The first Lotto draw took place in South Africa in 2000 when lottery regulations were set up. This was operated by Uthingo. The National Lottery is now managed by ITHUBA Holdings. Lotto is the most popular category of gambling.
In this system, you have to purchase tickets with your choice of 6 numbers from 1 to 52 by presenting a bet slip to the retailer. You also have the option to “Quick Pick” where random lotto numbers can be generated automatically by the lottery processing system in case you do not wish to choose. When the draw takes place, 5 balls are picked out and an additional sixth ball is drawn which will affect you only in case you match the first 5 numbers.
To win a prize, you have to match at least 3 numbers. The prizes will be raised in proportion to the amount of matching. The jackpot is divided among the players who match all 6 numbers. If there is no such person with 6 matching numbers, then the prize is added to the next round of the draw. Prizes are also distributed equally among those who match 4 or 5 numbers. You can get more information on the ITHUBA National Lottery site.