What can I expect to win?
Using data from all of the past Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 draw results, we’ve estimated the amount that you can expect to win when you match 2 plus the Bonus (according to new rules) or more numbers on the Lotto Plus 1 draw. These amounts are averages, so bear in mind that actual payouts can vary.
Lotto Plus 1 & Lotto Plus 2 payouts
Lotto Plus 1 offers players who enter the main Lotto draw a second chance of winning a prize. So if you entered the Lotto game but didn't win, Lotto Plus 1 introduces a second set of numbers that are revealed shortly after the main Lotto draw. However, after the rule changes that took place on May 22, 2016, the Lotto Plus 1 jackpot will now keep rolling over until someone wins the big prize.
The rule changes in May 2016 also mean that players can now use a Quick Pick option to play Lotto Plus 1. This is a faster way of filling out a play slip with random numbers, instead of picking them manually.
The cost of entering Lotto Plus 1 is just R 2.50, which does mean that the prize pool tends to be smaller than the main Lotto draw, but it’s not unusual for the jackpot to hit R 2,000,000+. The odds of winning Lotto Plus 1, and the share of the prize pool that is put aside for each combination of numbers matched, are as follows:
Since July 30, 2017, players can now choose to take part in the new Lotto Plus 2 game. This means Lotto Plus 2 participants now have a third chance of hitting the jackpot. Choosing to play Lotto Plus 2 will cost you an extra R 2.50, which will bring the total cost of your ticket for one line - with all three games played - to R 10. The Lotto Plus 2 draw will take place after the Lotto Plus 1 draw. The game format is the same: seven balls are drawn from a pool of balls ranging from 1 to 52.
Despite having a smaller prize pool than the original Lotto game (on average just over R 4,000,000 per draw compared to Lotto’s R 15,000,000), the Lotto Plus 1 draw creates an extra 13,000 winners every draw. So, for just R 2.50 extra, you’re increasing your chances of winning something, and now with the new Lotto Plus 2, those chances grow even higher.Playing the Lotto game, the Lotto Plus 1 or Lotto Plus 2 each player has a 1 in 38 chance of winning a prize.
Like Lotto, 45% of all Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 ticket sales go towards prizes, while the rest goes to a variety of national charities and good causes.