lottery features unbelievable winning odds of just 1:376,992 and the chance to get boosted secondary prizes!
How to Play South Africa Daily Lotto?
Daily Lotto features 4 prize divisions for players to win from with a starting jackpot of approximately R100,000 (approx. €6,340). To participate, players are required to select 5 numbers from a guess range of 1 to 36.
Prize  Match 

Prize 1 
5 
Prize 2 
4 
Prize 3 
3 
Prize 4 
2 
This South African daily lottery guarantees that it will pay out every penny of the winnings to the winners! How? Whenever a jackpot or secondary division isn’t won, the prize automatically rolls down to the next prize division. This means players have the chance to win boosted lottery prizes every day of the week! Want to see if you’ve won? Check out the Daily Lotto results page!
South Africa Daily Lotto stages draws every day, Sunday through Saturday, at 21:00 SAST.
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South Africa Lotto Hot and Cold Numbers
Number of Draws:
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Hot Numbers
 Regular Balls

16
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23
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51
16 Times

13
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42
16 Times

48
16 Times

49
15 Times

17
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3
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24
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45
14 Times

15
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8
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34
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1
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28
13 Times

19
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25
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9
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20
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32
12 Times
 Bonus

41
5 Times

28
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5
5 Times

46
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20
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14
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2
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8
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38
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17
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40
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7
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47
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37
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19
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15
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48
3 Times

6
3 Times
Cold Numbers
 Regular Balls

5
5 Times

38
6 Times

31
7 Times

36
8 Times

11
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40
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29
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12
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21
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27
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39
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47
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26
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33
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52
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4
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6
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44
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41
11 Times

14
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18
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43
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37
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10
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50
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30
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11 Times

35
11 Times
 Bonus

12
1 Times

43
1 Times

21
1 Times

39
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23
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51
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32
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35
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24
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25
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31
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49
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18
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29
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Incomplete systems
100% 2 – at 2 guessed:
Rooms: 7 – Tickets: 3
Rooms: 8 – Tickets: 3
Rooms: 9 – Tickets: 3
Rooms: 10 – Tickets: 4
Rooms: 11 – Tickets: 6
Rooms: 12 – Tickets: 6
Rooms: 13 – Tickets: 7
Rooms: 14 – Tickets: 7
Rooms: 15 – Tickets: 10
Rooms: 16 – Tickets: 10
Rooms: 17 – Tickets: 12
Rooms: 18 – Tickets: 12
Rooms: 19 – Tickets: 15
Rooms: 20 – Tickets: 16
Rooms: 21 – Tickets: 17
Rooms: 22 – Tickets: 19
Rooms: 23 – Tickets: 21
Rooms: 24 – Tickets: 22
Rooms: 25 – Tickets: 23
Rooms: 26 – Tickets: 24
Rooms: 27 – Tickets: 27
Rooms: 28 – Tickets: 28
Rooms: 29 – Tickets: 30
Rooms: 30 – Tickets: 31
Rooms: 31 – Tickets: 31
Rooms: 32 – Tickets: 38
Rooms: 33 – Tickets: 39
Rooms: 34 – Tickets: 40
Rooms: 35 – Tickets: 42
Rooms: 36 – Tickets: 47
Rooms: 37 – Tickets: 50
Rooms: 38 – Tickets: 52
Rooms: 39 – Tickets: 54
Rooms: 40 – Tickets: 55
Rooms: 41 – Tickets: 59
Rooms: 42 – Tickets: 63
Rooms: 43 – Tickets: 65
Rooms: 44 – Tickets: 67
Rooms: 45 – Tickets: 70
100% 3 – at 3 guessed:
Rooms: 7 – Tickets: 4
Rooms: 8 – Tickets: 4
Rooms: 9 – Tickets: 7
Rooms: 10 – Tickets: 10
Rooms: 11 – Tickets: 11
Rooms: 12 – Tickets: 15
Rooms: 13 – Tickets: 21
Rooms: 14 – Tickets: 25
Rooms: 15 – Tickets: 31
Rooms: 16 – Tickets: 38
Rooms: 17 – Tickets: 44
Rooms: 18 – Tickets: 48
Rooms: 19 – Tickets: 60
Rooms: 20 – Tickets: 71
Rooms: 21 – Tickets: 77
Rooms: 22 – Tickets: 77
Rooms: 23 – Tickets: 104
Rooms: 24 – Tickets: 116
Rooms: 25 – Tickets: 130
Rooms: 26 – Tickets: 130
Rooms: 27 – Tickets: 167
Rooms: 28 – Tickets: 185
100% 4 – at 4 guessed:
Rooms: 7 – Tickets: 5
Rooms: 8 – Tickets: 7
Rooms: 9 – Tickets: 12
Rooms: 10 – Tickets: 20
Rooms: 11 – Tickets: 32
Rooms: 12 – Tickets: 41
Rooms: 13 – Tickets: 66
Rooms: 14 – Tickets: 80
Rooms: 15 – Tickets: 117
Rooms: 16 – Tickets: 152
Rooms: 17 – Tickets: 188
100% 5 – at 5 guessed:
Rooms: 7 – Tickets: 6
Rooms: 8 – Tickets: 12
Rooms: 9 – Tickets: 30
Rooms: 10 – Tickets: 50
Rooms: 11 – Tickets: 100
Rooms: 12 – Tickets: 132
South Africa Powerball
The popular American lottery, US Powerball, was recreated with a South African twist and unveiled to the public in 2009. Now South Africa’s PowerBall game is fast becoming a favourite for its enormous jackpots and has consistently broken jackpot records with its most recent record reaching R232,131,750 (approx. €14.5 million) in February of 2019. This is currently the official highest jackpot record in South Africa to date!
How to Play South Africa Powerball
Like US Powerball, you choose 5 numbers and can win from 9 prize divisions. Unlike it though, South Africa Powerball has a guess range of 150 instead of the American 169. This means far better prize winning odds than the original! To win the jackpot, simply compare your 5 main numbers and the Powerball number to the winning numbers drawn. But even if you didn’t match the jackpot winning numbers, make sure to check if you’ve won any of Powerball’s amazing secondary prizes through our South Africa Powerball results page!
Prize  Match 

Prize 1 
5+PB 
Prize 2 
5 
Prize 3 
4+PB 
Prize 4 
4 
Prize 5 
3+PB 
Prize 6 
3 
Prize 7 
2+PB 
Prize 8 
1+PB 
Prize 9 
0+PB 
In November of 2015, the odds of winning went up as more possibilities to win were added into the game. One example of this the 0+PB prize division which allows players who haven’t matched any winning numbers but matched the Power Ball number, to win a lottery prize.
South Africa Powerball draws take place on Tuesday’s and Friday’s at 21:00 SAST.
How Does South Africa Lotto Work?
The Basics
As mentioned earlier, the South Africa Lotto utilizes a 6/52 lotto matrix. Simply put, this means that you must pick six numbers from a guess range of 1 to 52. There is also a bonus number that is picked during every draw, but it doesn’t count toward the jackpot—only towards the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th prize tiers.
To win the jackpot, you must match all six main numbers. Meanwhile, you must match five numbers plus the bonus number to win the second prize. Overall, there are 8 prize tiers you can win in, where the minimum requirement to win a prize is matching two numbers, along with the bonus number. Meanwhile, draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday, so you have two chances to win every week.
Jackpots start at a guaranteed minimum of R2,000,000, but can grow in succeeding draws in case no one wins the jackpot. Unlike some lotteries, such as the Euromillions, the South Africa Lotto does not have a jackpot rollover cap. In other words, the jackpot can keep on growing and growing until someone wins the top prize.
Lotto Plus 1 & 2
South Africa Lotto also has an optional additional game called the Lotto Plus 1. For R2.50, you can play this game—which is played the same exact way as the main Lotto game, but with a new set of numbers drawn—to win more prizes.
It is played alongside the main South Africa Lotto game, and it has its own set of prizes, jackpot included. In other words, if you opt for the Lotto Plus 1, you have the chance to win 2 jackpots every draw. In a week, that’s 4 chances to win jackpots!
As if that’s not enough, the South Africa Lotto also has the Lotto Plus 2. Essentially, it works the exact same way as the Lotto Plus 1. So, if you go for both optional games, you can play for 6 jackpots every week.
South Africa Lotto Odds of Winning
Your odds of winning in South Africa Lotto aren’t that bad, but I’ve seen more favorable odds elsewhere—South Africa Powerball, for example, comes into mind. Winning the jackpot means beating the 1 in 20,358,520 odds, for example. Again, it’s not the most favorable, but it is still quite decent. Check out the breakdown below to see for yourself:
Numbers Matched  Odds of Winning 
6  1 in 20,358,520 
5 + Bonus  1 in 3,393,087 
5  1 in 75,402 
4 + Bonus  1 in 30,161 
4  1 in 1,371 
3 + Bonus  1 in 1,028 
3  1 in 72 
2 + Bonus  1 in 96 
So What Happens if You Win?
All winnings, including the jackpot, are paid out in cash (a.k.a. lump sum). This means that, should you win, you get to take home all your winnings right then and there—no need to wait for annual payments. And the best part is that all South Africa Lotto prizes are 100% taxfree at the source.
Of course, if you’re from another country and are simply using a lottery site to play, then you may have to deal with your local taxes. Still, it’s better than getting tax deductions twice! Speaking of lottery sites, the claiming process depends from site to site. Some may require you to appear in person if you win the jackpot, while some may offer to claim it on your behalf so you won’t have to travel.
On the other hand, if you’re in South Africa, then you should take note of a few guidelines:
 For winnings of R2,000 and below: You may claim your prize at any South Africa National Lottery retail outlet just one day after the draw.
 For winnings between R2,000 and R50,000: You may claim your winnings at an Authorized Prize Payment Centre. Some post offices—ones that participate in lottery games—can pay out your winnings.
 For winnings beyond R50,000: You must claim your winnings at one of South African Lottery’s offices. In addition, you also need to complete a claim form and submit your proof of identity.