Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Yes. In South Africa you can choose to stay anonymous if you win. Ithuba can't share any information about you without your written consent. However, the past Christmas Raffle regulations required players to attend the winners party, where winners were photographed.
You can watch Lotto draws online on the Live Draws page. Also you can watch on TV SABC2 channel, youtube channel, or official Facebook page.
You have whole year to come by and claim your prize. If you don't know how to claim, and where can you claim, go to our lottery prize claiming tutorial.
Random Number Generator (RNG) is a computer system used by ITHUBA to draw the random numbers as lottery results in every South Africa lottery game. RNG is also used to generate Lucky Quick Pick numbers to play lottery.
If you have questions regarding lottery games contact player helpline available on 0800 484 822.
If you use SA Lottery APP to play National Lottery, you will get in-app notifications about winnings. If you play on nationallottery.co.za site you will get also a SMS when you win low-tier or high-tier prize.
You should report any evidence of fraud to National Lottery Commission using toll-free whistle-blower fraud hotline on 0800 012 013.
The daily limit for lottery games is R1000.
Citizens who are at least 18 years old can play SA lottery. Ithuba workers and they families are restricted from playing the lottery, raffles and sweepstakes.
You can buy lottery tickets in these banks: Capitec, Nedbank, Absa, FNB, Standard Bank.
When you win big prize in Lotto, you should contact psychologist for an advice and also the financial advisor. Remember that most of the lottery winners lose all of the money in few years.
The only sure way to win Lotto is to be lucky. Lottery is random, so you can't determine future results.
The luckiest numbers in Lotto and powerball are shown on our lottery statistic page. Yo can find there hot and cold numbers for every game.
No. All lottery winnings are paid out tax free. Winnings are excluded from capital gains tax and shouldn't be included in taxable income of the player.