PowerBall has become a South African favourite in the last few year. A game of chance where you can choose six numbers in a single play or board, the jackpot is yours if those six numbers are drawn.
How to Play Powerball
In order to take part in this game you must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid ticket. It is your responsibility to ensure that you buy a valid ticket, do not lose and ensure that it is not tampered with. Each PowerBall game board entry costs R5.00.
To claim a prize, you will need to fill in your details on the back of the winning ticket; the National Lottery must validate the ticket and the claim must be submitted within 365 days of the corresponding PowerBall draw.
You can buy PowerBall tickets from any PowerBall retailer, from valid mail subscription agents or via any existing National Lottery outlet.
To enter, you need to manually mark your chosen numbers on the ticket and then submit the marked entry to the PowerBall retailer. The retailer will then process the entry through the PowerBall terminal. You will receive a ticket which will have a printed record of your PowerBall selection. Be sure to keep this in a safe place.
When can I play Powerball?
You can buy PowerBall tickets from Monday to Saturday between 06:00 (six AM) and 23:00 (eleven PM-) or on Sunday between 06:00 (six AM) and 18:00 (six PM). Take note that tickets sales close at 21:00 (nine PM) on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Powerball Jackpot Prizes
In PowerBall there are two game machines: one with 45 numbered balls and one with 20 numbered balls. During draws, five balls are drawn by the 45-ball machine (main numbers) and one ball is drawn from the 20-ball machine (PowerBall number.) To win the PowerBall jackpot you will need to have chosen the correct five main numbers and the correct PowerBall number, which is considered division one. The second biggest PowerBall prize is the division two prize, which you will win if you have chosen the correct five main numbers. This category's prize is referred to as match 5 of 45. There are nine overall divisions in the game.