How to Play Lotto Plus 1

Lotto Plus 1 draws take place twice a week on a Wednesday and Saturday night and follow the main Lotto draw. The supplementary game offers entrants a second chance to win amazing prizes using their chosen Lotto numbers.

To win the jackpot, a player must correctly match all six main numbers chosen from a pool of 52. After the main numbers are drawn, an additional number known as the ‘Bonus Ball’ is randomly selected and increases the value of any prize won by players correctly matching two, three, four or five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball.

Lotto Plus 1 costs an additional R2.50 per line and must be played alongside the main Lotto game. Full prize breakdowns are available online soon after the draw. There are eight prize tiers in Lotto Plus 1 which can be found below:

Division Match Percentage of Prize Pool Odds of Winning
1st 6 53% 1 in 20,358,520
2nd 5 + Bonus Ball 8.1% 1 in 3,393,087
3rd 5 5.4% 1 in 75,402
4th 4 + Bonus Ball 6.7% 1 in 30,161
5th 4 13.4% 1 in 1,371
6th 3 + Bonus Ball 13.4% 1 in 1 in 1,028
7th 3 Fixed R25 1 in 72
8th 2 + Bonus Ball Fixed R15 1 in 96

The overall odds of winning a Lotto Plus 1 prize are 1 in 38.

The Lotto Plus 1 jackpot starts at around R1 million and will roll over from draw to draw until a winner can be found. The prize totals for divisions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 vary depending on the jackpot total, while the 7th and 8th division prizes are set at R25 for matching three numbers and R15 for matching two numbers and the Bonus Ball.

Playing at a Local Retailer

Tickets for Lotto Plus 1 are only available from retailers throughout South Africa. To play, simply select the Lotto Plus 1 option on your playslip.

If purchasing a ticket from a retailer, please ensure that you keep your ticket safe as you will need to produce it in the event that you win a prize. It is also very important that you sign the back of your ticket as, if you lose it, your prize could be claimed by the finder of the ticket if it is unsigned.