When playing LOTTO PLUS 1, it is important to note that this game does not have a jackpot cap. This means that there is no limit on how much can be won. Prizes start from R15 when players match two numbers. When a player, or players, match all six numbers, they win the jackpot.
Other lotteries often allow for the jackpot to rollover after a number of draws, but as mentioned, there is no cap on the jackpot, which means that the jackpot will not be given to next tier winners should it not have been won after a certain time.
In addition to the odds of winning and the prize that can be won, it is important to note that each tier serves a certain percentage of the prize pool. The LOTTO PLUS 1 tiers and their corresponding percentages are as follows:
- First tier – jackpot – 53%
- Second tier – five numbers and bonus ball – 8.1%
- Third tier – five numbers – 5.4%
- Fourth tier – four numbers and bonus ball – 6.7%
- Fifth tier – four numbers – 13.4%
- Sixth tier – three numbers and bonus ball – 13.4%
- Seventh tier – three numbers – a fixed R25 prize.
- Eighth tier – two numbers and bonus ball – a fixed R15 prize.
Odds of winning a prize
When considering the odds that some lotteries offer and comparing that to the odds of winning the LOTTO PLUS 1 jackpot, the odds are quite smaller. There are lotteries that have odds of one in hundreds of millions, which makes the odds of winning a LOTTO PLUS 1 jackpot more achievable.
- The odds of matching all six numbers – 1 in 20,358,520.
- Matching five numbers and the bonus ball – 1 in 3,393,087.
- Matching five numbers only – 1 in 75,402.
- Matching four numbers and the bonus ball – 1, in 30,161.
- Matching four numbers only – 1 in 1,371.
- Matching three numbers and the bonus ball – 1 in 1,028.
- Matching three numbers only – 1 in 72, and
- Matching two numbers and the bonus ball, 1 in 96.
Odds of winning a prize
There are lotteries that offer substantial jackpot prizes and the LOTTO PLUS 1 is not exempted from this. The benefit is that the jackpot is not capped at a certain amount and it can roll over indefinitely, which means that it can grow substantially before it is won.
Apart from this, other tiers also offer some substantial prizes, although not as much as the main LOTTO or the PowerBall.
These amounts are not fixed and can change on a weekly basis. The amounts which are provided are based on an average prize for draws in the last 365 days.
- Six numbers matched – R6,709,523.71.
- Five numbers along with the bonus ball – R60,498.18.
- Five numbers matched – R4,019.55.
- Four numbers along with the bonus ball – R1,896.13.
- Four numbers matched – R152.83.
- Three numbers along with the bonus ball – R113.73.
- Three numbers matched – R25.00.
- Two numbers along with the bonus ball – R15.00.