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Sportstake 4 FAQs

Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about Sportstake 4 below. These FAQs cover different aspects of the game, from how to win to claiming prizes.

How do I play Sportstake 4?

To play Sportstake 4, you need to predict the outcome of four soccer matches. You must predict the outcome at half-time and at full-time for each match. The featured matches are selected by the National Lottery and can be found on the latest Sportstake 4 fixture list.

Can I play at a National Lottery retailer?

No. The game is currently only available online.

Does extra time count?

No. the score at the end of 90 minutes is regarded as the full-time score for the purposes of Sportstake 4, even if it is a tournament in which extra time or a penalty shootout is required.

When can I play Sportstake 4?

Fixture lists are released twice a week, with the featured matches usually taking place on Wednesdays and Sundays. The sales period for each game ends 30 minutes before the start of the earliest match on the fixture list. The prize information is disclosed on Mondays and Thursdays.

How much does it cost to play?

The cost for a single entry in Sportstake 4 is R2.

Is there a limit to how much I can wager?

The maximum you can spend on one transaction is R2,000.

Why isn’t there a multi-draw option?

You cannot submit the same set of predictions for multiple draws in advance because the fixtures are always different. The next set of fixtures is only announced shortly before sales open.

What happens if a match is cancelled?

If a match is cancelled and does not go ahead as scheduled after it has been included on the fixture list, your prediction for that match will be counted as correct regardless of whether you picked a home win, draw or away win. The same rule applies if the match is postponed midway through or the result is not available for any other reason.

What do I need to do to win a prize?

To win a prize, at least six of your eight predictions must be correct. You must get all eight correct to win a share of the jackpot. Go to the How to Play page for more information.

Does the jackpot roll over?

Yes, if nobody matches all eight of their selections, the entire Division 1 prize pool is rolled over to the following draw.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 6,561, while the overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 505. However, these odds are based on a random selection of predictions and do not take into account the fact that some outcomes may be more likely than others in a particular soccer match.

How do I claim a prize if I win?

As the game is played online, you will automatically be paid any prize under R50,000. If you win a larger amount, you will need to visit one of the National Lottery’s regional claim offices within 365 days of the draw date.