SA PowerBall Payouts
SA PowerBall payouts chart below shows how many numbers you need to match to win the different prizes.
Five Correct Numbers + POWERBALL
Five Correct Numbers
Four Correct Numbers + POWERBALL
Four Correct Numbers
Three Correct Numbers + POWERBALL
Three Correct Numbers
Two Correct Numbers + POWERBALL
One Correct Numbers + POWERBALL
SA PowerBall Past Winning Numbers Search
HOW TO PLAY POWERBALL
To play Ithuba PowerBall, you have to choose a combination of 5 numbers from 1 to 50 and 1 extra number from 1 to 20 or choose QuickPick and the Lottery processing system randomly chooses 6 lucky numbers for you.
The game results are drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 21:00 at Etv. During the broadcast, the 5 winning numbers from the set of 50 balls are drawn plus a bonus number.
You can play as many boards as you want as well choosing Multi-Draw option will allow you to play the same numbers over multiple draws.
Ticket sales close at 20:30.
PowerBall lotto results drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 21:00.
POWERBALL WINNING OPTIONS
|Div||Matched Numbers||Odds||Pool Fund PowerBall||Pool Fund PowerBall Plus||Parimutuel %||Prize %||Payout %|
|1||Five Correct Numbers + POWERBALL||42,375,200||55,384,977||27,692,488||70.73%||54.46%||26.14%|
|2||Five Correct Numbers||2,230,274||214,106||107,053||5.19%||4.00%||1.92%|
|3||Four Correct Numbers + POWERBALL||188,334||11,300||5,650||3.25%||2.50%||1.20%|
|4||Four Correct Numbers||9,912||1,009||504||5.51%||4.24%||2.04%|
|5||Three Correct Numbers + POWERBALL||4,280||493||247||6.23%||4.80%||2.30%|
|6||Three Correct Numbers||225||22||11||5.19%||4.00%||1.92%|
|7||Two Correct Numbers + POWERBALL||299||22||11||3.90%||3.00%||1.44%|
|8||One Correct Numbers + POWERBALL||57||Fixed R15||Fixed R7.5||N/A||10.99%||5.27%|
|9||MATCH POWERBALL||35||Fixed R10||Fixed R7||N/A||12.01%||5.77%|
How Does US Powerball Work?
In US Powerball, you pick:
- five numbers (i.e. the white balls) from a selection pool consisting of 1-69, and
- one number (i.e. the red ball) from a selection pool of 1-25
Take note that the red ball can be the same number as one of the white balls. You can pick numbers manually or via a Quick Pick option – which means you let a system randomly pick the numbers for you.
Winning numbers are drawn at 10:59pm every Wednesday and Saturday at Universal Studios in Florida.
Two drums, one containing the white balls, and the other containing the red balls, are used to randomly select the winning numbers. Matching all 6 numbers awards you the jackpot, while matching 5 gives you the 2nd place prize category, and so on.
Each ticket line costs $1, but some online lottery sites may charge higher to cover for the service of purchasing, scanning and safekeeping tickets.
The Power Play
You can also include a Power Play number in your entry.
For an additional $1 on top of the $1 per line (again, prices may vary on lottery sites), the Power Play number multiplies prizes for non-jackpot winnings by up to 5 or 10 times. The second prize with the Power Play multiplier activated, for instance, is automatically doubled to $2,000,000.
Check out the table below to see how Power Play affects each prize category.
Prize with Powerball Multiplier
|5 + 1||Grand Prize||No Multiplier – Jackpot Only|
|5 + 0||$1,000,000||$2,000,000||$2,000,000||$2,000,000||$2,000,000||$2,000,000|
|4 + 1||$50,000||$100,000||$150,000||$200,000||$250,000||$500,000|
|3 + 1||$100||$200||$300||$400||$500||$1,000|
|2 + 1||$7||$14||$21||$28||$35||$70|
|1 + 1||$4||$8||$12||$16||$20||$40|
|0 + 1||$4||$8||$12||$16||$20||$40|
The Odds of Winning
Winning the Powerball isn’t easy, especially when it comes to the jackpot.
Check out the table below for a quick reference.
|Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning|
|5 +1||1 in 292,201,338.00|
|5||1 in 11,688,053.52|
|4 + 1||1 in 913,129.18|
|4||1 in 36,525.17|
|3 + 1||1 in 14,494.11|
|3||1 in 579.76|
|2 + 1||1 in 701.33|
|1 + 1||1 in 91.98|
|0 + 1||1 in 38.32|
What Happens if You Win?
Powerball jackpots are split between anyone who has a winning lottery ticket, while all other prizes are of a fixed amount. That said, non-jackpot prizes could be reduced if the number of winners exceed the lottery operator’s prize fund.
Winners have the option to choose whether to collect their payment as an annuity paid over a 29-year period, or as a lump sum.
Winners have a year to claim their prize. Otherwise, the money often goes to the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, which funnels the money to charity. This won’t always be the case, though, as each MUSL member has different rules that dictate what happens to unclaimed prizes.
SA PowerBall Plus Hot & Cold Numbers
You probably noticed that some numbers just seem to appear in every other draw! These frequently drawn numbers are known as hot numbers and they are used by many experienced lottery players due to their likelihood to be drawn.
Check out the list of the most, and the least, frequently drawn numbers in PowerBall Plus!
Hot numbers which are drawn the most times in the past 200 PowerBall Plus draws:
Cold numbers which are drawn the least times in the past 200 PowerBall Plus draws:
Full Report of Hot & Cold Numbers
It’s always great to have options, so mark the OPTIONAL PLAYS box on your playslip for any of the following.
- Want to play the same numbers for more than one draw on a single ticket? A Multi-Draw ticket lets you play up to 26 consecutive draws on one ticket. Please keep in mind that the ticket price increases for each draw you add.
- Thinking ahead to a special date? You can buy a ticket for one future draw date. It’s called a Future draw. Mark the Optional Plays box on your playslip, and let the clerk know which future draw date you have in mind.
- Love those numbers so much you want them on more than one ticket? You can Repeat your play and have the same numbers printed on more than one ticket up to 20 times.
- Tell your clerk which option you want when you present your playslip. Keep in mind that playing in more than one draw increases the ticket price by the number of draws you choose.
You can find different VA Lottery Powerball retail locations in the Virginia Lottery app or by using the Find a Retailer tool. Download the app to scan your non-winning tickets and check out our newest Scratchers too!