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South Africa PowerBall Plus

PowerBall Plus is a supplementary game that offers entrants to the main PowerBall draw the chance to win even more cash prizes. The winning numbers are revealed shortly after the main draw has taken place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 21.00 South Africa Standard Time (SAST).

The PowerBall Plus Results page is updated with the latest winning numbers straight after each draw.

How to Play PowerBall Plus

You must purchase a PowerBall ticket in order to enter PowerBall Plus. You just have to mark the “PowerBall Plus” option on your betslip to enter the additional draw for an extra R2.50 per line. The same line of numbers is used for both games, but a separate draw is held for PowerBall Plus, with a set of new winning numbers.

Head to the How to Play page if you want to learn more about entering the main PowerBall draw.

Odds of Winning

The overall odds of winning a PowerBall Plus prize are 1 in 18, starting from five rand for matching the PowerBall alone, increasing to the jackpot for matching all six numbers. There is no jackpot cap, so the top prize can roll over many times before it is won. The two lowest prizes are fixed amounts, while the other prizes are based on how many tickets are sold and how many winners there are in each division.

The prize structure is the same as in the main PowerBall game, but because there are fewer entrants and the cost of entry is lower, the prize amounts will also be lower. The table below shows how the prize fund is split and what the average prize in each division is worth:

Match Odds of Winning Percentage of Prize Fund* Average Prize per Winner
5 + PowerBall 1 in 42,375,200 70.73% R27,692,488
5 1 in 2,230,274 5.19% R107,053
4 + PowerBall 1 in 188,334 3.25% R5,650
4 1 in 9,912 5.51% R504
3 + PowerBall 1 in 4,280 6.23% R247
3 1 in 225 5.19% R11
2 + PowerBall 1 in 299 3.90% R11
1 + PowerBall 1 in 57 Fixed prize of R7.50 R.7.50
PowerBall 1 in 35 Fixed prize of R5.00 R5.00

*Payouts for the two fixed prize divisions are deducted from the prize fund before the remaining money is split according to the percentages shown in the table.

Big Winners

There have been a number of big PowerBall Plus winners over the years, including the game’s first jackpot winner on 5 January 2016. The player from KwaZulu-Natal won just over R23 million, bringing a run of nine consecutive rollovers to an end. The ticket holder bought their lucky entry from a Checkers store in Overport.

A 35-year-old Capetonian won a R38 million jackpot on 21 September 2018. The player, who became an instant multi-millionaire overnight, said: “I am still in disbelief as I have never won from playing any of the lottery games, and my first ever win is the highly sought after jackpot. I told myself that I was going to win every time I placed a bet, but I never thought about winning the jackpot.” He said he looked forward to putting his winnings towards travelling, spending time outdoors and paying outstanding debts.

A Gauteng-based retail outlet worker also enjoyed success on 26 April 2016, claiming a R31 million jackpot from her R15 ticket. It wasn’t until the following day when the mother-of-one returned to the same store she bought her ticket from that she realised she had won the eight-figure amount. The winner, a regular lottery player before her big win, explained: “I didn’t know whether to cry or scream, I just didn’t believe what I was seeing.” She stated she wanted to use some of the money to buy a new car, new home and go travelling.

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