South African National Lottery, SA LOTTO
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The South African National Lottery
is operated by Ithuba, to whom the licence was granted in 2015. The lottery is regulated by the National Lottery Commission, and was established in 2000.
Lottery tickets may be bought only by people of at least 18 years of age.
In the 2007 fiscal year transaction values totalled R3.972 billion, with an average of five million transactions per week. In the 2012 National lottery generated R4.7 billion in sales of Lotto and Powerball tickets.
Lotto is the most popular type of gambling in South Africa but Powerball has been the faster-growing for last years due to its high payouts.Lotto
was the first game launched by the South African National Lottery and to this day continues to offer jackpots that can reach eight-figures all while raising money for the good causes supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.Lotto
draws take place twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday nights, with players having to match six numbers from 1 to 52 in order to win the jackpot. A Bonus Ball is drawn from the same pool after the main numbers and can boost prizes when matched with three, four or five main balls.Lotto
jackpots start at around R1 million and, if no one matches all six main balls, will keep rolling over until a draw produces a winner. This rollover feature has resulted in sizeable jackpot values accumulating, including the record total of R58.3 million, shared by two players on Wednesday 24th April 2013.
The National lottery was introduced to South Africa on 11 March 2000. At the time it was run by Uthingo.LOTTO
Players buy tickets with their choice of six different numbers between 1 and 52; there is provision for random numbers to be generated automatically for those who do not wish to choose, known as 'Quick Pick'.
In the draw, six numbered balls are drawn without replacement from a set of 52 balls numbered from 1 to 52. A further Bonus Ball is also drawn, which affects only players who match five numbers.
Prizes are awarded to players who match at least three of the six drawn numbers, with prizes increasing for matching more of the drawn numbers. All players who match all six drawn numbers win equal shares of the jackpot; the chance of doing so is 1 in 20,358,520. If four, five, or six balls are matched, the relevant prize is divided equally between all who match that many balls. If no player matches all six numbers, the jackpot is added to that of the next Lotto draw—a Rollover.
The entry fee to the LOTTO draw is set at R5.00 per board.
The draw is conducted on Wednesdays and Saturdays on SABC 2 at 21:00.LOTTO PLUS
LOTTO PLUS is exactly the same as LOTTO, but gives the player a second chance to win. When buying a LOTTO ticket, the player must pay an extra R2.50 per board to enter the LOTTO PLUS draw. Odds are the same, while prizes are usually slightly lower.
The draw is conducted on Wednesdays and Saturdays on SABC 2 at 21:00.
South Africa is a nation of about 55 million (2016) people of diverse origins, cultures, languages, and religions. The last census was held in 2011. South Africa is home to an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants, including some 3 million Zimbabweans. A series of anti-immigrant riots occurred in South Africa beginning on 11 May 2008.
Statistics South Africa asks people to describe themselves in the census in terms of five racial population groups. The 2011 census figures for these groups were Black African at 79.2%, White at 8.9%, Coloured at 8.9%, Asian at 2.5%, and Other/Unspecified at 0.5%:21 The first census in South Africa in 1911 showed that whites made up 22% of the population; it declined to 16% in 1980.
South Africa hosts a sizeable refugee and asylum seeker population. According to the World Refugee Survey 2008, published by the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, this population numbered approximately 144,700 in 2007. Groups of refugees and asylum seekers numbering over 10,000 included people from Zimbabwe (48,400), The Democratic Republic of the Congo (24,800), and Somalia (12,900). These populations mainly lived in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, and Port Elizabeth. Many refugees have now also started to work and live in rural areas in provinces such as Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.!
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