19 February 2019

South Africa: What Would You Do With R225 Million? Record Powerball Jackpot Up for Grabs

South Africans who play the National Lottery have the chance to win a record Powerball jackpot on Tuesday.

Lottery operator Ithuba says the jackpot has reached a stratospheric R225m.

While three people matched five correct numbers at the last draw on Friday, no one got the five numbers plus the magic Powerball needed. This resulted in the R212m jackpot rolling over to Tuesday, and increasing to R225m.

This is the 24th straight rollover and so far, tickets to the value of R74.4m have been sold.

Powerball Plus will have its fourth rollover and its jackpot is R32m.

A single Powerball draw ticket costs R5, while Powerball Plus costs an extra R2.50, and the maximum bet is limited to R2 000 per ticket.

Sales close 30 minutes before the draw and you have to be over 18 to play.

According to Ithuba, the overall odds of winning a prize is one-in-18, but the odds of winning the jackpot are one in 42 375 200.


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