South Africa Raffle

South Africa Raffle

The South Africa National Lottery Raffle is an exciting game which gives away a guaranteed number of prizes in each draw. As well as being able to win fantastic cash rewards, players may have the opportunity to pick up something a bit different, such as a luxury car.

The South Africa Raffle takes place at least once a year. The exact dates are announced around 60 days in advance. The most recent draw - Raffle 5 – was held on 10th January 2020.

Numbers from Previous Draws

Draw Date Winning Numbers Draw Detail
Friday 10th January 2020 There were 2,345 raffle numbers in this draw View More Info About This Draw
Saturday 29th December 2018 There were 58 raffle numbers in this draw View More Info About This Draw
Saturday 30th December 2017 There were 1,476 raffle numbers in this draw View More Info About This Draw
Saturday 27th May 2017 There were 1,542 raffle numbers in this draw View More Info About This Draw
Friday 30th December 2016 There were 1,560 raffle numbers in this draw View More Info About This Draw

How to Play

South Africa Raffle tickets can cost R20, R25 or R50 each, depending on the draw, and are available to buy online or from any authorised South Africa National Lottery retailers, as well as RA Cellular and A2Pay channels. Tickets for the 2019 draw cost R50 each and 500,000 went on sale.

Players, who must be over the age of 18 to take part, are able to purchase as many entries as they would like, but Raffle ticket sales will close once the final ticket has been sold as there are only a limited number. Should any tickets remain unsold, sales will close half an hour prior to the draw being made.

When players buy a ticket, they are presented with a unique raffle code. On the night of the draw, a predetermined number of codes are randomly selected, and anyone who has a matching ticket will win the corresponding prize.

How to Claim Prizes

Players can check to see if they have won a prize after a draw has taken place, either by looking at the results online or by going to an authorised retailer and having their ticket scanned.

Anyone who wins a prize of up to R2,000 can claim their money from a National Lottery retailer. Prizes of between R2,000 and R 50,000 can be claimed from Post Offices or authorised National Lottery payment centres. Larger prizes and non-cash rewards such as cars must be claimed from one of the National Lottery's regional offices.

Players have one year from the date of a raffle in which to claim any prize.


The South Africa Raffle was launched in November 2016, with the first draw taking place on Friday 30th December. The draw offered 1,560 players the chance to win prizes ranging from R1,000 to one of 15 state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolets.

The second South Africa Raffle was held on Saturday 27th May 2017 and gave away 1,542 cash prizes. The top prize was R1 million and 12 lucky winners were guaranteed. The other rewards ranged from R1,000 to R100,000.

The third Raffle draw took place on Saturday 30th December 2017, with 1,475 winning codes being drawn. Prizes ranged from R2,500 for the third tier prize, up to the top prize of a Mini Cooper Convertible for 25 lucky winners.

The fourth Raffle draw, 'Home Sweet Home', was held on Saturday 29th December 2018. It offered a top prize of R2 million to six winners to buy a new home, and cash prizes totalling R500,000.

The 2019 Raffle was launched on 20th October and the draw took place on 10th January 2020. Ten winners of the top prize received a Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet, while another 2,335 players picked up cash prizes worth a combined R4.7 million.

The number of prizes and the amounts that can be won varies from draw to draw. The odds of winning can also change, depending on how many raffle tickets are sold.

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