In late November 2015, Ithuba, the operators of the South Africa National Lottery, introduced Powerball Plus, a game similar to Lotto Plus. Held on Tuesday and Friday evenings alongside the main Powerball draw, Powerball Plus offers players another chance to win big. To take part, players simply mark the "Powerball Plus" option on their ticket and pay an additional R2.50 per line, containing five numbers from 1 to 45 and a Powerball number from 1 to 20.
Friday 26th May 2017
Powerball Plus Prizes
There are nine prize tiers in total, including a fixed prize of R5 for matching just the Powerball.
Here are the odds of winning in each Powerball Plus prize tier:
|Match||Percentage of Prize Fund||Odds of Winning|
|Match 5 + Powerball||41.12%||1 in 24,435,180|
|Match 5||7.35%||1 in 1,286,062|
|Match 4 + Powerball||3.72%||1 in 122,176|
|Match 4||7.06%||1 in 6,430|
|Match 3 + Powerball||6.76%||1 in 3,133|
|Match 3||5.74%||1 in 165|
|Match 2 + Powerball||3.82%||1 in 247|
|Match 1 + Powerball||Fixed prize of R7.50||1 in 53|
|Match Powerball||Fixed prize of R5.00||1 in 38|
|Approximate odds of winning any Powerball Plus prize are 1 in 18.|
Players have 365 days from the date of the draw in which to claim a Powerball Plus prize. All prizes worth up to R2,000 can be claimed from authorised retailers across South Africa, while prizes worth between R2,000 and R50,000 can be claimed at post offices. If you win a Powerball Plus prize worth more than R50,000, you will need to redeem your winnings from a regional lottery office.
Powerball Plus Tickets
You can buy Powerball Plus tickets from various authorised retailers throughout South Africa or play online from wherever you are in the world. If you buy a physical ticket, sign it, store it in a safe place and then check it immediately after the draw to see if you’re a winner!