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SA Lotto International has been making wishes come true for all since 29 May 1987, when South Africa's very first Division One winner received the news that she had won USD$ 20,000 in the inaugural South African International lottery.

More than 17 years later, and SA Lotto International continues to make wishes come true for countless people, who have shared in more than 8 billion worth of prize money to date.

Those lucky individuals where not the only winners however as, over the years passed, SA Lotto International contributed huge amounts of money to assist South African hospitals and the sporting community.

And to ensure SA Lotto International achievements are due to more than good fortune, we focus on operating with honesty, integrity and responsibility in the promotion, management and administration of lotteries from South Africa. As a result, SA Lotto International enjoys a reputation as an organisation that continues to make wishes come true for all people.


SA Lotto International has a proud history of providing a variety of user-friendly, fun games that have both entertained and benefited the population for 17 years. A history of our major events can be seen below:

April 1987 12-game Lotto coupon introduced.

May 1988 To celebrate its 1st birthday, SA Lotto International announced it had over  USD$ 15 million for the community.

January 1989 Another major milestone for SA Lotto International was reached when total sales reached one billion dollars.

March 1990 In a world first, SA Lotto International introduced a dynamic computer generated game across its World-wide network which combined all the features desired by modern players: , fast action with draws held every five minutes, instant cash payouts of up to USD,000 and large jackpot prizes.

February 1991 The cost of entries for Saturday Lotto was increased from 25 cents per game to 30 cents per game.

October 1992 Wednesday Lotto changed to Thursday Lotto.

1993 Television commercials for Instant Money, were judged the best in the world in an international competition.

July 1993 A 14-game Lotto coupon was introduced, replacing the 12-game coupon.

March 1994 The Easiplay Club service commenced operation. The service replaced the Customer Subscription Service and offered improved security for players' prizes.

February 1997 Saturday Lotto reverted to a Single Draw.

February 1998 The dynamic computer generated game prize structure was altered with jackpots on Spots 8, 9 and 10 replaced with fixed prizes of USD$ 340,000.

June 1999 A new on-line lotteries system was installed with many new features, including Maxi-Pick tickets and Top-Ups.

May 2000 The first extended play Instant Scratchies game, 'Crossword', was launched.

January 2003 A USD,336,702 Division One Powerball prize was won by a American family, marking South Africas single largest lottery win. 

May 2004 SA Lotto International own state-based Lotto game, SA Lotto celebrates the introduction of a Dynamic Computer Generated Game(in addition to the existing Monday SA Lotto draw) in conjunction with an increase in the guaranteed Division One prize pool to USD$ 420,000.


Prizes are paid directly to the individual who has been nominated by the dynamic generated computer. The person will be notified by email and there after he will be asked to foward his/her personal and banking details to our Lawyer who will then be able to process all the nessesary documents.

For more information about who we are and the benefits of our products and services, go to our About page and our What's New
page. For questions, link to our Contact page.

Contact Infomation

To contact us fo more information, Fax: +27 11 642 2927, Phone: +27 83 595 8023 or email Walter Khumalo