Lottery in South Africa has existed for decades under different laws, but the current version of the South African National Lottery was established in 2000. As listed in the Lotteries Act of 1997: it “regulates and prohibit lotteries and sports pools; to establish a National Lotteries Board; consequentially to amend the Post Office Act, 1958, the Gambling Act, 1965, and the Gambling Act, 1982.” From the beginning, the Lottery became very popular, becoming the most common form of gambling in the country. Powerball has been the country’s fast growing game in the past few years thanks to its high jackpots. Since 2015, the Camelot Group has been in control in regulating the South Africa lottery, which continues to rise in sales.
How To Play
Play the PowerBall or PowerBall Plus by either Quick Pick, where the numbers are chosen at random by the machine,or by picking the numbers manually. Simply, get a lotto card, mark five numbers down from 1 to 45 and an extra number from 1 to 20, and send the slip in to the lottery retailer. Get a receipt and keep it in the event of a victory, which is drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays. There is no limit to as many cards can be played; one card is worth R 5.00.
Odds And Payout
The biggest prize – all 5 balls and the Powerball – has the odds of 1 in 24,435,180 and winning 54.4% of the entire pool. Without the Powerball, the odds are 1 in 1,286,062 with 9.7% of the pool. 4 balls + Powerball is 1 in 122,176 and 4.9% of the pool. For 4 balls, it’s 1 in 6,430 and 9.3%. 3 balls + Powerball, it’s 1 in 3,133 and 8.9% of the pool. For 3 balls, it’s 1 in 365 and 7.6% of the pool. 2 balls + Powerball, it’s 1 in 247 and 5.1% of the pool. 1 ball and the Powerball is 1 in 53 and R15, while just the Powerball is 1 in 37 and R10.
The highest claimed prize was also from PowerBall at R 91,068,427. Currently, the total amount (as of July 27) for the jackpot is R40 million. In terms of its economic impact, 34 percent of total revenue is paid to charities, six percent is retail commission, 10 percent is fulfills as operational costs, and the last 50 percent is paid in the prizes to people. The National Lottery also recognizes that some players may have a gambling addiction – statistically, forty percent of players earn less than R2,000 a month – and strongly encourages those who spend more than the average amount on tickets to seek help.
For the 40+ million South Africans, they can submit a simple R5 and make a bundle in an instant. It is a fun way to boost the economy and hopefully get rich suddenly, changing someone’s life in an instant.