Greece Powerball has been making big winners since it was launched in 1997 and has become popular around the world. Find out more about how the game works and how to win prizes.
Greece Powerball Results
The latest Greece Powerball results are shown below. View the winning numbers and find out how much prize money was won.
How to Play
Greece Powerball draws take place on Thursday and Sunday evenings – see the FAQs on this page for the draw time in South Africa throughout the year. The game, also known as 'Joker' in Greece, requires you to select five main numbers from 1 to 45, plus one extra number from a separate set between 1 and 20.
Playing from South Africa
You can play Greece Powerball without being a resident of or visitor to Greece. Take part online from South Africa and other countries by following the steps below:
- Find an online provider that offers Greece Powerball
- Select your numbers – five from 1 to 45 followed by one from 1 to 20
- Play as many boards as you like
- Enter a single draw or multiple draws
- Confirm your selections and pay for your entries
You may have to set up an online account to be able to play, and you must be at least 18 years of age to take part. Once you have signed up and selected your numbers, they will be stored safely online so there is no danger of you losing them. You will also be notified by email if you are a winner so there is no chance of missing out on any prizes you might win.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
You win Greece Powerball prizes by matching the numbers you have selected to the official winning numbers. You must match all six numbers to win the jackpot. There are a total of eight prize divisions and you can receive a payout even for just matching one main number plus the extra number.
The majority of Greece Powerball prizes are fixed amounts, but the top two divisions work on a pari-mutuel basis. This means that a percentage of the revenue from ticket sales is allocated to these two categories, and this money is split equally between winners. If there are no winners in either division, the prize pool rolls over to the next draw. The jackpot starts at €600,000 and can regularly run into millions of euros.
The table below shows the different ways you can win and the odds for each prize division:
|Prize Division||Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Prize|
|1||5 + 1||1 in 24,435,180||Jackpot (24.9% of ticket sales)|
|2||5||1 in 1,286,062||3.85% of ticket sales|
|3||4 + 1||1 in 122,175||€2,500|
|4||4||1 in 6,430||€50|
|5||3 + 1||1 in 3,132||€50|
|6||3||1 in 164||€2|
|7||2 + 1||1 in 247||€2|
|8||2||1 in 53||€1.50|
It is anticipated that 18.49 percent of the revenue from ticket sales will be required to pay all the fixed prizes in the lower six divisions, although this figure may sometimes be higher or lower depending on the total number of winners.
In Greece, lottery prizes above €100 are subject to tax at a rate of 15 percent, increasing to 20 percent for any amount exceeding €500. If you play Greece Powerball from South Africa, you may also be taxed on prizes. Head over to the Taxes page to learn more.
If you still need to know more about Greece Powerball, you could find the information you are looking for below. Go to the FAQs page for more information about playing lotteries in South Africa.
Draws take place at 22:10 Eastern European Time (EET) on Thursdays and 22:00 EET on Sundays. Ticket sales close at 21:30 EET. The table below shows the equivalent draw schedule for South Africa local time - the time changes at certain points of the year because Greece observes Daylight Saving Time and South Africa does not.
|Start Date||End Date||Draw Time In Greece||Draw Time In South Africa|
|Last Sunday in March||Last Sunday in October||Thursday - 22:10 EEST
Sunday - 22:00 EEST
|Thursday - 21:10
Sunday - 21:00
|Last Sunday in October||Last Sunday in March||Thursday - 22:10 EET
Sunday - 22:00 EET
|Thursday - 22:10
Sunday - 22:00
The first draw took place on 16 November 1997, and the game has gone on to create more than 600 millionaires.
No, the jackpot rolls over every time it is not won and will continue climbing until at least one ticket matches all the winning numbers.
The largest Greece Powerball jackpot of all time was €19.3 million. This was shared between three lucky players on 15 April 2010.
The revenue from ticket sales that is not used to pay prizes – roughly 53 percent – is used to cover operating costs and fund various projects that are supported by the OPAP company in charge of Greece Powerball. These projects include children’s hospitals, sports academies and the Paralympic Committee.