JOHANNESBURG – iBusiness will ensure you are updated with lottery results as they play live on SABC 2. The Lotto jackpot is estimated at R8-million for the Main lottery, R1.1-million and R4.8-million for Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto plus 2 respectively. You can only win when you take a chance and place a bet at your local authorized store, online or using other cellphone facilities such as USSD protocol and or using an SMS. You have to be 18 years or older to qualify to play.
Lottery in South Africa uses the computerized terminal to record selections and validating prize claims.
The Lotto, Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 Winning Numbers
Main Lotto: 02, 08, 18, 46, 48, 49 Bonus: 09
Lotto Plus 1: 09, 11, 14, 23, 37, 39 Bonus: 12
Lotto Plus 2: 05, 06, 13, 17, 47, 50 Bonus: 42
How does the Lotto Game Work?
You can play your LOTTO games twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays – where you can select 6 numbers out of 52 numbers – these are the numbers that will be entered into the draw. You can enter all the Lotto, Lotto Plus 1 and 2 by:
- Completing a bet slip at a retailer (You will have to manually mark (using a pen/pencil) your choice of 6 numbers and will be passed and processed through the computerized terminal and a receipt will be issued)
- You can request a ‘Quick Pick’ where the terminal will randomly select numbers for you. There are a few people who won jackpots through a ‘Quick Pick’ bet.
- There are other ways to play such as using ATMs, Mobile Applications, Cellphones, and Online, etc.
You can only purchase a ticket until 8:30 pm on any given draw day. The odds of winning the lottery are 20,358,520 to 1. That’s the number of combinations that one can play when choosing 6 numbers out of 52 to win the lottery.
The odds to win 5 numbers + a bonus are 339308667 to 1. It is also important to note that, a jackpot can be rolled-over for however many times possible until it’s won. Did you know that Ithuba estimates and advertises a jackpot based on expected ticket sales? Well, the total prize pool is calculated at 50 of the total sales.
Should you win the lottery game you can claim winnings at any retailers for prizes up to R2000, any amount between R2000 to R50 000 can be claimed at the post office. An amount that exceeds R50 000 can only be claimed at the ITHUBA regional office.
Draws are conducted live in the presence of an independent auditor. Rules and regulations are approved by the National Lotteries Commission for further information you can contact the Ithuba Helpline on 0800 484 822 or visit the National Lottery website. The RNG stands for Random Number Generator and it is a computer system used to randomly select the winning Lotto, Lotto Plus 1 and 2 numbers.
If you missed the previous lottery results, you can view the results for the 15th of January 2020 as well as the Friday Powerball on the 17th of January 2020. (Or you can view all Powerball Results updated on iBusiness)
Ithuba Holdings (FF) Propriety Limited, which was appointed as the official National Lottery operator of SA in 2015, offers more online games including SPORTSTAKE 8 and 13, DAILY LOTTERY, RAFFE and EAZiWIN (Online and in-store) for instant prizes.