Ithuba National Lottery- giving South Africans opportunities to Phanda Pusha Play their way to millions

Ithuba Holdings Proprietary Limited is the official operator of the South African National Lottery. Proudly rooted in South Africa, Ithuba is intent on contributing positively and actively to socio-development through the ethical and efficient operation of the National Lottery.

Established in 2000, the South African national Lottery is regulated by the National Lottery Commission.

Over the years Lotto has become the most popular type of gambling in South Africa.

Granted a licence in June 2015, Ithuba aims to optimise the consumer experience, restore faith and trust in the National Lottery and showcase its positive social contribution to society.

The Ithuba National Lottery site provides information such as: winning numbers, jackpots, lottery games, how to play and how to become a retailer.

How the Ithuba National Lottery works:

Lottery tickets may be bought only by people who are at least 18 years old.

Prizes up to R2000 can be claimed at any retailers

Prizes between R2000 and R50 000 need to be claimed at your Post Office.

Prizes above R50 000 need to be claimed at an Ithuba regional office.

Since Ithuba was granted its licence, it has introduced 2 new games, namely: EAZIWIN and Powerball Plus. The Ithuba National Lottery has since made 352 Lotto millionaires, 152 Lotto Plus millionaires and 93 Powerball millionaires.

Tips for handling Lotto winnings:

  • Put your money in some kind of savings account
  • Give yourself time to come up with a solid plan for how you are going to invest your money.
  • Get professional advice from a certified financial advisor.
  • Don’t quit your day job.
  • Pay your debts off.
  • Give yourself a reasonable spending budget.
  • Set up a retirement annuity.

For more information about the Ithuba National Lottery, visit


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