About South Africa PowerBall
To play South Africa PowerBall, players are requested to select five main numbers from 1 to 50 and one PowerBall number from 1 to 20. The draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 21:00 South Africa Standard Time (SAST) and are broadcasted on e.tv (the privately owned free-to-air South Africa television station).
Here are the winning categories and the odds of winning:
|1 + PowerBall||1: 57|
|2 + PowerBall||1: 299|
|3 + PowerBall||1: 4,280|
|4 + PowerBall||1:188,334|
|5 + PowerBall||1: 42,375,200|
South Africa Powerball Game History and Changes
The Powerball game in South Africa was started on October 23rd, 2009. In the beginning, players had to choose 5 main numbers from1 to 45 and one Powerball number from a range of 1 to 20.
In November 2015, new rules were introduced. The range of main numbers became 50 instead of 45. A small prize for matching only the Powerball number was also added, giving more possibilities to win.
As from 2015 the South Africa National Lottery operator is Ithuba, and 34% of revenue is paid to a central charitable distribution fund.
The starting jackpot is an estimated R3 million, and it normally increases quite quickly, reaching substantial amounts.
Here are the highest South Africa Powerball jackpots wins: