This year's edition of the lotto raffle is named "Home Sweet Home" because players can win one of the six houses as the main prize! Additionally, there is an R500,000 cash prize pool. Last year we could win cars and the year before only cash prizes. This year six people will be reacher by a brand new house.
Raffle tickets sales open date: 21 October 2018.
Raffle tickets sales close date: 29 December 2018, at 8:00 PM.
Lotto Raffle 2018 draw date is 29 December 2018, at 8:30 PM.
Results will be published within an hour after the successful draw.
Lotto Raffle prizes
There are exactly 500,000 tickets to be sold during the raffle sales. One ticket prize is R50 and the wholesale value is R25 million. Payout to players will be 50% of the total sales which is exactly R12,5 million. 48% of the prize pool is dedicated for main prizes which are the six houses. %2 of the prize pool is designated for lower payouts as described in the table below.
|House (R2,000,000)||6||1 in 83,333|
|R10,000||50||1 in 10,000|
How to play?
- Buy the ticket at R50 prize at the official Lottery retailer or website nationallottery.co.za, other channels like RA Cellular and A2Pay available.
- The ticket number is generated by a random generator automatically.
- You can buy multiple tickets.
- Keep the signed ticket and check the raffle results on 29 December 2018.
- Prizes between R2,000 and R50,000 can be collected at your Post Office.
Raffle Frequently Asked Questions
Is Raffle a regular lottery?
- It is not. It is only conducted during special occasions like Christmas or Easter. Also, prizes are guaranteed and the only way to play is random number selection. Every ticket will have its own number between 1 and 500,000 (number of tickets). This number can be exceeded if some sales are canceled by participants.
What is the buying tickets limit?
- Ithuba believes in responsible gaming so the maximum entry for one person is R10,000 including VAT. It is equivalent to 200 tickets.
How my ticket number is chosen?
- Ticket numbers are assigned to players in descending order. You can't choose your own number.
How Raffle winning numbers are selected?
- RNG - Random Number Generator is responsible for drawing winning tickets. The system is computeriszed and select winners from all sold tickets.
Raffle ticket cancelation
- Ticket can be canceled within 2 hours after purchase. Return the ticket to the seller within 2 hours, which do not exceed draw time. If the terminal cannot read the ticket call the helpline within 2 hours. Tickets purchased online cannot be canceled!
How to claim the prize?
- You can only win one prize with one Christmas Raffle ticket. Prizes can be in the form of cash or tangible asset. Prizes are rounded to nearest R1.
- Winners have a claim period of 365 days from the date of the draw od Raffle game.
- The prize of R2,000,000 will be deposited directly into the winner's bank account after attendance of the winner's ceremony.
- All Jackpot winners are required to participate in a public event of claiming prizes, called winner's ceremony.
- If you buy a ticket, you accept the Home-Sweet-Home Raffle regulations.
Christmas raffles around the world
Spanish christmas raffle called Loteria de Navidad is the most famous raffle. It is the biggest lottery event each year. In 2018 prizes will reach € 2.38 billion. Jackpot prizes are worth around €680 million. The chance of winning anything is 1 in 6.5. Basically, it is easy to win and prizes are very generous like it should be during the Christmas.
Loteria de Navidad has a long history. First raffle draw took place on 18th December 1812. The name "Christmas Draw" was used in 1892 for the first time. All raffles organized around the world are base on this very first christmas lottery. Only prizes are usually smaller.