PowerBall Plus Prizes
Enter PowerBall Plus and get the chance to win one of nine different prizes, on top of anything you win in the main PowerBall draw. You can win a prize just by matching the PowerBall, and there's a multimillion-rand jackpot on offer in each twice-weekly draw. The top prize can often be worth more than the jackpot in the main game.
The PowerBall Plus prize structure is almost identical to that of the main draw, with the only difference being the fixed amounts paid out in the eighth and ninth divisions. The other prize categories all receive a certain percentage of the overall prize pool, which is then split equally between the winners.
The table below shows all the PowerBall Plus payouts, as well as the odds of winning and the average amounts paid out in each prize category in recent draws.
|Division||Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Prize Pool Percentage||Payout In Last Draw||Average Payout Since 2017|
|1||5 + PowerBall||1 in 42,375,200||70.73%||R7,547,468.00||R31,222,811.32|
|2||5||1 in 2,230,274||5.19%||R159,530.70||R118,792.45|
|3||4 + PowerBall||1 in 188,334||3.25%||R4,162.40||R8,211.77|
|4||4||1 in 9,912||5.51%||R460.20||R517.26|
|5||3 + PowerBall||1 in 4,280||6.23%||R271.30||R248.79|
|6||3||1 in 225||5.19%||R10.80||R10.80|
|7||2 + PowerBall||1 in 299||3.90%||R11.90||R10.83|
|8||1 + PowerBall||1 in 57||R15||R7.50||R27.84|
|9||0 + PowerBall||1 in 35||R10||R5.00||R5.00|
|The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 18|
The money needed to pay winners in prize divisions 8 and 9 is taken from the prize pool first, and then the remaining money is split according to the percentages shown in the table.
There is no minimum jackpot unless a special guaranteed jackpot draw is held. In past draws, the estimated starting jackpot in PowerBall Plus has ranged from R922,000 to R7,073,123, and in 2019 the average starting jackpot was R2.4 million.
The National Lottery often guarantees a minimum jackpot in PowerBall Plus draws – in fact, the game started with a special guaranteed R10 million jackpot in December 2015. These special draws are usually held during the middle of a rollover run or when ticket sales exceed expectations. For example, several guaranteed jackpots worth up to R150 million were offered during the run of rollovers that led to the record R153 million jackpot in July 2020.
Guaranteed jackpots are usually announced in advance. If it happens that the estimated jackpot naturally rolls over to be worth more than the guaranteed amount, the estimated prize will take precedence. The funds in place to offer the guaranteed prize will in that instance be retained by the National Lottery to fund future events.
No other aspects of the game change when a guaranteed jackpot is offered; the ticket cost, numbers, and all other game rules remain the same.