Biggest Lottery Winners in South Africa
Everyone entering the Lotto or PowerBall draws dream of what they will do if they win big. Imagine that feeling when you check your lotto results and realise that you have the winning numbers and will add your name to the list of biggest lottery winners.
SA lotteries make winners every day and we have listed the biggest lottery jackpot winners for both Lotto and Powerball of all time below.
Powerball Jackpot: R232 million
The biggest jackpot win so far in the SA Powerball history was won on 19 February 2019 by an anonymous man in his 50s from Cape Town. Picking his own numbers and spending R22.50 on his single ticket he matched all numbers and walked away with a record-breaking win of R232,131,750.69.
Winning numbers: 14, 18, 21, 26, 35. PowerBall: 5
Powerball Jackpot: R145 million
On 3 August 2018, a 34-year-old engineer from Secunda became the second biggest Powerball jackpot winner after spending R20 on this lucky ticket. He needed to process his win properly and kept his ticket in his sock before collecting his nine-figure prize four days after the draw.
Winning numbers: 1, 15, 23, 24, 35. PowerBall: 4
Powerball Jackpot: R135 million
The most recent Powerball winner from KwaZulu-Natal is the biggest online jackpot winner in the South African lottery history. Due to COVID lockdown the lucky winner bought his ticket online. After the jackpot had rolled over for three months the player was able to match 5 numbers and the Powerball number to become a lockdown millionaire.
Winning numbers: 6, 12, 32, 36, 45. PowerBall: 4
Powerball Jackpot: R114 million
The Powerball lottery made another multi-millionaire in 2020. After buying a R5 ticket for the draw on 4th February 2020 a 35-year-old woman from Soweto claimed the jackpot after finding her ticket and checking the results only 1 week after the draw. The mother of four quit her job to spend more time with her children and bought a new family home and a car.
Winning numbers: 3, 15, 23, 37, 45. PowerBall: 18
Powerball Plus Jackpot: R83 million
On 23 April 2019, after nearly 3 month of rollover, 1 single player won the biggest PowerBall Plus jackpot yet recorded.
Winning numbers: 3, 23, 25, 38, 44. PowerBall: 9
Lotto Jackpot: R110 million
The biggest Lotto jackpot of all time was won on 27 January 2018. After rolling over for nearly three months, 4 winning tickets shared the lotto jackpot, claiming R27.5 million each. One winner nearly missed out on his win as he only claimed the prize money one day before the 1 year cut off.
Winning numbers: 6, 7, 15, 21, 24, 48. Bonus Ball: 16.
Lotto Plus 1 Jackpot: R58 Million
Two players split the biggest Lotto Plus 1 jackpot of R58 Million on 28th November 2018. One winner, a grandfather from Pretoria, used his winnings to support his family and the local community.
Winning numbers: 22, 27, 34, 45, 48, 50. Bonus Ball: 43
Lotto Plus 2 Jackpot: R35 million
The biggest Lotto Plus 2 jackpots ever recorded was worth R35 million and went to one lucky woman from the Eastern Cape on 14 July 2018. By then the jackpot had been rolling over for four months before she bought her winning ticket.
Winning numbers: 12, 18, 25, 29, 32, 48. Bonus Ball: 3
Could you be the next big lotto or PowerBall winner?
You have to be in it to win it! While you can get your lucky ticket from your closest retailer you can also play the lotteries online. To get started have a look at our tips for winning the lottery and our recommended lottery betting sites. We hope we can add your name to the growing list of the biggest SA lottery winners soon.