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Sportstake Rugby FAQs

The Sportstake Rugby FAQs below cover all the most common queries about the game. Read through the list to find all the answers you are looking for.

How do I play Sportstake Rugby?

To play Sportstake Rugby, you need an online account as the game is not available from retailers. Predict the outcome of 10 rugby fixtures that have been selected by the National Lottery, indicating whether you think the result will be a home win, draw or away win. Take a look at the How to Play page for more information.

When are the next fixtures announced?

Fixtures are announced once a week, usually in midweek depending on the selected matches. The fixtures are taken from a variety of leagues and tournaments around the world, primarily from major rugby-playing nations such as South Africa and England.

When do draws take place?

Draws take place once a week, usually on a Sunday or Monday morning, after all the matches have been completed. This is when the number of winners and prize amounts will be revealed.

What happens if a match goes to extra time?

If a match is level at full-time and goes to extra time, it is regarded as a draw. The result after extra time does not matter in Sportstake Rugby.

What happens if a match is cancelled?

If a match is cancelled or postponed, all predictions for that fixture are regarded as correct.

Is there a multi-draw option?

It is not possible to wager the same set of predictions in advance for multiple draws, as the fixture list is always different and is only announced just before the upcoming game begins.

How do I win a prize?

You win a prize on Sportstake Rugby if you get at least seven out of 10 predictions correct. Check out the page on How to Play and Win for more information about the winning criteria.

Is the jackpot the same in every draw?

The value of all prizes depends on the number of entries sold for the draw, plus the number of winners in each division. The jackpot also rolls over to the next draw if nobody matches all their predictions. The estimated jackpot is around R30,000.

What are the odds of winning?

The true odds of winning depend on several factors, as the outcome of rugby matches is never completely random and some players will be more knowledgeable about the game than others. However, based on a random selection of predictions and a random set of outcomes, the overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 1,476 and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 59,049.

How long do I have to claim a prize?

You have 365 days from the draw date to claim prizes. However, as it’s an online-only game, you will always be automatically credited prizes up to R50,000. For larger amounts, you will need to go a National Lottery regional office.

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