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National Lottery Raffle

The National Lottery Raffle was first announced in November 2016. Here is everything you need to know about the game.

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What is the National Lottery Raffle?

The National Lottery Raffle is an exciting new game that gives players the chance to win both cash and luxury non-cash prizes simply by having their unique ticket number drawn from a pool of entries, rather than having to match numbered balls as in a traditional lottery. Raffle draws are operated by ITHUBA, the same organisation that runs games like Lotto and Powerball, but are independent of the existing lottery draws.

When Will Raffle Take Place?

The first draw was held on 30 December 2016, at 16:00. Going forward, draws will be held at least four times per year, with exact dates announced nearer the time.

The next National Lottery Raffle draw will take place on Saturday 27th May 2017, with tickets going on sale from Sunday 26th March.

See the Results page soon after the draw takes place to see if you are a winner.

How to Play Raffle

Tickets can be purchased from authorised retailers at a cost of R20 each for Raffle Game 1 and will be available to purchase for at least 60 days prior to each draw. Tickets for future draws will cost R20, R25 or R50.

Each Raffle ticket has a unique, randomly generated code printed on it, with prize-winners selected from the pool of tickets entered. For this reason, the prizes for each draw will always be won — it is not possible for prizes to roll over like in regular lotteries. Players can choose the number of Raffle tickets they would like to purchase, but they cannot specify the Raffle code numbers that will be printed on their tickets. Sales close when the last code available has been purchased.

Prizes and Odds of Winning

There will be four prize tiers for the upcoming Raffle draw, with 12 top prizes of R1 million on offer.

Prize Number of Prizes Odds of Winning Prize Tier Value Percentage of Prize Pool
R1 million 12 1 in 166,666 R12 million 57.14%
R100,000 30 1 in 66,666 R3 million 14.29%
R10,000 500 1 in 4,000 R5,000,000 23.81%
R1,000 1,000 1 in 2,000 R1,000,000 4.76%
Total 1,542 1 in 1,297 R21 million 100%

Previous Raffle Prizes

Details of previous draw prizes can be found below:

Prize Number of Prizes Odds of Winning Prize Tier Value Percentage of Prize Pool
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet 15 1 in 133,333 R10,347,330.15 49.63%
R100,000 45 1 in 44,444 R4,500,000 21.59%
R10,000 500 1 in 4,000 R5,000,000 23.98%
R1,000 1,000 1 in 2,000 R1,000,000 4.8%
Total 1,560 1 in 1,282 R20,847,330.15 100%

How to Claim Raffle Prizes

Following the Raffle draw, players can check to see if they’ve won a prize either by scanning their Raffle ticket at a participating retailer’s terminal, or by checking the results online.

Prizes of R1,000 can be claimed from any participating retailer. Prizes of R10,000 should be redeemed an authorised National Lottery payment centre, whilst R100,000 awards and the Mercedes Benz C200 Cabriolet must be claimed from one of ITHUBA’s National Lottery regional offices.