South Africa Powerball

In South Africa's Powerball game, players must pick five main numbers from 1 to 50 and a single Powerball number from 1 to 20. To win a multimillion-rand jackpot, a player must match all five main numbers and the Powerball number drawn in the game. There are nine prize tiers in total, including a fixed prize of R10 for matching just the Powerball alone.

Draws are held twice a week in Johannesburg on Tuesday and Friday evenings. Players have 365 days from the date of the draw to claim any prizes won. Out of any unclaimed prize money, 50 percent is allocated to the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) to support good causes in South Africa.

This South Africa Powerball data includes all draws up to and including Tuesday 24th May 2022. The last South Africa Powerball draw number was 1,304.

Prize Draw Information

Last Jackpot

The last jackpot drawn on Tuesday 24th May 2022 for South Africa Powerball was R4.3 Million

The next estimated South Africa Powerball jackpot is R10 Million
which will be drawn on Friday 27th May 2022

South Africa Powerball

South Africa Powerball Numbers (Last 10 Draws)

Draw Date Winning Numbers Draw Detail
Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • 7
  • 16
  • 21
  • 22
  • 32
  • 12
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Friday 20th May 2022
  • 2
  • 14
  • 19
  • 24
  • 39
  • 9
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Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • 15
  • 24
  • 32
  • 35
  • 46
  • 11
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Friday 13th May 2022
  • 9
  • 14
  • 15
  • 35
  • 49
  • 13
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Tuesday 10th May 2022
  • 22
  • 38
  • 42
  • 48
  • 49
  • 16
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Friday 6th May 2022
  • 4
  • 14
  • 30
  • 34
  • 38
  • 14
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Tuesday 3rd May 2022
  • 24
  • 26
  • 35
  • 39
  • 44
  • 20
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Friday 29th April 2022
  • 5
  • 10
  • 25
  • 34
  • 50
  • 16
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Tuesday 26th April 2022
  • 2
  • 20
  • 38
  • 43
  • 46
  • 9
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Friday 22nd April 2022
  • 13
  • 20
  • 30
  • 38
  • 42
  • 9
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South Africa Powerball Odds & Prize Draw Breakdown

Lottery Odds

Players must pick five balls from 1 to 50 and one Powerball from 1 to 20.

Match Odds of Winning
5 Main Numbers + Powerball (Jackpot) 1 in 42,375,200
5 Main Numbers 1 in 2,230,274
4 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 188,334
4 Main Numbers 1 in 9,912
3 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 4,280
3 Main Numbers 1 in 225
2 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 299
1 Main Numbers + Powerball 1 in 57
Powerball 1 in 35

Overall odds of winning any South Africa Powerball prize are 1 in 18.
View the FAQs for an explanation of how overall odds of winning are calculated.

South Africa Powerball Draw Details

South Africa Powerball is drawn on the following days
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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South Africa Powerball History

The first South Africa Powerball draw was held on Friday 23rd October 2009, nine years after the establishment of the country’s own National Lottery. The game was launched to increase the funds contributed to good causes. Approximately 27 percent of all South African Powerball ticket sales are donated to the NLDTF.

Since June 2015, the game has been run by Ithuba Holdings, who replaced Gidani as the operators of the South African National Lottery. In November 2015, an extra prize tier for matching just the Powerball was added to the game, reducing the overall odds of winning a reward. The price of a ticket increased from R3.50 to R5.00.

Further changes to the game were made in June 2018, when the pool of main numbers to choose from increased from 45 to 50. The pool of Powerball numbers remained unchanged at 20.

The huge prizes offered by South Africa Powerball have made it extremely popular among lottery players. The largest recorded Powerball prize was won by a player from Ekurhuleni on Friday 3rd August 2011 and was worth R145 million.


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