Prizes and Odds of Winning

Prizes and Odds of Winning

To win a prize in Lotto, you just have to match the numbers on your ticket with the winning ones drawn. The more you match, the more you win. There are eight divisions of prizes, the lowest two of which are fixed amounts of R20 and R50. The other divisions receive a set percentage of the prize fund; the table below shows how this is split, as well as the odds of winning each prize:

SA Lotto Prizes and Odds
Prize Division Numbers Matched Odds of Winning* Percentage of Prize Pool Average Prize
for the past 365 days’ draws
1 6 1 in 20,358,520 73.0% R27,530,188.14
2 5 + Bonus Ball 1 in 3,393,087 2.3% R39,331.66
3 5 1 in 75,402 4.0% R6,055.73
4 4 + Bonus Ball 1 in 30,161 5.0% R2,231.47
5 4 1 in 1,371 8.4% R166.58
6 3 + Bonus Ball 1 in 1,028 7.3% R106.47
7 3 1 in 72 R50 R50.00
8 2 + Bonus Ball 1 in 96 R20 R20.00
* The overall odds of winning a Lotto prize are 1 in 38

To win the jackpot, you must match all six main numbers. If there are no jackpot winners, the prize money will roll over to the next draw and keep on growing until someone wins. The prize fund receives 45 percent of the money from every ticket sold.

If you’ve won a prize on Lotto, visit the How to Claim Prizes page to find out what you need to do next.

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