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The South Africa Powerball is, as far as lotteries go, in a unique position. While it's modeled after the mega popular US Powerball, it manages to carve an identity of its own. The jackpots arenâ€™t anywhere near what other lotteries can offer, but it still holds pretty well on its own.
At the very least, the South Africa Powerball offers the potential to really win big thanks to its uncapped rollovers, favorable odds, and taxfree payouts. But, can it be a worthwhile alternative to the bigger Powerball games?
About South Africa Powerball
As far as â€śPowerballâ€ť lotteries go, South Africa Powerball is among the youngest. Introduced only in October 2009 by the South Africa National Lottery, it quickly became one of the largest and most popular in the country in a short amount of time.
It offers some of the largest jackpots in the South Africa lottery scene, with the potential for bigger wins via rollovers. Today, it is easily one of the best lottery games South Africa has to offer.
Quick South Africa Powerball Facts
 Modeled after US Powerball: The South Africa Powerball is modeled after its more popular US counterpartâ€”with some differences. The former, for instance, uses a smaller guess range than the latter.
 Biweekly draws: South Africa Powerball draws are held every Tuesday and Friday, giving you two chances to win every week.
 Jackpots: Top prizes start at a guaranteed R3 million.
 Rollovers: So long as no one wins the jackpot, it can keep growing and growing.
 Relatively good odds: Compared to bigger and more popular lottery offerings in the US or Europe, the odds of winning in the South Africa Powerball are relatively more favorable.
 9 ways to win: South Africa Powerball offers nine prize tiers. You can win by simply matching the Powerball number.
 Pays out in cash: All South Africa Powerball prizes are paid out in lump sum form.
 Taxfree: All prizes are 100% taxfree, though players from other countries may have to pay local taxes depending on where they live.
How Does South Africa Powerball Work?
The Basics
Modeled after the US Powerball, the South Africa Powerball utilizes a double matrix format. However, instead of completely copying its US counterpart, it makes use of a much smaller guess range. South Africa Powerball players must choose 5 numbers from a guess range of 145 and one Powerball number from a guess range of 120.
To win the jackpot, all 5 numbers, plus the Powerball number, must be matched. If you only match the 5 main numbers, and not the Powerball, then you win the secondtier prize. Just like other lotteries, the less numbers you match, the less money you win. Overall, there are 9 prize tiers you can win inâ€”where the lowest requirement to win a prize is by matching only the Powerball number.
If no one wins the jackpot, it will simply rolloverâ€”and will continue to do soâ€”until someone wins. Take note that rollovers only apply to the jackpot. For secondary prizes, they will simply roll down to the next prize tier if nobody wins. For example, if you to win the 3^{rd} prize and nobody won the 2^{nd} prize, the winnings simply trickle down to you.
South Africa Powerball Odds of Winning
Speaking of winning, your chances of hitting the jackpot are far better here than in bigger lotteries. You have, for instance, a 1 in 24,435,180 chance of winning the jackpot. Compared to the US Powerball and its 1 in 292,201,338 odds of winning the top prize, thatâ€™s beyond favorable! Check out the full breakdown of odd below:
Numbers Matched  Odds of Winning 
5 + Powerball  1 in 24,435,180 
5  1 in 1,286,062 
4 + Powerball  1 in 122,176 
4  1 in 6,430 
3 + Powerball  1 in 3,133 
3  1 in 165 
2 + Powerball  1 in 247 
1 + Powerball  1 in 53 
Powerball only  1 in 38 
So What Happens if You Win?
Should you be lucky enough to win in South Africa Powerball, there are some things you should take note of. For starters, all prizes are paid out in cash, so donâ€™t expect any annuity options to be presented to you. Thatâ€™s great because it means you can get all your winnings as soon as possible.
Here are some more things to take note of:
 For winnings R2,000 below: Winners may claim their prize at any South Africa National Lottery outlet one day after the draw.
 For winnings between R2,000 and R50,000: Winners may claim their prize at an authorized Prize Payment Centre, such as participating Post Offices.
 For winnings beyond R50,000: Winners may claim their prizes at a South Africa National Lottery office. Winners must also complete a claim form and provide proof of identity.
 Deadline: Winners must claim their prize within a year (or 365 days) of the draw lest their ticket become invalidated.
Take note that the guidelines above may not apply to online lottery players. Most lottery sites transfer most winnings to a playerâ€™s account, so you donâ€™t really have to travel. Only those who win the jackpot may be asked to appear in person to collect their prize. Even then, thatâ€™s not universalâ€”there are some lottery sites that offer to collect your prize on your behalf.
As for taxes, prizes are considered taxfree, so you donâ€™t have to worry about your prize becoming smaller due to any deductions. For those in countries other than South Africa, however, taxes are another story. While it is technically 100% taxfree at the source, you may have to deal with your local tax laws in your country of residence.
Biggest South Africa Powerball Winners
Thanks to the generally favorable odds and uncapped rollovers, many peopleâ€”sole winners, in factâ€”have won big with South Africa Powerball. While the prizes are nowhere near the astronomical jackpots often reached by its US counterpart, the potential to win big is there. Donâ€™t believe me? Here are the biggest winners so far:
Jackpot  # of Winners  Draw Date 
R102.01 million  1  June 3, 2011 
R91.06 million  1  Feb. 12, 2010 
R70.03 million  1  Jan. 12, 2018 
R69.54 million  1  July 13, 2010 
R64 million  1  Oct. 12, 2010 
R61.26 million  1  Dec. 8, 2015 
South Africa Powerball Fun Facts
 Around 34% of the funds raised through South Africa Powerball ticket sales go to the National Lottery Distribution Fund, which then distributes it to a variety of good causes.
 Some of the major beneficiaries include reconstruction and development projects aimed at making South African citizensâ€™ lives better.
 Any unclaimed prizes go to the National Distribution Fund as well, where around 50% are allocated towards good causes.
The Bottom Line on South Africa Powerball
It may not be as big as it US counterpart, but South Africa Powerball still has a lot going for it. Jackpots start at R3 million; rollovers are uncapped; the odds are pretty good compared to other lotteries; you get 9 ways to win; and, best of all, prizes are taxfree and paid out in cash! Whatâ€™s not to like?