South Africa PowerBall
Odds to win South Africa PowerBall jackpot
|Winning selections||Odds||Prize (average)|
|Match 5 numbers + powerball||1 in 42,375,200||Jackpot!|
|Match 5 main numbers||1 in 2,230,274||R 200,000 (average)|
|Match 4 numbers + powerball||1 in 188,334||R 20,000 (average)|
|Match 4 main numbers||1 in 9,912||R 1,000 (average)|
|Match 3 numbers + powerball||1 in 4,280||R 500 (average)|
|Match 3 main numbers||1 in 225||R 22 (average)|
|Match 2 numbers + powerball||1 in 299||R 22 (average)|
|Match 1 number + powerball||1 in 57||R 15|
|Match the powerball||1 in 35||R 10|
South Africa PowerBall is a combined large jackpot game and a cash game. Every Tuesday and Friday night at 21:00 South African Time, five blue balls out of a drum with 50 balls and one red ball out of a drum with 20 red balls are drawn.
The starting jackpot is R 1 million.
Players win by matching one of the 9 Ways to Win. The jackpot (won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red PowerBall) is either an annuitized prize paid out over 29 years or a lump sum payment. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 26.
28 November 2015
After 28 November 2015, odds were changed as more possibilities to win were introduced. An example of the recent additions were, if the player matched only the Powerball, he or she would win money, while before, that ticket would not win anything. In addition, the number of main balls was raised from 45 to 50.
PowerBall PLUS is exactly the same as PowerBall, but gives the player a second chance to win. When buying a PowerBall ticket, the player must pay an extra R2.50 per board to enter the PowerBall PLUS draw. Odds are the same, while prizes are usually slightly lower. Powerball PLUS was a more recent game added by the National Lottery of South Africa and is currently the newest game. It was introduced on 28 November 2015.