Rapido FAQ

Rapido was decommissioned on Friday 15th March 2019 and can no longer be played. The final deadline for claiming prizes is 19th March 2020.

Question: When did Rapido end?
Rapido was decommissioned on Friday 15th March 2019, with the final draws taking place on Wednesday 20th March.

Question: What time does the first Rapido draw take place each day?
The first Rapido draw takes place at 05:05am each day. The game runs every five minutes until 11:45pm.

Question: How much does Rapido cost to play?
Players have the option to place a bet amount of either R3, R5, R10, R15, R20 or R25.

Question: What is the maximum amount a player can bet on Rapido?
The maximum amount a player can bet at one time is R250, which enters them into ten draws at the top stake level.

Question: Which provinces can Rapido be played in?
Rapido is currently available in the South African provinces of Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, North West and Mpumalanga.

Question: When do Rapido ticket sales close?
Rapido ticket sales close 30 seconds before that specific draw takes place.

Question: How much can I win playing Rapido?
The amount you can win varies, and depends on the amount you bet in the first place and how many numbers you have matched. These two factors decide your winnings, and there are 11 prize tiers in total. A full breakdown of prizes can be found on the How to Play Rapido page.

Question: Does the Rapido draw take place every day of the year?
Rapido draws take place 364 days a year; every day apart from Christmas Day.

Question: Can my Rapido ticket be cancelled or reprinted?
Your Rapido ticket cannot be cancelled or reprinted under any circumstances. However, players can request another Rapido game from any authorised retailer if their ticket is damaged or not clear. If there is a misprint on the ticket, it is up to the retailer to return the ticket to the South Africa National Lottery for investigation.

Question: How old do I have to be to play Rapido?
You have to be at least 18 years of age to play Rapido.

Question: Can Rapido be played online or outside of South Africa?
No, Rapido is not available to play online or outside of South Africa, and can only be played at selected retailers within the four South African provinces.