How do I win playing Lotto?
Players choose six main numbers from a pool of numbers between 1 and 52. Seven numbers are randomly drawn, with the first six acting as the main balls and the seventh acting as the Bonus Ball. The jackpot is won by matching all six main numbers drawn.
If a number in a player's selection matches the Bonus Ball, and that player also matches two, three, four or five main numbers, they will win a bigger prize than if they had matched the main numbers alone. There is a fixed prize of R50 for matching three main numbers and R20 for matching two main numbers.
If I win, how long do I have to claim my prize?
Lotto tickets are valid for one year and winnings not claimed within that period will expire, with 50 percent of the funds then transferred to good causes in South Africa. Winnings for tickets purchased through online lottery services will automatically be claimed by the agent on behalf of the ticket purchaser. This facility ensures that all winnings are claimed well within the allotted time and do not run the risk of expiring. In most cases, winnings will be paid into the player’s account for withdrawal or future ticket purchases. In the event of a high value win, a representative from the online lottery service will contact the player directly and guide them through the claims process.