RAFFLE 5: Win a Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet
Here are the key points you needed to know for the 2019 National Lottery Raffle draw:
- Ticket sales opened: 20 October 2019
- Ticket sales closed: 10 January 2020 at 8:30pm
- Draw took place: 10 January 2020 at 9:00pm
- 500,000 tickets were available. Each ticket cost R50
- Top prize: 1 of 10 Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolets
- More than R4.7 million in cash prizes
- Tickets were on sale at over 8,000 participating retailers in South Africa
How to Play the Raffle
The Raffle is simple to play but it is not quite like the rest of National Lottery operator ITHUBA's other games and works very differently to a traditional lottery.
Tickets went on sale on 20 October 2019 and cost R50 each - 500,000 tickets were available.
Each ticket contained a unique code, consisting of seven digits. This code was generated automatically at the time of purchase so you could not choose your own numbers like you can with a game such as Lotto or Powerball.
When the raffle took place, winning codes were selected at random; If your code matched one of the winning codes - it had to match all digits exactly in the right order - you won the corresponding prize.
Where to Buy Raffle 5 tickets
At a retailer
You could buy your Raffle tickets from any of the 8,000+ ITHUBA lottery retailers in South Africa, just by asking the clerk for a ticket.
If there isn't a lottery store anywhere local, you could also find Raffle tickets from smaller retailers with access to A2PAY or RA Cellular platforms.
You could also play online, eliminating the risk that your entry could be lost or stolen. If you took part online, you would be notified straight away if you won any prizes.
You were only allowed to spend a maximum of R2,000 on tickets in total.
What Prizes Could You Win?
There were more than 2,300 prizes given away in Raffle5 across all the different prize divisions. As well as the ten lucky players who each won a Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet, the cash prizes on offer were worth R4.7 million.
Twenty players received R50,000 each, while the other awards were worth R10,000 and R1,000. The table below shows all the prizes that you could win.
|Prize||Number of Prizes||Odds of Winning||Prize Tier Value||Percentage of Prize Pool|
|Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet||10||1 in 50,000||R7.79 million||62%|
|R50,000||20||1 in 25,000||R1 million||8%|
|R10,000||155||1 in 3,226||R1.55 million||12%|
|R1,000||2,160||1 in 231||R2.16 million||18%|
|Total||2,345||1 in 213||R12.5 million||100%|
The claim period is 365 days for all the prizes. However, winners of the top prize who do not come forward within the first 30 days will have to wait at least 180 days to obtain their Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet. Winners of the top prize will also be invited to a ceremony at ITHUBA’s offices, to be held no later than 7 February 2020.
Raffle 5 FAQs
Can anyone play Raffle 5?
You must be at least 18 years of age to buy tickets. You must be a permanent resident of South Africa or have a South African work permit with a South African bank account.
Is there a cash equivalent to the top prize?
No, if you have won the top prize you will receive a Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet and cannot ask for the cash value of the car. Once your claim has been verified, you will be given the car on a date to be determined by ITHUBA.
Do you have to go public if you win?
No, you can stay anonymous if you win. Your name and photograph will only be used if you give your consent.