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04 Apr 2020
This Proudly South African game is the only lottery in the country that gives you a chance to win a jackpot prize every day of the week.
Daily Lotto has become one of South Africa’s most popular lottery games. Over R224 million was paid out in 2019 which is a whopping amount considering Daily Lotto was only launched by Ithuba National Lottery in March 2019.
Daily Lotto is a new lottery game that was launched in South Africa in March 2019. What makes Daily Lotto different to the other lotteries in South Africa is a draw takes place every day of the week and the jackpot rolls down, as opposed to rolls over to the next draw.
You choose 5 numbers from 1 to 36 and win the Daily Lotto jackpot if you get 5 matched numbers. The cost of a single ticket is very affordable at R3 a bet slip and you can place multiple bets with 5 boards per bet slip.
The odds of winning are high at 7 to 1 but because the jackpot rolls down and not over and because the Daily Lotto is drawn every day, your chance of winning any cash prize increases. Daily Lotto is drawn every evening at 21h00 and you have 365 days to claim your prize money.
Sound simple? Yes, Daily Lotto really is that simple.
It’s really very simple to bet on Daily Lotto because you have a number of options where you can purchase a ticket and Ithuba National Lottery uses advanced digital technology to make the process as easy and as convenient as possible.
A player selects 5 numbers between 1 and 36 per board and there are 5 boards per bet slip. This can either be done manually or using the QuickPick option. QuickPick leaves it up to the lottery processing machine to generate numbers for a player on a random basis.
The complete bet slip is processed through a terminal at a lottery retail outlet or automatically online. The player is issued with a ticket that is a record of each number marked on the bet slip.
A system function to support the Participant in the DAILY LOTTO game wherein a set of numbers are selected on a random basis by the Lottery Processing System on behalf of the Participant. This can be requested directly from the Retailer or selected on the Participant’s bet slip
Here is an easy guide to help you understand how to play Daily Lotto in South Africa.
Daily Lotto was launched in South Africa by Ithuba National Lottery in 2019. Founded in 2020, the South African National Lottery is operated by Ithuba Holdings (Ithuba) and regulated by the National Lottery Commission. Ithuba National Lotter is a privately-owned enterprise in South Africa. It was founded by Zamani Equity Fund and is registered with Companies Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC).
Ithuba National Lottery was awarded the license in 2015 for the national lottery on the mandated proviso that income generated from the lottery games is used to fund charitable projects. An NGO or charity must be registered with Ithuba National Lottery to receive money from the organisation.
The first draw of Daily Lotto took place on Sunday 10 March 2019 at 21h00. Daily Lotto has been drawn every day since then and paid out R224 million in its first year.
For the Daily Lotto inaugural draw on 10 March 2019, there were Match 5 winners. The jackpot rolled down and 57 players shared R114 352 which meant each player won R2 006. To date, there are 8 successful lotteries in South Africa and Daily Lotto is fast turning into one of the favourite games.
Daily Lotto is regarded as one of the easiest lotteries to win cash prizes but not necessarily the big jackpot. This is because Daily Lotto is drawn every single day of the week and all the money raised for the jackpot must be won.
However, if you look at the overall jackpot-to-odds ratio, SA Lotto is the easiest lottery in the country to win. The SA Lotto does have lower odds but it has paid out some of the highest jackpot prizes in the country.
|Draw||Odds of winning the jackpot|
|Daily Lotto||– Draw daily at 21h00|
– 5/36 game
|1 in 7.6|
|– SA Lotto|
– SA Lotto Plus 1
– SA Lotto Plus 2
|– Draw Wednesday and Saturday at 21h00|
– 6/52 game
– The cost of each LOTTO board is R5 including VAT
– The cost of LOTTO PLUS 1 and PLUS 2 is an additional cost of R2.50 including VAT
– The 3 SA Lotto games are drawn consecutively
|1 in 20 358 520|
|– SA Powerball|
– SA Powerball Plus
|– Draw Tuesday and Friday at 21h00|
– 5/50 game
– The cost of each SA Powerball board is R5 including VAT
– The cost of playing Powerball Pluss is an additional R2.50 including VAT
|1 in 42 375 200 (5+1)|
Daily Lotto was launched in South Africa in 2019 to give players the opportunity to bet on and win prize money every day of the week. Draws take place every day and the daily prize money is guaranteed. The daily jackpot rolls down and not over, meaning the jackpot is paid out every day regardless of whether there is a jackpot winner with 5 matched numbers.
The other national lottery games in South Africa are drawn once or twice a week. There is no other lottery in South Africa that is drawn every day. That’s why Daily Lotto has already paid out millions of Rands even though it has just been launched. Seven days a week in South Africa, players stand the chance of winning prize money.
To win the Daily Lotto jackpot, your chosen numbers must match all 5 of the drawn numbers. The good news is that even if you don’t match all 5 numbers, you can still win a cash prize.
Daily Lotto pays out hundreds of thousands of Rands in prize money because the jackpot rolls down instead of rolling over like other lotteries. If there is no jackpot winner on the day, the bonanza prize is shared between any player that matches 4 numbers.
Based on payouts over the past 365 days, the average odds of winning any Daily Lotto prize are 1 in 7.6. The table below gives you an indication of the prize tiers, how much you could potentially win and the odds of winning based on the average Daily Lotto payouts over the past year.
|PRIZE DIVISION||NUMBERS MATCHED||ODDS OF WINNING*||% OF PRIZE POOL||AVE PRIZE|
|1||5||1 in 376 992||35.60%||R 255 668|
|2||4||1 in 2 432||8.20%||R 584|
|3||3||1 in 81||16.40%||R 20|
|4||2||1 in 8.40||38.80%||R 5|
Daily Lotto is a South African lottery and Players must be 18 years and older to play Daily Lotto.
Tickets may be bought in person at approved retailers, through participating banks in South Africa or may be bought online through The National Lottery website. The official lottery website and online banking apps ensures players can bet on Daily Lotto from anywhere in the world.
Banks that have partnered with The National Lottery to give you easy access to Daily Lotto from a banking app or ATM are FNB, Nedbank, ABSA and Standard Bank.
To register to play online on The National Lottery website, players must be residents of South Africa and have an official South African ID.
You can legally play Daily Lotto if you are a foreigner but your only option is to buy a lottery ticket at a lottery retail outlet. To bet online through the official Ithuba National Lottery website, you register for a free account and need to supply a valid South African identity number.
Bear in mind that prize money for South African lotteries is only paid into South African bank accounts. You are required to present proof that the bank account where the Daily Lotto prize money will be deposited is your own personal bank account. To have your winnings paid out, you need to have a valid passport and a valid entry visa.
The other option is to play Daily Lotto on an online lottery site such as Lottoland that places a bet on your behalf and guarantees to pay out any winnings. Prize winnings are paid directly into your online account which you transfer to your personal account.
5 matched numbers from a pool of 1 to 36.
The Daily Lotto jackpot is generated from a portion of the day’s ticket sales and if there is no jackpot winner, the cash prize is rolled down and shared by players with the next highest number of matches. This is different to other lottery jackpots such as Powerball that build up over the week and roll over if there is no winner.
Daily Lotto pays out after each draw and the jackpot is not reserved solely for a match of 5 numbers. A ticket holder with a match of 4 numbers can still walk away with a Daily Lotto cash prize. On the rare occurrence that there are no winners in the second prize division, the jackpot rolls down to the third prize division.
The exact amount you can win on a prize tier depends on how many players you have to share the jackpot winnings with on the day.
One reason Daily Lotto is so popular is because it’s so easy to play. The lottery game uses the latest digital technology to make it fast and convenient for players to place bets. This includes online betting and betting using a banking app and ATM.
The easiest way to bet on Daily Lotto is to use Ithuba’s website. Once you’ve selected Daily Lotto as the game you want to play, deposit the price of a ticket into your personal lottery wallet and use the online dashboard to select the numbers you wish to play.
Betting online means you never lose your tickets and you can play from anywhere in South Africa, and the world for that matter.
Going one step further, Ithuba has partnered with the leading banks in South Africa to give its Daily Lotto players easy access to the game. You can access the Daily Lotto from the banking app and transfer funds electronically from your bank account. South African banks that have partnered with Ithuba include FNB, Absa, Nedbank and Standard Bank.
Daily Lotto draws take place every evening at 21h00 and as long as you place your bet 30 minutes before the draw time, you are ‘in it to win it’.
Daily Lotto is drawn every evening in South Africa at 21h00 South Africa Standard Time (SAST).
You can buy a Daily Lotto ticket online and at a retail outlet up to 20h30.
The only day of the year that Daily Lotto is not drawn is 25 December (Christmas Day).
As at March 2020
The minimum bet for a Daily Lotto ticket is R3.
You can bet up to 10 consecutive draws in advance by marking the relevant box in the Multi-Draw section on the betting slip.
The maximum you can play per betting slip is R150. You can play multiple betting slips in the same draw.
The average daily jackpot winnings is R100 000 but the bonanza jackpot differs each day because it depends on player participation and revenue generated in ticket sales.
In 2019, one lucky Daily Lotto player won R413 363. This gives you an idea of just how much money you could win if you correctly match all 5 numbers on the Daily Lotto draw.
Lottery winnings are not taxed in South Africa. The only exception is if you are a professional gambler and it is treated as personal income.
Any prize money paid out to you when you bet and win on Daily Lotto is paid out to you in full (100%). National Lottery winnings are regarded as capital earnings in South Africa and are not included in an individual’s taxable income.
A player has 365 days from the date of the winning draw to claim his or her cash prize.
Daily Lotto is unique because the jackpot does not rollover to the next draw, it rolls down to players that matched fewer numbers. This is because all the Daily Lotto prize money must be one on the day of the draw.
If no-one matches all 5 numbers to win the jackpot, the cash prize rolls down to the second prize tier and is shared by all players that match 4 numbers.
If for some wild reason, there are no players in the second tier (4 matched numbers), the Daily Lotto rolls down further to the third tier and is shared by players that matched 3 numbers.
The Daily Lotto only stops rolling down if there are no prize winners in the fourth tier which is the lowest tier. In this case, the money is added to the jackpot draw that takes place the next day.
Daily Lotto generates money for the cash prizes from the number of tickets sold for a draw. The value of the cash prizes paid out depends on how many tickets are sold on that day and how many winners there are. The prize pool is generated from 50% of the money spent on tickets for each draw.
Remember, the Daily Lotto jackpot rolls down and not over so prize winnings are shared between winning players in the second prize division if there is no jackpot winner in the first prize division.
Ithuba National Lottery is a privately-owned company is South Africa that was awarded the third license to operate the national. Ithuba National Lottery is mandated to raise money from revenue generated through its gambling operations for charitable causes.
Daily Lotto is one of South Africa’s most popular lottery games. The 5/36 game is drawn every day of the week at 21h00 and you have until 20h30 to place a bet. The odds of winning Daily Lotto are high at 1 in 7.6.
To win the Daily Lotto jackpot, you need 5 matched numbers. There are 4 prize divisions which increases your chance of winning any cash prizes on the Daily Lotto.
Daily Lotto is very easy to play and you can buy tickets from a lottery retail store, online on the Ithuba National Lottery website or using a banking app or ATM. The leading banks of South Africa have partnered with Ithuba to give players easy online access to the lottery game.
The best thing about Daily Lotto that makes it different from any other lottery in South Africa is the jackpot prize money rolls down to the next prize division, rather than rolling over to the next draw.
If there is no jackpot winner in the 1st prize division, it rolls down and is shared among winners in the 2nd prize division. On the very rare chance there are no winners across the 4 prize divisions, the jackpot is rolled over to the next day’s draw.
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