The Lottery is a consumer good that experiences bigger popularity and growth throughout the world every year.

From a rational point of view, there is a favorable argument for the illusion that every lottery player experiences, when they risk a small sum of money against the opportunity to get a big prize.

In the case of South Africa, and despite the fact that this industry is still very young, it is perhaps the geographical area that grew the most, despite the changes in  administrative authorizations in the official concession for this game.

The lottery, in general, is one of the most widespread and popular forms of gambling. Studies on the subject show that seven out of ten people play the South African lottery on a regular basis.

The arrival of the internet and the effective use of social networks play an important role in the growth in the sale of lottery tickets online.

The popularity of the South African Powerball

Very similar in characteristics to the US Powerball, the South African Powerball is drawn twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

In its beginnings, this game consisted of 45 boxes numbered from 1 to 45 respectively for the main numbers, and a second quadrant for the “powerball” number, which consisted of 20 boxes numbered from 1 to 20. The player had to choose 5 main numbers plus one for the powerball.

Five years later, in 2015, the number of boxes for the main selection was expanded, from 45 to 50, and in this way a new prize category was created, giving the option to those players who only hit the powerball number.

Currently, there are nine award categories. Award categories from the first to the seventh, spread a percentage of the prize fund, while categories eight and nine have assigned a fixed prize (R15 for the eighth category, and R10 for the ninth category).

There is no guaranteed minimum amount assigned for the first category (except in cases of special draws) although in general, ordinary draws usually start with a prize value of R3 million (about € 162,750). This amount accumulates without limit in every draw in case there is no winner in that category.

Powerball US vs South Africa Powerball

There are similar points between both lotteries, both are based on a similar system of game form and distribution of prize categories.

What differentiates them is basically the volume of money that each one of them moves and the jackpots that they generate.

Whereas in the South Africa Powerball, the largest jackpot reached so far was R102,016,595 (about 5.5 million euros), which by the way, wasn’t even  claimed, the Powerball US has a guaranteed minimum prize for the first category of US $ 40 million.

In Powerball US, the biggest jackpot to date has reached an incredible $ 1.586 billion.

How to play online from South Africa and its advantages

Anyone within the legal age, and with a simple internet connection can play Powerball online.

It is necessary to open a user account on an online platform and that  strictly complies with the necessary security measures to maintain the confidentiality of the user’s personal data.

Likewise,  all transactions are kept encrypted under encryption methods that guarantee their integrity.

Once the user account is opened, you simply have to choose the lottery you want to play (individually, a single lottery, in a club or group, or a combo that includes several different lottery draws).

Each online lottery platform will offer different payment methods to facilitate the purchase of tickets or bets.

Having a registered user account in a lottery platform offers multiple advantages compared to physical purchases.

  • The convenience of placing your bets, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. No travel, no queues, no closing times.
  • Play South Africa Powerball, from anywhere on the planet, with a simple internet connection and through any means, telephone mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.
  • Loss or deterioration of tickets are avoided.
  • Be informed promptly of jackpots and extraordinary draws.
  • Receive the amounts of prizes won immediately in the user account.

How to enjoy a great lottery prize in Africa

Africa is a continent of contrast, as some countries have been plunged into development and with great future prospects, along with other countries that are already at the forefront.

As a whole, it is a continent with unknown corners, not only for many of its inhabitants but for the vast majority of people who live in other parts of the world.

Any winner of a lottery grand prize in the mood for something exotic would be delighted to be able to visit and travel the continent from north to south and get to know something about each of its 54 countries.

Visit Tanzania to climb  Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain on the continent with its constant snow-covered peak, relax on the islands of the Bazaruto archipelago in Mozambique, or visit the great Fish River Canyon in Namibia.

If you are a big fan of the Star Wars films saga, you can’t miss paying a visit to the Tunisian desert, the Tozeur area and the Chott el Jerid, the Salt Lake, which served as the natural setting for scenes from the saga.

From there, travel to Senegal to enjoy the beauty of the Pink Lake, well known for the pink tone of its waters.

If you are a nature lover, you should not miss out on visiting the Virunga Mountains, between Rwanda, Congo and Uganda, where the famous mountain gorillas live.

Victoria Falls, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world and which forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Another spectacle, although made by man are the pyramids of Giza in Egypt or travel to Ethiopia to visit the famous “Lalibela” church carved directly into the rock.

And if you still have the strength and are willing to spend a little money, go to Cape Town in South Africa, the tourist destination par excellence.

Visit the Muslim neighborhood of Bo Kaap, very famous for its colorful houses, and while we’re on the subject of colors,  you could visit Muizenberg and its multi-colored cabins, the cradle of surfing in South Africa.

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