The Rules of Powerball

a straightforward guide for South Africans on how to play powerball.

Powerball Rules in South Africa

In the simplest terms, Powerball can be described as a lottery game in which numbered balls are held in drums. The assembled numbered balls, once chosen, are used to choose a winner whose lottery ticket matches the chosen numbers.

Background of Powerball

For more than ten years, Powerball has been a well-liked gambling game on the African continent. A lot of South African players are drawn to the game because of the diverse divisions and entertaining options in the reward pools. Powerball has produced multimillion winners, drawing large numbers of players from South Africa and other countries. The reward pools in Africa, however, fall short of those in western nations due to the disparities in their economies. Nevertheless, the first draw took place in 2009, and the winner took home a huge R30,000,000 prize. The jackpot was eventually rolled multiple times, and in 2010 the possible winnings reached R91,068,427. This sum still remains as a record today. The drawn ball numbers in South Africa’s Powerball were altered from 45 to 50 as of June 2018.

locations to play Powerball

You can play Powerball offline, online, or in physical stores. With the development of technology, lottery gambling has changed, and now players can use their cellphones and other devices to participate in the game. On the other side, a player can play Powerball offline by purchasing a lottery Powerball ticket in a physical store.

The Ithuba National Lottery has real retail locations for players who like to play in person as well as an online presence for players who choose to play remotely.

Powerball game timing

The Powerball draws occur every Tuesday and Friday at 9:00 PM, and the jackpots can reach more than R100,000,000. Every day, tickets are available for purchase. However, ticket sales end 30 minutes before the draw starts and resume for the following game after the draw concludes. This means that whether playing online or off, there is a 30-minute time limit before each draw.


Because most South Africans are tech-savvy and own smartphones and other gadgets, many would prefer playing Powerball South Africa online. The straightforward steps below should be followed to register online:

On a smartphone, download the ABSA Banking App. The App is available on the App Store or Google Playstore.

To create a profile and sign in to your account, use the prompts that are provided.

Choose the Lotto or PowerBall option from the home screen’s menu.

Choose the game that you prefer to play.

As an alternative, interested players can sign up for the Powerball in South Africa using the following methods.

by dialling *120*7529# on their mobile phone using USSD.

Website for the National Lottery: It’s important to note that the website offers simple registration instructions.

The retailers for the national lottery is a Mobi site.

to 37070, a prepared text message.

Phone Banking is available by dialling *120*321#.

The banking app for FNB

winning likelihood

Numbers that match, a piece of the reward money, and odds tickets.

1 in 42,375,200 (5 correct Plus PB; 54.46%)

5 – 4.00% – 1 in 2,230,274

4/5 + PB – 2.50% – 1 in 188,334

4/5 – 4.24% – 1 in 9,912

3/5 + PB – 4.80% – 1 in 4,280

3/5 – 4.00% – 1 in 225

2/5 + PB – 3.00% – 1 in 299

5 plus PB – fixed 1 in 57 0/5 + R 15 – fixed R 10 – 1 in 35

Prizes and probability of winning vary between various matches. Every draw has a different set of rewards. They depend on the number of winners and if the jackpot’s eligibility requirements were met. Additionally, it is based on how many tickets were sold. When a player has results with Powerball like a 0 out of 5 or a 1 out of 5, they will receive one of the two fixed payout divisions. The jackpot is won when a player matches every single number, as indicated in the table. As you progress down the table, there are times when this might change.

To the closest R1, all jackpot payouts are rounded. As a result, each submission with numbers that match the Powerball drawings gives the player one chance to win. On the day of the draw, the precise jackpot rollover is announced. The amounts for the other awards are rounded to the closest $10.

As you progress up the table, your chances of winning are getting smaller. This demonstrates that winning the Powerball jackpot is more challenging than winning the Lotto jackpot, so gamble sensibly.

How to Play Powerball

Depending on the player’s preference, Powerball can be played offline or online. Powerball Plus is R2.50 more expensive to play than standard Powerball, which costs R5.

online gaming

The player’s initial step is to create an online lottery account and fund it with money.

Finding the first board and choosing five numbers between 1 and 50 come next.

The player then chooses one Powerball number between 1 and 20 after choosing the numbers.

The number of times the gamer can do this is unlimited.

The player chooses the amount of draws they choose to participate in after selecting their numbers. The player has the option of selecting between the Tuesday draw or the Friday draw.

Click “submit” after selecting your chosen draw.

The player will be told to go to the register. The player is now expected to click the icon that reads “confirm and proceed” in order to put their bets.

offline gaming

A player can visit a number of authorised retail locations.

The player goes to the store and buys a Powerball wager slip. Either the standard bet slip or the “Powerball Plus” bet slip may be used. As a result, the player purchases the ticket of their choice. The player looks at the top of the slip to see if it is a standard ticket or the “Powerball Plus” ticket.

The play designates five numbers starting with board A, similarly to the online placement with the exception that it is done manually. The first grid has integers in the range of 1 to 50.

A number between 1 and 20 is then marked on the second grid by the player. However, the “Quick Pick” option allows the player to expedite the process.

This can be repeated as often as the player likes.

The player then selects the quantity of draws in which they want to take part. To accomplish this, they mark one of the boxes at the top of the bet slip. When the player chooses to participate in just one draw, however, this process is not required.

The player takes the slip to the retail assistant and pays for all the entries after making all the appropriate placements and selections.

The gamer then signs their name on the issued receipt’s back.

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