Online lottery is a game of chance played by millions of South Africans. It’s all about picking the right sequence of numbers. Players can buy tickets either at stores or online to enter the draw, and stand the chance of winning huge life-changing amounts of money.
Online lottery games are the same as the land-based lottery games you buy. The added advantage with online lottery is you can play it anywhere and at any time via your desktop or mobile devices.
The South African national lottery has draws at the following times:
Time & Channel
Lotto, Lotto Plus 1 & 2
Wednesdays & Saturdays
20:56 on SABC 2
Powerball & Powerball Plus
Tuesdays & Fridays
21:00 on eTV
Types of Online Lottery Games in South Africa
There are different types of lotteries online for South African players to try their luck at.
All the national lottery games listed above can be played online once you’ve registered with the National Lottery of South Africa. Alternatively, you can play Powerball and Powerball Plus online via Absa, FNB, Nedbank, and Standard Bank online banking. The National Lottery also has:
All of these, except Raffle and Scratch Cards, can be played online at the National Lottery. You can also find the result of the draws there.
Online Keno Lottery
Online keno lottery is a faster paced online lottery that’s played more frequently with draws taking place every three minutes. It’s based on guessing which numbers from one to 80 will be picked by the computer. Let’s take a look at how online keno is played:
At your favourite casino site, select your favourite keno game.
Pick the numbers you want to play. You can pick up to 20 numbers from the keno grid – the higher the numbers, the higher the chances of winning. The numbers range from one to 80.
Set how much you’re betting on the draw.
Verify your ticket and click purchase.
Wait for the draw to find out if you’ve won.
Online Poker Lottery
With online poker lottery, instead of using numbers players use cards. Let’s take a brief look at how the game is played:
Pick how many poker lotto hands you want to play. Remember, only three hands per ticket can be played.
Verify your details and select purchase.
Usually draws are in the evenings. When two or more numbers match the numbers on your cards, you win the draw.
South African Online Lottery FAQs
At what time do ticket sales close before a lotto draw?
Online ticket sales close 30 minutes before the draw.
Is there a guaranteed minimum jackpot amount?
Once the jackpot has been won, the next one will be set at around R1 million.
Is there a rollover limit or cap on the jackpot?
No, there isn’t. The jackpot will continue to roll over until someone wins it.
Can I cancel my entry?
Not after you’ve confirmed your online entry. When playing online make sure you check all your details before clicking on verify.
How do I deposit money into my real money online account?
You can use your credit card to transfer money into your casino account.