Since the first PowerBall draw on Friday, October 23, 2009, PowerBall has handed out the biggest lottery jackpots in South African lottery history, beating the older Lotto and Lotto Plus lotteries. So, it’s no surprise that after the PowerBall draws on Tuesday and Friday nights, millions of hopeful PowerBall winners check their tickets against the drawn numbers in the hope that they’re the next PowerBall millionaire. And with such a high average jackpot amount we think it should be known as the millionaire maker!
On November 28, 2015, a number of changes were introduced to the PowerBall game; including the launch of a new PowerBall Plus game. The chances of winning were massively improved with the addition of a ninth prize tier, which saw the odds of winning a prize reduced from 1 in 34 to 1 in 18. The cost of a PowerBall ticket rose to R 5, but the game has only grown in popularity with 40% larger jackpots since the changes.