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R130,000,000 JACKPOT

499,231 Winners

What is the Greece Powerball

The Greece Powerball also known as the Greece Joker is quick and easy to pick up and really fun to play. You will first have to pick 5 main numbers from a range of 1-45 and then you have to pick one extra number from a separate set from a range of 1-20. Get the total 6 numbers correct to win the jackpot. The Drawing is held on Thursday and Saturday at 22:00 local time. There is a total of eight prize divisions.

It started in 1997. If you are interested in playing the Greece Powerball, you can do so without being a visitor or resident of Greece.

You are going to have to create an online account to be able to play. You must be at least 18 years old to play the Greece Powerball. If you guess all 6 numbers correctly you will be notified through email if you are a winner and your numbers will be safely stored on the system.

The first Greece Powerball draw took place on the 16th of November 1997 and it has made over 600 people millionaires.

Greece Powerball information
Guess Range
GreeceThursday 22:00 PM Local time
1-45 +1-20
Sunday 22:00 PM Local time

Prize pool Categories

Main Draw
Prize tier
Odds of winning
2 numbers
1 in 53
2 numbers + Bonus number
1 in 247
3 numbers
1 in 164
3 numbers + Bonus number
1 in 3,132
4 numbers
1 in 6,430
4 numbers + Bonus number
1 in 122,175
5 numbers
3.85% of ticket sales
1 in 1,286,062
5 numbers + Bonus number
Jackpot (24.9% of ticket sales)
1 in 24,435,180
Your overall odds of winning the Greece Powerball Prize is 1 in 34.1
How to play the Greece Powerball

If you are stay in South Africa, you will easily be able to participate in the Greece Powerball with the rest of the world.

The jackpots are as high as €19 million and it usually costs about $1.20 per line to play depending where you play online.

The lotto jackpot will roll over until the jackpot is won. It is split up in divisions for example division one is getting all 5 numbers correct plus the extra number and division 2 is if you have guessed 5 numbers correctly and division 3 is where you guess 4 number plus the Powerball number correct etc.

Step by step guide on how to play the Greece Powerball

The Greece Powerball also known as the Greek Joker was found in 1997. The sole purpose of this was to fulfill the old Greek game lotto since this was the only game that made people hopeful and until today it is the most popular game that is preferred by many players.

The Greece Powerball has already reached its highest jackpot in 2020. The most recent jackpot winner was in 23 January 2020 and won an amount of €1.3 million. The Jackpot has reached an amount of €5,000,000 on 20 February 2020 and its one of the highest jackpot amounts in 2020.

The Greek organization of Football Prognostics S.A (OPAP) has distributed more than €25,3 million in 2019 in total winnings to 14 jackpot winners.

One of the latest draws on the 5th of March 2020 produced no winners in division one and the jackpot will roll over to the next amount. There were however 3 winners in division 2 that won an amount of €24,272,98 and 43 players that won in division 3 who all won an amount of €2,500 and then division 8 had 79447 winners and only won €1,50 each.

The rest of the unmentioned division statistics is mentioned in the table for the 5th of March 2020
Division 4
655 winners recorded
Division 5
1208 winners recorded
Division 6
22298 winners recorded
Division 7
16729 winners recorded
Comparison table
This comparison table will be consisting of a comparison between international lotteries and some of their main key features of each lotto.
United states EuropeGreece PowerballSouth AfricaItaly SpainUnited Kingdom
Price for ticket

Odds of winning
The jackpot
1 in 302,575,350
1 in 139,838,160
1 in 24,435,180
1 in 20,358,520
1 in 622,614,630
1 in 31,625,100
1 in 45,057,474
Draw days
Wednesday, Saturday
Tuesdays, Fridays
Thursday, Sunday
Wednesday, Saturday
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Number drawn the most amount of times
When did it start
Starting Jackpot
£2,500,000 / £5,000,000
Tips when playing the Greece Powerball

Joining a syndicate

Syndicates have a prize win rate of 20 percent. It is basically a group of friends and family coming together and playing together and in doing so increasing their chances of winning. Although the money is going to be split between the players it is important to think about a higher chance of winning something versus a lower chance of winning nothing at all.

Picking random numbers

This won’t make any impact on your chances of winning although its better to go with random numbers than to use hot or cold numbers depending on your preference.

Trying More Often

If you are really down in increasing your chances maybe consider playing more often, the more you play the more your chances of winning increases. For example, if you only try once and you fail don’t stop there. The lotto is all about luck and you need to try your luck in order to win a prize.

Worldwide Lotteries
Playing in another country should definitely be something you thought about and If it’s not it’s definitely something that you should highly consider. One reason why you should consider it is because of the exchange rate between Greece and South Africa as €1 equals over R17. Another thing to consider is that your odds of winning might be slightly higher or could be lower. According to statistics winning the jackpot in the Greece Powerball has odds of 1 in 24,435,180 and winning the jackpot in South Africa has odds of 1 in 20,358,520 but when you compare the starting prize of the jackpot in Greece which is €600,000 and in South Africa it is R1,000,000. That is a difference of R9 711 748,53 so you might want to choose between your odds or the cash prize difference.
Why the Greece Powerball is so popular

Considering the other international lotteries, the odds of winning the jackpot in the Greece Powerball are in your favor. With odds of 1 in 24,435,180 compared to other lotteries like the UK with odds of 1 in 45,057,474 and Italy that has odds of 1 in 622,614,630. Odds of winning is definitely a big factor to consider when playing international lotteries. Also keep the jackpot prizes in mind depending on how big the odd difference is.

The other reason why it’s so popular is that there are no jackpot limits in the Greece Powerball. This means that the jackpot can reach an unimaginably high amount and If you are too busy to play in the weekdays you can always try on the weekends because of the draw taking place on Sunday. The biggest prizes in the last recent years of the Greece Powerball are more than €19.2 million and the last exceeded the €18.2 million.

You might also wonder where does the rest of the money for the ticket sales go. About 53 percent of it is used to fund a lot of projects by the OPAP company in charge of the Greece Powerball. They fund projects like Children’s hospitals the Paralympic Committee and even sport academies.

Common myths about Powerball
All you need to win the Greece Powerball is good fortune. There are many tricks and tips that you will spot online but almost all of them are just myths so here we list a few common myths.
predicting winning numbers
If it was easy to predict the numbers all of us would be multi-millionaires. This is why lotto is difficult because it is a guessing game. You cannot predict the numbers it is impossible.
Hot and Cold numbers
Most Lotto players believe that numbers that are drawn more frequently are numbers that will keep on appearing this is called hot numbers. Numbers that are drawn the least amount of times are called cold numbers. There are 2 ways to look at it. You can either believe that the cold numbers will keep on staying cold or that and that hot numbers will stay hot or you can believe that the cold numbers will turn hot because of them being used the least amount of times. With all of this being said there is no such things as lucky or unlucky numbers all numbers have the same amount of odds to being chosen.
Here are the latest statistics of the lucky numbers
Most common number
Second most common number
Third most common number
US powerball
US MegaMillions
Irish Lotto
Greece Powerball
SA lotto

Betting on the same numbers will make you win eventually

Almost all humans are creatures of habit and using the same number combinations for each draw is completely pointless. It won’t improve your chances at all rather stick to random numbers and guess your way through.

Combination patterns

A lot of players do believe there is a pattern in the number combinations and if you study the previous results you will see it. This is a myth if a lottery company would use a pattern it would anyway be uncrack able if they by hypothetically used one. But they don’t and its completely random. Lottery companies could never risk creating a pattern enabling players in to figuring out how to win millions of dollars.

The fewer people that bet the better your chances

This is completely false the combination will still be random. However, if more players play it increases the chances of the Powerball being won but not the chances of a person winning it. The less players that play the better your winnings are because you will not have to share in case someone won in the same division as you.

Odds are better if the payout is smaller

Doesn’t matter how big or small the payout is your chances of winning will stay exactly the same. Try and enjoy some of your luck if you really want to win and rely on luck rather than tips and tricks. Try purchasing more tickets to increase your chances. Use the quick pick option and it will generate random numbers for you that you can use. Your chances of winning will stay the same but at least you will have some fun doing it.

Greece Powerball(Greek joker) Number Generator

Odds of winning

The majority of the Greece Powerball prizes are in fact fixed amounts except for the first 2 top divisions they work on a pari-mutuel basis. This means you will get a percentage of the ticket revenue from how many they made on the ticket sales and then money will then be split equally between the winners. If no winners are selected In both of these divisions then the prize pool will roll over to the next draw. The jackpot will start at €600,000.

We anticipate that about 18,49 percent of the ticket sales revenue will be used to pay in the lower 6 divisions it will obviously be affected depending on the total amount of winners per division.

Any prize won over €100 are subjected to a 15 percent tax rate and any amount over €500 will be 20 percent tax. You as a South African may also be charged these taxes if you play the Greece Powerball online.

Odds of winning any cash prize

Overall odds
Greece Powerball
1 in 34.1
SA Lotto
1 in 96
SA Powerball
1 in 36
Spanish Lotto
1 in 10
UK Lotto
1 in 9,3
Austrian Lotto
1 in 12
EuroMillions 1 in 13

If you live in South Africa and won a lottery prize remember there can be tax involved depending in which country you play. There is no tax on lottery prizes won in South Africa. Money won in a lottery is considered capital in nature and will exempt from income tax. No tax will be payable doesn’t matter how big the cash reward is. Of course there will be an obvious exception meaning that if your primary income comes from gambling professionally then income tax will be deducted. To avoid being charged unnecessary you should notify the South African Revenue services of any prize won even if it’s not your main source of income.

If you share your winnings with friends or family you may be subjected to a donations tax. You can donate up to R100 000 tax free donations per year and any amount above this will be taxed at 20 percent. For example if you won R500 000 in 2019 and only give R90 000 for a friend that year then you will not be taxed. If however you give them R150 000 you will be taxed at 20 percent over the amount limit of R100 000 which will be 20% of R50 000 and will be the donors responsibility to pay the tax and fill in the IT144 form before the month ends.

If you are running a syndicate, then this could affect the distribution of the winnings to the other members of the syndicate. This is because a syndicate is an agreement outside of the National Lottery. This will mean that the person responsible for the tax will be the named ticket holder. Meaning that if each of the syndicate members receive more than R100 000 for that year then the named ticket holder will be responsible for the tax.

If you are not a South African resident but you donate money to one you will be exempt from donations tax and neither party would have to pay. If you play international lotteries from South Africa the tax laws of that country may come to affect when your winnings are received. For example the US government has a 25 percent federal tax on any prize above $5,000.01 for the Mega Millions.

It is important to consult a financial advisor before claiming your winnings so you know how much money was takes for tax.

Who can play the Greece Powerball
The rules of the game were always very selective and only citizens of Greece could play or if you were a tourist visiting their beautiful landscapes. Everything changed and you can now purchase a ticket to play from anywhere around the world and you do not even have to leave your home since you can play and view the results online. The only restriction is that you have to be above the age of 18 to play. Even if you agree to such terms and you are underage you will still need to provide legal identification according to the law if you are a winner of a prize.
Interesting statistics

The number range of the Greece Joker is between 7 and 44 that will make the avarage range 25.5. 9 times of the range the Greece Joker numbers were 36.

The sum of the Greece joker digits is between 18 and 50 that will make the average of 34.

2 consecutive numbers have been drawn 41 times and then 3 consecutive numbers came out 2 times. The occurrence of draws came out that the most draws in a row that did contain consecutive numbers were 4 draws and the most draws that didn’t contain any consecutive numbers were 10

Lottery scams

There are many ways that you can get scammed in the Greece Powerball and people get scammed everyday so we listed a few things that you can look out for to try and help you as best as we can to avoid these scams.

Scammer can reach out to you in many different ways in the list below there is a few platforms listed that scammers can use to reach out to you.


Having no extra financial cost this is one of the most common methods


Try not to answer any calls and if you answer one and someone states that you won a prize and you didn’t even play the Powerball or lotto then immediately cut off communication.


This is a method all scammers use. They will say things like that your number was selected in a lucky draw or that you are a lucky winner.


look out for letters in the post even if they look professional they might even contain a professional looking logo.

Social Media:

They also make use of social media saying things like your Facebook profile has been entered in a lucky draw and won.

These tips should help spot a Lottery Scam

Is the reference realistic

Check if the reference used is relevant to the Lottery. For example you cannot win the lottery in French if you only played the Greece Powerball so remember to always check for relevance.

Date when you entered the lottery

If you didn’t play then you cannot win it’s that simple.

Are you being asked for a payment

There is no such thing as a handling or holding fee. This means that a Lottery company should never ask you money before they pay your winnings to you. You should never make any payment to a lottery company unless you are buying your ticket.

Are you being asked to keep it confidential

There is no reason why any lottery company will prevent you from telling your family or friends that you won the lottery. It even helps them because you might just inspire a few other players to try their luck in the Powerball or lotto. If someone tells you to keep your prize a secret it’s probably because they want to keep themselves safe and unfound for as long as possible

Are you pressured to respond

Every Powerball or lotto will give you a certain amount of time to claim your money but its usually a long time. Some lotteries even give you until a year to collect your prize money

Does the message look professional

Scammers obviously work on this aspect and more and more of the mails and messages you receive will look professional but its better not to respond rather go to the official website and follow the directions on how to claim your prize. They could just extract personal or financial information if you respond.

Do they know your name

You should always receive a notification with your name on not just “dear winner”. Unless you played online in that case you will receive a genuine email. Just for safety also go on the main website to claim your prize.

Take a look at the email address

Have a quick look at who sent you the email. Was it from a registered genuine lottery account or was it from a Gmail or Hotmail account. You will never receive a message from a Gmail account if you won an actual Powerball or lottery.

The golden rules to avoiding scams

Never make a payment

Don’t ever make a payment to someone. There is no such thing as a holding fee that you have to pay to receive your winnings. You won fair and square right? Why would you have to pay to receive your winnings.


Scammers will always randomly select people by cellphone number, Email and social media. You have to ask yourself that did you even participate. You cannot possibly win anything if you didn’t participate in any Powerball or lottery. Did you buy tickets?

Claim direct

Rather claim directly by the official Powerball or lottery website. There is a small fine print located on your ticket that should show you the claims process and as stated above you can even view it online. Always claim the official way don’t just go along with someone else’s preferred method or their way. Use the right way and you won’t ever be scammed.

Scams can sometimes be really hard to spot but if you read through these guidelines and golden rules you will avoid it.
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The Greece Powerball not an easy game to win. It’s a guessing game and the odds are never in your favor. You can only hope for the best and guess random numbers. Always be aware and lookout for any possible scams and report them. You might just be lucky and be the next South African Multi-Millionaire.
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