How to Play Lotto Plus 2
Lotto Plus 2 is a supplementary draw that provides Lotto and Lotto Plus 1 players with a third opportunity to win a huge prize. The game requires players to select six main numbers from a pool ranging from 1 to 52 and takes place every Wednesday and Saturday following the conclusion of the Lotto and Lotto Plus 1 draws.
In order to win the jackpot, a player must correctly match all six main numbers in the draw. Once the main numbers have been drawn, a Bonus Ball is randomly selected from the remaining pool; if matched, this creates a prize for those who match it and two main numbers, whilst significantly increasing the value of prizes for players who have matched three, four or five numbers.
Lotto Plus 2 must be played alongside Lotto and Lotto Plus 1 and costs an additional R2.50 per line. There are a total of eight prize tiers available, details of 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 2 prize are 1 in 38.
Lotto Plus 2 offers a starting jackpot of around R1 million, a total that will continue rolling until it is won. The game also offers seven additional prize divisions, with players able to match as few as two main numbers and the Bonus Ball eligible to claim a fixed prize worth R15.
Playing at a Local Retailer
Lotto Plus 2 is available to play through authorised retailers in South Africa. To participate, you must select six main Lotto numbers, opt to take part in Lotto Plus 1 and tick the Lotto Plus 2 option on your ticket.
You must keep your ticket safe and claim any prize money within one year of the date of the draw. Prize winners are also advised to sign the back of any winning ticket.