A new lottery game came into existence for the players in late 2015 - Powerball Plus. This game was quite similar to the Powerball lottery. It gave the players one more chance to win a life-changing amount of money.
The first draw for the Powerball plus game was held on December 1st, 2015. This game version was specially launched to meet the demands of the South African lottery game fans. The game began with a huge jackpot of R10 million. Although the jackpot amounts of the Powerball Plus were not so huge, the tickets of the game were sold at a price half than that of the original Powerball lottery. This made the new game popular amongst the South African lottery players.
Powerball Plus players have to select 5 numbers from 1 to 50 and a Powerball from 1 to 20. Players who have played the Powerball game can only opt-in the Powerball Plus game. A player has to pay an extra amount of R2.50 per board so that they can enter the draw for Powerball Plus. This makes the entire amount of the game to be R7.50. The jackpot of the Powerball Plus game keeps on rolling. Sometimes, the top prize money is higher than the jackpot amount. There are 9 distinctive techniques by which you can win in Powerball Plus.
Powerball plus draws take place twice in a week - Tuesdays and Fridays. This draw takes place by using a computerized version that picks the winning digits at random.
Players must be at least 18 years old to play this lottery game. Tickets can be bought personally at licensed retailers, handheld allies and engaging banks in South Africa. The game can be played online as well.
A woman from the Western Cape won a gigantic jackpot of R91 million with a Quick Pick lottery ticket. The woman decided to remain unknown rather than revealing her identity. There was a lot of excitement regarding the winning amount, which led to a wrong name announcement. The other person had to go into hiding because of this.
The Powerball Plus jackpot was won for the 1st time by a citizen of Ladysmith called KwaZulu Natal. A whopping amount of R23 million was won which marked an end to a sequence of 9 straight followers.
KwaZulu Natal broke the record once more on18th April 2018. A record-breaking highest jackpot of R58 million was won.