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South Africa Powerball

  1. South Africa Powerball was launched in 2009, with the first game of this most famous Africa lottery, which soon gained an enviable popularity in many countries around the world.
  2. Key features of SA Powerball:
  • Players have to select five numbers from 1 to 50 from the first block of numbers and a single number between 1 and 20 from an additional block of numbers;
  • The minimum National Lottery SA jackpot is ZAR 3 million, equivalent to approximately $175,000 US;
  • Powerball Lotto South Africa draws are held twice a week – on Tuesdays and Fridays;
  • The odds of winning the minimum lottery prize of the last category are 1:35.

The maximum size of the jackpot played in the entire history of the African version of the lottery was ZAR 103 million.

New Zealand Powerball

  1. The first historical draw of New Zealand Powerball took place in 2001. Since then, the rules of the lottery have changed a little with the aim of improving the conditions for participants in the draws. In particular, the size of the minimum guaranteed jackpot has been increased.
  2. Information on the main features of NZ Powerball:
  • Lottery players have to select six numbers from 1 to 40 from the main set of numbers and one additional number between 1 and 10;
  • The minimum jackpot is NZD 4 million (approximately 2.6 million US dollars);
  • National Lottery NZ runs twice a week – on Wednesdays and Saturdays;
  • The odds of of winning the minimum prize of the last category are 1:38.

Since the launch of the lottery, the maximum size of the NZ Powerball jackpot has been NZD 44 million.

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