Daily Lotto is a game which is guaranteed to give away all of its prize money in every draw, as the jackpot rolls down to the next category if it is not won. There are four different ways to win and the game is played every evening at 21:00 South Africa Standard Time (SAST) apart from Christmas Day. Daily Lotto was launched in March 2019 to give players another exciting option and raise even more money for charitable causes.
How to Play
To play Daily Lotto, you must select five numbers from 1 to 36. You can choose your own numbers or opt for a Quick Pick if you want to have a random selection generated by the computer. It costs R3 per play, and you can enter your numbers in up to 10 consecutive draws by marking the relevant box in the Multi-Draw section of your playslip. You can play online or by visiting any official lottery retailer. When the draw takes place, five winning numbers are selected by a Random Number Generator (RNG).
You win a prize if at least two of the numbers you selected match the winning numbers drawn. There are no set amounts, as the value of prizes depends on how many tickets are sold and how many winners are in each category. The following table shows the percentage of the prize fund allocated to each prize division:
|Match||Percentage of Prize Fund||Odds of Winning|
|Match 5||35.60%||1 in 376,992|
|Match 4||8.20%||1 in 2,432|
|Match 3||16.40%||1 in 81|
|Match 2||39.40%||1 in 8.4|
Overall odds of winning a Daily Lotto prize are 1 in 7.6
The money has to be won in every draw, so if nobody wins in the Match 5 category the funds will be added to the prize pool for the Match 4 division. If there are no Match 4 winners, the money will roll down to the Match 3 category, and so on.
If you win a prize, you have 365 days from the date of the draw to come forward and collect your winnings.
You are advised to sign the back of your ticket if you play through a retailer, as it acts as proof of purchase. Alternatively, you can play online to keep your numbers safe. If you play online, you can take part at a time that suits you and prizes will be paid automatically.