Lucky numbers is a very popular form of betting in South Africa. Lucky Number betting is very popular because it gives gamblers an opportunity to get rich overnight. In January 2016, the American Powerball lottery offered a record jackpot prize of $1.58-billion, this is a massive life-changing amount and many people even here in South Africa have been lucky to win these massive jackpots from several lotteries including SA Lotto, SA Powerball, UK49’s, Russian Goslotto among other lotteries.
The South African National lotto currently stands at ZAR6-million whilst the South African Powerball stands at a staggering ZAR160 000 000 and these huge jackpots has made these local lotteries very popular because it gives South African gamblers a reason to believe.
Over the years South Africans have fallen in love with international lotteries, something which has been enabled by the variety of South African bookmakers like Hollywoodbets which offer foreign lotteries to local gamblers.
Some of the most popular lotteries among the South African gamblers are UK49’s, Russia Goslotto, SA Lotto, SA Daily Lotto and France Lotto.
The UK49’s lotto is a very popular English lottery whose draws take place twice every single day. Punters like daily lottos because they are given a chance to win every single day including weekends.
The UK49’s is different from other lotteries because there is no fixed ticket cost giving you the option of choosing how much you want to bet and you can also choose how many numbers you want to try and match.
The UK49’s consists of two lotteries namely the UK49’s Lunchtime and the UK49’s teatime, both these lotteries are similar with the only difference being the draw times for these lottos, lunchtime lotto is drawn at 2:30pm whilst teatime is drawn at 6:30pm.
The UK49’s lotto is a game which is based on the one-ball set format like many other lotteries, where six main numbers and a Booster are drawn from a pool of numbers ranging from 1 to 49. In order to win in this lottery, your selected numbers must match with those randomly selected in a given draw.
The UK49’s lunchtime draw takes place at 2:30pm everyday whilst the UK49’s lunchtime draw takes place at 2:30pm and this draw is conducted by female presenters live.
The Russian Gosloto 6/45 is a very popular Russian lottery amongst the South African gamblers. The Russia Gosloto 6/45 is a daily lotto with draws taking place twice daily all year long.
You can play the Russian Goslotto 6/45 either in-store or online through popular bookmakers like Hollywoodbets and Playabets amongst others.
The lotto game has a one ball set which is similar to the SA Lotto. As the name suggests, the ball set for the Russian Goslotto has 45 balls ranging from 1-45 , of which 6 balls are drawn. Please note that this lotto does not have a Bonus Ball. In order to win this lotto, your selected numbers must match the winning numbers.
The first Russian lotto draw takes place at 10:00am with the results getting published about half an hour later and the second Russian lotto draw takes place at 10:00pm and the results will be published about half an hour later as well.
The France Lotto is a popular lotto which comes from France and has been around for several years now. The French lotto has 3 draws every week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The draws for this lottery are conducted at 9 pm SA time.
France Lotto is a straightforward game, it is 5/49 plus 1/10 game which means that for the main draw, you must select 5 numbers from the main pool of numbers 1 to 49 whilst a bonus number is selected from a pool of numbers 1 to 10.
You can manually select the numbers yourself or make use of the Quick+1 option whereby numbers are randomly generated for you by a computer.
The odds of winning the France Lotto main prize (5 + 1 numbers) are 1 in 19,068,840. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 6.
SA Lotto is one of South Africa’s popular lottos which is drawn twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday every week at 20:56 South African time. The SA Lotto draws are broadcast live on SABC 2. The lotto was founded in the year 2000 and it has made instant millionaires over the years.
The SA Lotto use the 6/52 format , where you need to pick 6 numbers from a set of numbers 1 to 52. The seventh number is the ball which you can select from the same range of 1 to 52.
For you to win the SA Lotto jackpot, you must make sure you match all the six main numbers. In the event that there are no jackpot winners, the prize money will be rolled over to the next draw until someone wins.
SA Daily Lotto
SA Daily Lotto is fast becoming the most popular lotto in South Africa as it is the only lottery game in South Africa which is played every day of the week.
The Daily Lotto draws take place daily at 21:00hrs and the good thing about the Daily Lotto is that the jackpot is guaranteed to be given away in every draw everyday.
Playing SA Daily Lotto will cost you R3 which is the entry cost and you can play online on the ithuba website or in-store at various outlets across South Africa.
The Daily Lotto tickets can be bought up until 20:30 and the draw will take place 30 minutes later at 21:00hrs.
Everyday, punters win thousands of rands in prizes on the Daily Lotto in every draw. To hit the jackpot you simply have to match all five of your chosen numbers to the drawn ones. You can still win even if you do not hit the jackpot, there are prizes for two or more numbers.