October 17, 2021

Easy tips on how to play lottery games in South Africa

Easy tips on how to play lottery games in South Africa

Lottery is an exciting game and is popular in almost every country in the world. European countries have EuroMillions, Australia has Powerball and it is not any different in South African where the lotto receives massive support. Run by the Ithuba Holdings Proprietary Limited (RF) since 2015, the South African lottery scene has undergone some changes while promising to optimise the consumer experience, restore faith and trust in the National  Lottery, as well as promote a positive social contribution towards society. How you can start playing the South African lottery? Are you feeling lucky? Have a look below for some easy tips to get started right away.



Where to start – At the shop vs online

The beauty of lottery lies in its simplicity. Literally anyone over the age of 18 can play from any part of South Africa. There are two options, either you can play online or purchase a ticket at a shop or kiosk.


If you decide to play online, simply click on www.nationallottery.co.za/ and register to create an account. Its quick, its simple and user friendly. However, a few rules do apply, such as the need to be the holder of valid a South African identity document and you have to be over the age of 18. Once registered, all you have to do is log into your account and enjoy playing the lottery from the comfort of your home. No hassle. Instead of registering another account with more passwords and account details to remember you can also play the South African lottery directly from your online banking platform if you bank with First National Bank (FNB) or Nedbank. Simply follow the instructions on the site to get your tickets.

Should you wish to play the South African lottery at a shop, most high street retailers such as Pick ‘n Pay, Shoprite, Checkers and Spar have kiosks. Some smaller corner shops and forecourt shops at petrol stations also sell lottery tickets.


To purchase your ticket choose your lucky numbers, pay for the ticket and write your name on the back of it. Watch the live draws on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s or cross check the boards at the place you purchased your ticket to see if you are a winner.


Games – the choice is yours
South African National Lottery consists of many different games and those are the basic Lotto, Lotto Plus, Powerball, Powerball Plus and SportsTake 13.  Find out more about the options available here


Some easy tips
Although winning a lottery is often stereotyped as pure luck, getting few tips on how to play can’t hurt anyone, can it?


  • Do not pick a set of all odds or all even numbers. The odds of this happening are quite slim, so rather choose a combination of let us say 3 odds and 3 even numbers.
  • Repeating numbers. Try to look out for a number that was repeated in few lotto draws. Usually those numbers will affect your whole number selection.


Have you always been dreaming of the day when you become the next lucky lottery winner? Do not wait around for luck to find you, go ahead and play some Lotto.

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