Saturday, Feb 24, 2024
ZAR 25 Million
Lotto Past Results and Winning Numbers
Saturday, 24th February 2024
|ZAR 25 Million
Wednesday, 21st February 2024
|ZAR 22 Million
Saturday, 17th February 2024
|ZAR 19 Million
Wednesday, 14th February 2024
|ZAR 15 Million
Saturday, 10th February 2024
|ZAR 15 Million
Wednesday, 7th February 2024
|ZAR 12 Million
Saturday, 3rd February 2024
|ZAR 9 Million
Wednesday, 31st January 2024
|ZAR 6 Million
Saturday, 27th January 2024
|ZAR 3 Million
Wednesday, 24th January 2024
|ZAR 13 Million
Lotto Jackpot History
How to Claim Your South Africa Lotto Winnings
Claiming your South Africa Lotto winnings will depend on the amount you’ve won and how you played the game. If you’ve played the lottery online or through your banking app, your prize money will be paid directly to your account if the value is less than R50,000.
On the other hand, if you’ve played through a retailer you will need to bring the ticket and proof of identification to the retailer or agent who sold you the ticket to claim your money. Here is a short breakdown of how to claim prizes based on the amount you’ve won:
|Participating retailers and online
|National Lottery Payment Centers – The Post Office
|EFT or Cheque
|EFT is 72 hours
Cheque is 10 business days
|R50000 or more
|National Lottery Regional Offices
|Up to 72 hours
You can also claim your winnings by post. To do this you’ll need to do the following:
- Fill out a claims form
- Sign and date the back of your ticket
- Make a copy of your ID book/card
Once you have all your documents, you can place them in an envelope and post them to 14A Charles Crescent, Eastgate Ext. 4 2031 Sandton.
For international players who use lottery agents or websites to play, it’s advised to first read the rules and regulations on claiming prizes. This is so you know what to expect when claiming larger prizes and if you have to travel to claim jackpots.
Odds of Winning South Africa Lotto
The game uses a 6/52 matrix, which implies that one must correctly guess the exact six-number combination from 1 to 52. This means you have a 1 in 20,358,520 chance of picking the correct jackpot numbers. In the table below, you’ll find the odds of winning for all tiers, plus prize details.
|Lotto R50.00, Lotto Plus R25
|Lotto R20.00, Lotto Plus R15
Lotto Hot and Cold Numbers
How to Win the South Africa Lottery
To win the South Africa Lottery, you’ll have to pick six numbers from a main pool of 1 to 52. You can pick the numbers yourself, or choose a quick pick option by having randomly chosen numbers become your line – though this reduces your chance of matching one of the winning combinations.
The jackpot can only be won if all six of your numbers match those that were drawn for the respective game. Other prizes may also be available for matching fewer amounts of drawn numbers. Once you’ve purchased a lotto ticket, tune in to Channel E on Wednesdays and Saturdays for live broadcasts of the draws taking place.
South Africa Lotto FAQ
How do you play South Africa Lotto?
Playing the South African Lottery is very simple. First, you must select 6 numbers from 1 to 52. Then, you can either purchase a ticket online or at any retail location that sells lottery tickets. Once the payment has been processed, your entry will be stored and eligible to win if your numbers match the winning numbers drawn by the National Lottery Operator.
What time is the South Africa Lotto Draw?
The South Africa Lotto Draw is held twice a week on Wednesdays at 8:56 PM and Saturdays at 9:00 PM SAST (South African Standard Time).
What is the cut-off time for South Africa Lotto?
The cut-off time for the South Africa lotto is 30 minutes before the draw. So you must have your entries in by 8:30 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
What happens when nobody wins the jackpot?
If no one wins the lottery for a draw, the money accumulated will be rolled over to the next draw. For example, if no one wins the jackpot for Wednesday’s draw the money will be added to the draw for Saturday.
How do they select the numbers in South Africa Lotto?
The numbers for South Africa Lotto are selected through a computerized random number generator. The lotto draws are live and will appear on selected broadcast channels. Numbers appear on the screen as soon as they’re generated.
How much is the South Africa Lotto jackpot?
The South Africa Lotto jackpot will be determined by how many tickets are sold. Jackpots can reach an estimated R49 million. The entire prize pool of a particular draw is divided among those who accurately predicted all six main numbers.
How long do you have to claim prizes in South Africa Lotto?
Winners have 365 days to claim their lottery winnings from the draw date. If players don’t claim their prize before the grace period is up it will be forfeited. 50% of the accumulated prize money will then be donated to the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.