What day is PowerBall South Africa? You do not even have to fill out a betslip to play through a retailer. Instead, you can just ask the cashier for a Quick Pick or tell them your selections. You are eligible to play as long as you are at least 18 years of age, and you do not have to be a resident of South Africa to be able to buy a ticket. Tickets can be purchased between 06:00 and 23:00 SAST on non-draw days, but sales close at 20:30 on Tuesdays and Fridays – half an hour before the draw takes place. The advantage of playing online is that you do not have to worry about keeping your ticket safe or even checking the results. Your numbers are kept secure and you will be notified if you win a prize, with the money paid directly into your online account. Other Ways to Play You also have various other options for how to participate in PowerBall. You can use your mobile to select your own numbers or a Quick Pick via SMS, or request a Quick Pick through USSD. You can also buy tickets from alternative sales channels such as a cash register or automatic machine where PowerBall is available. Another option is to enter through one of South Africa’s banks, such as First National Bank (FNB), Nedbank, Standard Bank and Absa, along with Capitec, African Bank and TymeBank. You can either use the online banking service or a dedicated app. You just need to have an account with the bank. Log in to choose your game, select ‘play now’, pick your numbers and buy your entry. You can make your purchase on your account or with your eBucks. How does Powerball work The draw works using a Random Number Generator (RNG) rather than a ball machine. Five main numbers are selected from 1 to 50, along with a PowerBall from a separate set of 1 to 20. The order in which the main numbers are drawn is irrelevant, but the PowerBall is always the final number in the draw. How to Win PowerBall The objective is to match the numbers you choose with those drawn in the lottery. The more numbers you match, the bigger your prize. You need to match all five main numbers plus the PowerBall to win the jackpot, but there are also eight other ways to win. Visit the Dividends page to find out how many numbers you need to match in each division.