Players select five numbers between 1 and 50, and a further number from the PowerBall pool, numbered 1 to 20. Players can choose to add PowerBall Plus for an additional fee of R2.50 per line and must mark the ‘PowerBall Plus’ option on their betslip. Each draw is televised live on e-tv with results available online shortly after the numbers have been confirmed.
The jackpot is won by matching all five main numbers and the PowerBall, but there are also eight other prize tiers paying out awards to players who match anything from the PowerBall on its own upwards. Take a look at the Prizes page to find out more about prize structure and you can also view the odds of winning a South Africa PowerBall prize.
Players living in South Africa can buy their tickets from a lottery retailer, cash register or automatic machine, mail subscription or online. However, players who do not live in South Africa have the opportunity to choose PowerBall numbers online. Visit the Buy Tickets page to find out how you could enjoy a big PowerBall win, wherever you live.
Players who have purchased a ticket from a local lottery retailer can claim prizes up to R2000 at any authorised retailer. Prizes between R2,000 and R50,000 must be claimed at a post office. If the prize winnings are above R50,000, these winnings should be claimed at an Ithuba regional office.
If you have chosen your numbers online, winnings are paid directly into your online lottery account and can be withdrawn or used for future purchases.
In South Africa, winnings are paid out in tax-free lump sums. Players that have played online are advised to check with a financial expert, as personal circumstances and the country in which the game was played can impact on how winnings are taxed.
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