Lotto Plus 2
You can play Lotto Plus 2 every Wednesday and Saturday night for the chance to win big jackpots. There are also seven other ways to win in every draw. Find out more about the game, check the Lotto Plus 2 results and find out how the game ties in with Lotto and Lotto Plus 1.
Saturday's Lotto Plus 2 Jackpot is: R7 Million!
How Does Lotto Plus 2 Work?
Lotto Plus 2 is a supplementary game to the main Lotto draw. You can take part online, in stores or by using a partnered banking service such as FNB or Nedbank.
You don’t choose numbers specifically for Lotto Plus 2. The selections you use for Lotto will also be entered into the two 'Plus' draws. You just need to make sure you select the Lotto Plus 2 box on your betslip so that you are put into this draw. It costs R2.50 per line to enter Lotto Plus 2.
The following points show how Lotto Plus 2 fits in with the other two Lotto draws:
- To play Lotto Plus 2, you must also play Lotto and Lotto Plus 1
- The cost of entry is added to the cost of playing the other two games. The total cost of a single entry for all three draws is therefore R10 (the price of a single Lotto line is R5 and for Plus 1 it is also R2.50)
- All three draws take place one after another on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 20:57. The Lotto numbers are selected first, followed by Plus 1 and then Plus 2
How many numbers do I need to win Lotto Plus 2?
A random number generator is used to select six winning numbers from 52, followed by a Bonus Ball from the 46 numbers that are left. You must match at least three main numbers, or two plus the Bonus Ball, to win a prize. These are the two lowest prize divisions and the value of the payout is a fixed amount - it is R25 in the 'Match 3' category and R15 in the 'Match 2 + Bonus Ball' division.
The value of the other prizes is determined by the number of winners and how much money is in the total prize pool, a percentage of which is allocated to each of the top six prize divisions. You need to match all six numbers to win the jackpot.
See the table below for all the different ways to win, the prize for each division and the odds of winning.
|Division||Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Prize Pool Percentage||Payout In Last Draw||Average Payout Since 2017|
|1||6||1 in 20,358,520||53%||R5,701,174.88||R7,274,330.32|
|2||5 + Bonus||1 in 3,393,087||8.1%||R0.00||R123,640.37|
|3||5||1 in 75,402||5.4%||R4,476.20||R4,038.14|
|4||4 + Bonus||1 in 30,161||6.7%||R2,433.60||R1,898.54|
|5||4||1 in 1,371||13.4%||R181.50||R152.03|
|6||3 + Bonus||1 in 1,028||13.4%||R127.90||R113.32|
|7||3||1 in 72||Fixed R25||R25.00||R25.00|
|8||2 + Bonus||1 in 96||Fixed R15||R15.00||R15.00|
|The overall odds of winning a Lotto Plus 2 prize are 1 in 38|
If nobody matches all six main numbers in a draw, the money rolls over and the next Lotto Plus 2 jackpot will be worth more. There is no jackpot cap or rollover limit, so the top prize will keep climbing until someone wins.
A player won R35 million on 14 July 2018 after the jackpot had rolled over for four months, making it the biggest win to have been seen on the game since it was launched in August 2017. Go to the Lotto Winners page to find out more about the biggest prizes paid out across Lotto and all of its associated draws.