Playing the lotto is a pastime of many South African punters, however it’s no longer possible to pop down to the store to get a ticket, since lotto sales at retail stores have been suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This has left many many punters asking how to play the Lotto online in South Africa, fortunately there are many online alternatives to buying a lotto ticket. In this post we are going to be explaining how you can play the SA Lotto, Powerball and various other lotteries online with a legal betting site or on the official National Lotto website. Let’s get you those tickets!
Can I play Lotto online in South Africa
Playing the South Africa Lotto and Powerball online is easy, safe and secure. There are many different options available to lotto players ranging from betting on the National Lottery site or app, to betting on the lotto with a local online bookmaker. Another popular method of playing the lotto is via a banking app, most banks sell lotto tickets on their apps or online banking. The advantage of playing via a banking app is that the winnings are paid directly into your bank account, however there may be win limits at some banks. To summarize, you can currently play the lotto online using;
- Sports Betting & Lucky Numbers sites
- The Official National Lottery website
- South African Banking Apps from ABSA, FNB and others
How to register for SA Lotto Online
South African Lotto betting can be done through a bookmaker offering lotto betting, the registration process is free, quick and easy. The first step is to select a South African betting site, check out a list of betting sites if you’d like help choosing one. Once you’ve selected a site you’ll have to go through the below registration process;
- To register click on the register or sign up button on the betting site
- Enter your registration details like name, address, contact number, email etc
- Once registration is complete you’ll be able to start betting on the lotto online
How can I play the Lotto from my phone?
Playing the lotto from your phone is the same as playing the lotto on a desktop or tablet. Most betting sites are fully responsive or have mobile apps available for download. Using a betting sites mobile page or app will give you the option to bet on the SA Lotto and various other lotteries from around the world. If you have a betting account, simply login from your phone and look for the Lucky Number or Lotto tab on the betting site you are visiting. All the different lottery betting options can be found in these two tabs at various bookies.
Can I play the SA Powerball Online?
To bet on a SA Lotto draw online, simply choose 6 numbers from a range of 1-52 for each line you play, as you would for the normal lotto. South African Lotto draws take place Wednesdays and Saturdays at 21:00 local time. As mentioned all the different South African lottery draws are available online, including;
- Lotto Plus 1
- Lotto Plus 2
- Powerball Plus
- Daily Lotto
You’re all set
You’ve seen how easy and simple it is to get started betting the SA Lotto online. If you are still struggling to understand how online lotto betting works then we suggest you have a read through this online betting guide. It will explain everything from getting started to withdrawing your winnings. Should you require any further help with how to get started then please leave us a comment below with your question and we’ll do our best to help. Remember to bet responsibly and make you only bet what you can afford. Check out our homepage for more on betting in South Africa.