Lotto Plus 1
Lotto Plus 1 is a supplementary game that was added to Lotto for the first time on Wednesday 26th November 2003. The game offers your Lotto numbers another chance to win prizes and is entered by marking the appropriate box on your Lotto playslip and paying an additional R2.50. Draws are held at 20.56 SAST, with sales closing 30 minutes before the game is held.
How to Play
Lotto Plus 1 follows the same format as the main Lotto draw, in which six main numbers and a seventh Bonus Ball are drawn from a pool of 52. The numbers a player chose for the main Lotto draw are automatically entered into Lotto Plus 1, where a fresh set of numbers will be drawn. Matching all six main numbers wins the jackpot, but prizes start at R15 for matching two main numbers plus the Bonus Ball and rise from there as you match more of the balls that are drawn.
Lotto Plus 1 Prizes
There are eight Lotto Plus prize tiers:
|Match||Percentage of Prize Fund||Odds of Winning|
|Match 6||53%||1 in 20,358,520|
|Match 5 + Bonus Ball||8.1%||1 in 3,393,087|
|Match 5||5.4%||1 in 75,402|
|Match 4 + Bonus Ball||6.7%||1 in 30,161|
|Match 4||13.4%||1 in 1,371|
|Match 3 + Bonus Ball||13.4%||1 in 1,028|
|Match 3||Fixed R25||1 in 72|
|Match 2 + Bonus Ball||Fixed R15||1 in 96|
|Overall odds of winning a Lotto Plus 1 prize are 1 in 38|
Any Lotto Plus 1 prizes must be claimed within 365 days from the date of the draw.
In May 2016, changes were made to the Lotto Plus 1 jackpot format; instead of offering a fixed prize in every draw, the jackpot began to roll over and now grows in value from game to game if no one matches all six main numbers. Previously, if there was no top prize winner, the jackpot amount rolled down to the next winning prize tier. In August 2017, a Lotto Plus 2 game was also introduced to offer more fun to Lotto players.
For information on how to play Lotto, visit the Lotto page.
Lotto Plus 1 Tickets
Lotto Plus 1 tickets are available from authorised retailers across South Africa when you also play Lotto. You cannot buy a ticket for Lotto Plus 1 by itself; you must also play Lotto.
It is advised that all players keep their Lotto Plus 1 tickets safe, as it acts as proof of purchase in the event of claiming a prize. In addition, players should sign the back of their tickets to avoid any disputes should an unsigned ticket be lost or stolen.