National Lottery Raffle FAQ

Question: When did the first National Lottery Raffle draw take place?
The first South Africa National Lottery Raffle draw was held on Friday 30th December 2016.

Question: How often will the Raffle draws be held?
Although exact dates have not yet been set, Raffle draws are expected to take place at least twice each year.

Question: When will the next Raffle draw be held?
The date for the next draw has yet to be announced. Visit the Raffle page for more information.

Question: How much do tickets cost?
Tickets are priced at R20 each.

Question: Where and when can I buy tickets?
Tickets for South Africa Raffle draws are available to buy online or from any authorised South Africa National Lottery retailer. The minimum sales period for each game will be 60 days.

Question: How much can I win in the Raffle?
Raffle prizes will vary. In the draw on Saturday 30th December 2017, players could win cash prizes of R2,500, R10,000 or R365,000, as well as a luxury jackpot prize.

Question: What sort of luxury prizes are on offer?
The first South Africa National Lottery Raffle’s jackpot prize was a state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet. A total of 15 cars were up for grabs in the draw held on 30th December, 2016. There were also 25 Mini Cooper convertibles to be won as the luxury jackpot prize for the draw on Saturday 30th December 2017.

Question: How many prizes are available in the Raffle?
Each Raffle is different and the prizes will be announced in advanced. Visit the Raffle page to see the full prize breakdowns.

Question: What time do Raffle draws take place?
The draw on Saturday 30th December was made at 9pm. Ticket sales closed at 8:30pm that evening ahead of the draw.

Question: What are the odds of winning the Raffle jackpot?
The odds of winning vary depending on the number of prizes. The odds for the most recent top prize were 1 in 166,666. For information about the odds of winning the game’s various cash prizes, visit the Raffle page.

Question: How do I win a prize?
By purchasing a Raffle ticket, players are given a unique code which is entered into a pool. If this code is amongst those drawn on the night, the player automatically wins a prize.

Question: How old do I have to be to play?
You must be at least 18 years of age to buy Raffle tickets.

Question: Are Raffle winnings taxed?
No. However, players from outside of South Africa may be liable for tax depending on their country of residence. If in doubt, players should seek the advice of an independent tax expert.