How to Play Daily Lotto

Daily Lotto is a game where the jackpot has to be won in every draw. Players must pick five numbers between 1 and 36 at a licensed retailer in South Africa or online from various locations around the world. Players can choose their own numbers or opt for a Quick Pick selection. Draws take place daily at 21.00 SAST, and there are three prizes to be won, starting from matching just two numbers.

A single line costs R3, and ticket holders can play up to ten consecutive draws by selecting the Multi-Draw option on the playslip. If no one wins the jackpot in a draw, the prize money is rolled down to the next winning tier. The prize tiers, odds of winning and percentage of prize fund for each category are shown below when the jackpot has been won:

Divisions Numbers Matched Winning Odds Percentage of Prize Fund
Level 1 5 1:376,992 35.60%
Level 2 4 1:2,432 8.20%
Level 3 3 1:81 16.40%
Level 4 2 1:8.40 39.80%

The overall odds of winning any Daily Lotto prize are 1 in 7.6.

Prizes in Daily Lotto are pari-mutuel, which means the value of prizes can vary between draws depending on how many tickets have been sold and how many winners there are. The top prize is a minimum of R100,000. The winning numbers and prize payouts are available on the results page shortly after each draw has taken place. All winners have 365 days from the date of a draw to come forward and claim their prize.

Playing Daily Lotto Online

Players who are unable to visit a licensed retailer in South Africa can take part online. The advantage of playing online is that there is no danger of missing out on a prize; the numbers can’t be lost as they are stored safely, and anyone who wins will be automatically notified regarding prizes.

Playing at a Local Retailer

When players buy a ticket from a licensed retailer, they should remember to sign the back of the ticket with the owner’s name to prevent it being used by someone else if it is lost or stolen. Ticket holders should store their entry in a safe place until the draw has been held, as it will be needed to claim a prize if two or more numbers are matched in the same game.