Sportstake Has Resumed After Coronavirus Suspension
Sportstake 8 and Sportstake 13 have resumed after soccer games started to be played again in some countries.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus across the world resulted in a large number of soccer games being cancelled. As countries imposed restrictions, including social distancing, many sports that include close contact were suspended temporarily to avoid any further spread of the virus.
As a result, both Sportstake 8 and Sportstake 13 were suspended by the National Lottery. When soccer games began again in some countries, Sportstake 13 restarted in the middle of May. Sportstake 8 returned in late June.
Other lottery draws in South Africa are continuing as normal. Ticket sales were initially suspended in stores to help limit the spread of coronavirus but sales have now resumed.
Safely Play SA Lottery Games Online
As is the case around the world, South Africans are being urged to minimise contact with others, including measures such as not shaking hands, while gatherings of more than 100 people have been prohibited.
For those wishing to buy lottery tickets, you can purchase them in stores or online. Given the current situation, online is the safest way to play as it means you do not have to come into contact with other people.
When you play online, you reduce the need to queue in shops, and reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Your tickets are also stored in your online account and you are notified of any wins automatically. It takes just a couple of minutes to get started.
Which Sportstake Games were cancelled?
For Sportstake 8, the following fixture lists were published before the game was suspended:
- Fixture List 90 (14 March 2020)
- Fixture List 91 (16 March 2020)
- Fixture List 92 (20 March 2020)
- Fixture List 93 (23 March 2020)
- Fixture List 94 (26 March 2020)
All matches were cancelled in those fixtures.
The next fixture list to be published was number 119, when the game resumed on 26 June 2020.
In Sportstake 13, the last completed fixtures before the suspension were on fixture list 1347 on 13 March 2020. Three more fixture lists were published;
- Fixture List 1348 (16 March 2020)
- Fixture List 1349 (20 March 2020)
- Fixture List 1350 (23 March 2020)
All games in those lists were cancelled. Sportstake 13 returned with fixture list 1366 on 18 May.
Go to the Sportstake results history page to see the outcomes of fixtures from previous weeks.