Daily Lotto - Frequently Asked Questions
Question: When do Daily Lotto draws take place?
Daily Lotto draws are held daily at 21:00 SAST (South Africa Standard Time), and the latest results are available shortly after. Draws take place every day of the year apart from Christmas Day.
Question: What time do ticket sales close?
Tickets can be bought from a licensed retailer up to 20:30 SAST on the day of a draw. Any tickets bought after this time will be entered into the draw the following day. The cut-off time for buying tickets online depends on the provider used.
Question: How do I play?
To enter Daily Lotto, simply pick five numbers between 1 and 36, either online or by visiting a licensed lottery retailer. You can either choose the numbers yourself, or opt for a Quick Pick which will produce a random line for you to use. You can enter up to ten consecutive draws in advance by choosing the Multi-Draw option on your playslip. The winning numbers are drawn using a RNG (Random Number Generator). Find out more on the How to Play page.
Question: How much does it cost to play?
It costs R3 per line to play, and you play up to a maximum of R150 on one playslip.
Question: How many prizes are available?
There are four prize tiers available in Daily Lotto. Prizes can be won for matching two, three, four or five numbers. The prizes are pari-mutuel which means the value of prizes can change from draw to draw depending on ticket sales and how many winners there are.
Question: Can the jackpot roll over?
The jackpot cannot roll over and has to be won in every draw. If no ticket holder matches all five numbers in a draw to win the jackpot, the prize money rolls down to the next winning prize tier. For example, if there are no Match 5 winners, the jackpot prize is split between the Match 4 winners. If there are no Match 5 or Match 4 winners, the jackpot prize is split between the Match 3 winners, and so on.
Question: Can I play from overseas?
Yes, you can enter a Daily Lotto draw from any licensed retailer in South Africa and you can also play overseas. If you don't reside in South Africa, you can play online from various locations around the world through online lottery providers.
Question: What are my odds of winning a prize?
Your odds of winning any Daily Lotto prize are 1 in 7.6. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 376,992. Visit the How to Play page for a full breakdown of the odds in each prize tier.
Question: How old do I have to be to enter?
You have to be 18 years of age or over to play Daily Lotto.
Question: How long do I have to claim a prize?
You have 365 days from the date of a draw to claim your prize. If the claim deadline expires without the winner coming forward, the ticket is no longer valid and the prize money cannot be claimed.
Question: Do I have to pay tax on any prize?
No. Daily Lotto prizes in South Africa are tax free, but if you win a prize from outside the country, you may have to pay tax depending on your location. You should consult a tax professional for further advice.
Question: Can I remain anonymous if I win a prize?
Yes, you can remain anonymous if you win a Daily Lotto prize in South Africa.