The South Africa Daily Lotto is a brand-new lottery game that guarantees a jackpot for every draw. Best of all, you can play it every day, and you can easily buy tickets from authorised retailers or online.
The Daily Lotto draws take place every night at 21:00, every single day except Christmas Day. All you have to do to be in with a chance to win is buy your tickets by 20:30 on the day of the draw. You can check the previous night’s winning numbers and prize breakdown right here.
Playing the Daily Lotto couldn’t be any easier. Simply select 5 numbers between 1 and 36. You have the option of choosing your own numbers or opting for the Quick Pick random selection. Tickets cost just R3 per board to play and there are five boards per play slip, so you can play one board or five – or as many as you like!
The Daily Lotto also has a Multi-Draw option that allows you to enter your numbers into as many as 10 draws in a row. Multi-Draw can also be played online, at participating retailers or through Ithuba’s National Lottery app.
Like all lottery games, the winning numbers are drawn each night with the help of a Random Number Generator. There’s one steadfast rule for this game and that is that a jackpot must be given away every day.
The new Daily Lotto SA game isn’t related to the national Lotto, so you can take part in the Daily draws without having to play other games. The whole idea is that prize money is always won, with no chance for rollovers.
What can I expect to win?
Match the numbers you select to the randomly drawn winning numbers, and you win prizes with the South African Daily Lotto. Unlike other games in South Africa, all the prize money has got to be won in each and every draw. That means there’s a big chance you could land your share of the jackpot without the need to match all the numbers.
With the Daily Lotto game, you can win prize money by matching two, three, four or all five of the numbers drawn. This lottery doesn’t have fixed prizes. Rather, the value of the cash award depends on how many tickets are sold for a draw and how many winners there are.
From every R3 spent on a ticket, 50% of that revenue is ploughed into the prize pool. A portion of the pot is then allocated to the four different prize divisions, with the cash split between winners in each division.
All Daily Lotto prizes are pari-mutuel, so there are no fixed payouts. Occasionally, a guaranteed jackpot may be applied, but this will always be announced via official channels.
Chances of winning
So, how much can you win with the Daily Lotto and just what are your chances of winning? Here’s a look at the prize divisions when the jackpot is won:
For the South African Daily Lotto, there are overall odds of 1 in 7.6 of winning a prize.This lottery game does not have rollovers. That means if nobody matches all 5 balls in a draw, the top prize rolls down to the next tier.
So, if nobody matches 5 balls in a draw, the jackpot rolls down to the next level, where your odds of winning 43.80% of the lottery prize pool for matching 4 numbers is 1 in 2,432 and down it goes through the tiers.
So, if a particular evening’s draw has no Match 4 winners, the prize pool percentage allocated to the division rolls down to the Match 3 category and so on. Should there be no Match 2 winners, and this is extremely unlikely, only then will the money be added to the pot for the next day’s draw.
Winning the Daily Lotto jackpot
Matching all 5 numbers drawn on a particular day means you’ve won the jackpot. If there’s more than one winner, you share the prize pool.
If you’re a lucky winner, in any of the tiers, you have 365 days to claim your winnings. Cash winnings of R2,000 or less may be claimed from any of the licensed lottery retailers around the country. If you win between R2,000 and R50,000, you will have to visit a South African post office to claim your prize. If you’re lucky enough to scoop anything over R50,000, you’ll need to make a trip to one of the Ithuba regional offices to claim your winnings.
You will find the Daily Lotto results right here!
The Daily Lotto is still brand-new on the South African market, with the first draw taking place on Sunday 10 March 2019. The game came about as a decision by Ithuba, the country’s National Lottery company, to introduce an all-new lottery game where top prizes have to be won every day, in every single Daily Lotto draw. There weren’t any Match 5 winners in the Daily Lotto’s very first draw, but 57 lucky players who matched four numbers each walked away with R2,006.