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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:

MatchesOdds
PowerBall1: 35
1 + PowerBall1: 57
2 + PowerBall1: 299
31: 225
3 + PowerBall1: 4,280
41: 9,912
4 + PowerBall1:188,334
51: 2,230,274
5 + PowerBall1: 42,375,200

EuroJackpot 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, giving more possibilities to win. A small prize for matching only the Powerball number was also added.

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:

RankJackpotDate
1R232,131,750.6919-02-2019
2R145,469,799.3003-08-2018
3R141,343,180.9523-08-2019
4R135,366,753.0028-04-2020
5R114,580,902.7004-02-2020
6R114,242,816.5026-11-2019