Rules

Chapters

    1 Introduction

    These rules are based on the common Bookmakers Operational Rules of the Republic of South Africa and seek to ensure uniformity, transparency, fairness and the protection of all participants to wagering transactions.


    2 Betting Rules on Lottery Draws

    This section is related to the betting on the results of the world famous lotteries. Such betting product is called Lucky Numbers.

    2.1 Lucky Numbers

    2.1.1 General rules

    1. All Lucky Numbers bets are based on the numbers that are drawn from the respective lotteries.
    2. The dates and times must be displayed in the local time where the Lucky Numbers bet was placed.
    3. Any Bonus Ball selections should be indicated as such.
    4. Draws where the bonus ball is included as a regular ball number should be indicated as such.
    5. Draws where the bonus ball is excluded as a regular ball number should be indicated as such.
    6. Bonus Ball or Powerball bet types are applicable to the Bonus Ball or Powerball only.
    7. In lotteries where more than one bonus ball is to be drawn, only the first of the bonus balls will count as a winning ball. The other supplementary balls will not be considered a winner.
    8. All Lucky Numbers bets for a specific draw must be placed and confirmed before the first number is drawn. If, for any reason, a bet is placed after the first number is drawn, the bet will be void irrespective of whether it wins or loses.
    9. If a lotto draw time is rescheduled to another time within 24 hours of the advertised time of the draw all bets on that draw will stand.
    10. If a lotto draw time is rescheduled by more than 24 hours of the advertised time of the draw all bets on that draw will be deemed void.
    11. If, for any reason, all the details necessary to settle any market for a specific draw cannot be obtained within 48 hours then all bets on that market will be void.
    12. If the specified number of balls to be drawn is changed all bets on that draw will be void.
    13. If the specified number of balls available is changed all bets on that draw will be void.
    14. All of the selected numbers need to be drawn in order for the bet to win. For example, if a customer selects 4 numbers and 3 or less of those balls are drawn, there is no payout. Likewise with 2 and 3 numbers.

    2.1.2 Lottery types

    All Lucky Numbers lotteries a customer bets on are divided into two groups: Standard type and Powerball type lotteries.

    • Standard type lotteries may or may not have a Bonus Ball option. In those lotteries that have a bonus ball option, the bonus ball is selected from the main set of balls after the draw of regular balls has been finalised.
    • In the Powerball type lotteries, the Bonus Ball or “Powerball” should be drawn from a secondary set of balls which may have a different number of balls to the main ball set. The following draws are considered as Powerball type lotteries: Australia Powerball, French Loto, Greece Joker, India Thunderball, South Africa Powerball, South Africa Powerball Plus, Switzerland Powerball, UK Thunderball, USA Mega Millions and USA Powerball.

    2.1.3 Standard type lottery markets

    For resulting purposes and unless otherwise stated, the Bonus Ball, if applicable, will count towards the 1, 2, 3 and 4 Number bet selections.

    The following markets are offered on the Standard type lottery draws:

    1. 1 Number – a bet to predict 1 ball number drawn in a lottery draw;
    2. 2 Numbers – a bet to predict 2 ball numbers drawn in a lottery draw;
    3. 3 Numbers – a bet to predict 3 ball numbers drawn in a lottery draw;
    4. 4 Numbers – a bet to predict 4 ball numbers drawn in a lottery draw;
    5. Bonus Ball – a bet to predict the bonus ball number drawn;
    6. Bonus Ball Low / High – a bet to predict the value of the bonus ball number being within the low or high half of the ball set it’s drawn from. If the ball set does not split evenly and the “middle” ball is drawn then all bets on this market will lose. For example, the bonus ball will be drawn from a set of 49 balls then the low numbers are from 1 to 24 and high numbers are from 26 to 49. In this case, number 25 is the bookmaker’s ball and all bets on high-low will be losers if number 25 is drawn as the bonus ball;
    7. Bonus Ball Odd / Even – a bet to predict the bonus ball number being either odd or even;
    8. Bonus Ball Single – a bet to predict the bonus ball being a single digit number, i.e., 1 to 9.

    2.1.4 Powerball type lottery markets

    In the Powerball type lotteries, the Bonus Ball or Powerball will be drawn from the secondary set of balls. For resulting purpose, the Bonus Ball or Powerball does NOT count towards the 1, 2, 3 and 4 Number bet selections.

    The following markets are offered on the Powerball type lottery draws:

    1. 1 Number – a bet to predict 1 ball number drawn in a lottery draw. The selected number must be drawn from the main set of balls in order to win;
    2. 2 Numbers – a bet to predict 2 ball numbers drawn in a lottery draw. All selected numbers must be drawn from the main set of balls in order to win;
    3. 3 Numbers – a bet to predict 3 ball numbers drawn in a lottery draw. All selected numbers must be drawn from the main set of balls in order to win;
    4. 4 Numbers – a bet to predict 4 ball numbers drawn in a lottery draw. All selected numbers must be drawn from the main set of balls in order to win;
    5. 1 Number + Bonus Ball – to predict 1 ball number to be drawn from the main set of balls and the bonus ball number in order to win;
    6. 2 Number + Bonus Ball – a bet to predict 2 ball numbers to be drawn from the main set of balls and the bonus ball number in order to win;
    7. 3 Number + Bonus Ball – a bet to predict 3 ball numbers to be drawn from the main set of balls and the bonus ball number in order to win;
    8. Bonus Ball – a bet to predict the bonus ball number drawn;
    9. Bonus Ball Low / High – a bet to predict the value of the bonus ball number being within low or high half of the ball set it’s drawn from. If the ball set does not split evenly and the “middle” ball is drawn then all bets on this market will lose. For example, the bonus ball will be drawn from a set of 49 balls then the low numbers are from 1 to 24 and high numbers are from 26 to 49. In this case, number 25 is the bookmaker’s ball and all bets on high-low will be losers if number 25 is drawn as the bonus ball;
    10. Bonus Ball Odd / Even – a bet to predict the bonus ball number being either odd or even;
    11. Bonus Ball Single – a bet to predict the bonus ball being a single digit number, i.e., 1 to 9.

    2.1.5 Lottery names and options

    # Lottery name Draw type Has bonus ball? Bonus ball draw type Lottery type
    1 AUSTRALIA – POWERBALL 6 / 40 Yes 1 / 20 Powerball
    2 AUSTRIA – LOTTO 6 / 45 Yes 1 / 45 Standard
    3 BELGIUM – LOTTO 6 / 45 Yes 1 / 45 Standard
    4 CANADA – ATLANTIC 6 / 49 Yes 1 / 49 Standard
    5 CANADA – BC 6 / 49 Yes 1 / 49 Standard
    6 CANADA – MAIN – 6/49 6 / 49 Yes 1 / 49 Standard
    7 CANADA – ONTARIO 6 / 49 Yes 1 / 49 Standard
    8 CANADA – QUEBEC 6 / 49 Yes 1 / 49 Standard
    9 CANADA – WESTERN 6 / 49 Yes 1 / 49 Standard
    10 FRANCE – LOTO 5 / 49 Yes 1 / 10 Powerball
    11 GERMANY – LOTTO 6/49 6 / 49 No N / A Standard
    12 GREECE – JOKER 5 / 45 Yes 1 / 20 Powerball
    13 GREECE – LOTTO 6 / 49 Yes 1 / 49 Standard
    14 HONG KONG – MARK 6 6 / 49 Yes 1 / 49 Standard
    15 INDIA – JALDI 5 5 / 36 No N / A Standard
    16 INDIA – SUPER 6/49 6 / 49 No N / A Standard
    17 INDIA – THUNDERBALL 5 / 42 Yes 1 / 15 Powerball
    18 IRELAND – LOTTO PLUS-1 6 / 47 Yes 1 / 47 Standard
    19 IRELAND – LOTTO PLUS-2 6 / 47 Yes 1 / 47 Standard
    20 IRELAND – MAIN 6 / 47 Yes 1 / 47 Standard
    21 JAPAN – LOTO 6 6 / 43 Yes 1 / 43 Standard
    22 LITHUANIA – JEGA 6 / 30 Yes 1 / 30 Standard
    23 MAURITIUS – LOTERIE 6 / 40 No N / A Standard
    24 NZL – LOTTO 6/40 6 / 40 Yes 1 / 40 Standard
    25 POLAND – DAILY MINI 5 / 42 No N / A Standard
    26 POLAND – MAIN 6/49 6 / 49 No N / A Standard
    27 POLAND – PLUS 6/49 6 / 49 No N / A Standard
    28 RSA – LOTTO 6 / 52 Yes 1 / 52 Standard
    29 RSA – LOTTO PLUS 1 6 / 52 Yes 1 / 52 Standard
    30 RSA – LOTTO PLUS 2 6 / 52 Yes 1 / 52 Standard
    31 RSA – POWERBALL 5 / 50 Yes 1 / 20 Powerball
    32 RSA – POWERBALL PLUS 5 / 50 Yes 1 / 20 Powerball
    33 RUSSIA – AM GOSLOTO 6/45 6 / 45 No N / A Standard
    34 RUSSIA – PM GOSLOTO 6/45 6 / 45 No N / A Standard
    35 RUSSIA – PM GOSLOTO 6/45 6 / 45 No N / A Standard
    36 SPAIN – DAILY – 6/49 6 / 49 Yes 1 / 49 Standard
    37 SPAIN – MAIN – 6/49 6 / 49 Yes 1 / 49 Standard
    38 SWEDEN – LOTTO 1 – 1ST 7 NO’S 7 / 35 No N / A Standard
    39 SWEDEN – LOTTO 2 – 1ST 7 NO’S 7 / 35 No N / A Standard
    40 TURKEY – LOTTO 6 / 49 No N / A Standard
    41 UNITED KINGDOM – 49S – LUNCH 6 / 49 Yes 1 / 49 Standard
    42 UNITED KINGDOM – 49S – TEA 6 / 49 Yes 1 / 49 Standard
    43 UNITED KINGDOM – THUNDERBALL 5 / 39 Yes 1 / 14 Powerball
    44 AUSTRALIA – LOTTO 6/45 6 / 45 Yes 1 / 45 Standard
    45 IRELAND – DAILY MILLION (AFTERNOON) 6 / 39 Yes 1 / 39 Standard
    46 IRELAND – DAILY MILLION (EVENING) 6 / 39 Yes 1 / 39 Standard
    47 IRELAND – DAILY MILLION PLUS (AFTERNOON) 6 / 39 Yes 1 / 39 Standard
    48 IRELAND – DAILY MILLION PLUS (EVENING) 6 / 39 Yes 1 / 39 Standard
    49 ZIMBABWE – LOTTO 6/45 6 / 45 Yes 1 / 45 Standard
    50 ITALY – SUPERENALOTTO 6 / 90 Yes 1 / 90 Standard
    51 BRAZIL – MEGA SENA 6 / 60 No N / A Standard
    52 UNITED STATES – NEW YORK LOTTO 6 / 59 Yes 1 / 59 Standard
    53 FINLAND – EURO JACKPOT 5 / 50 No N / A Standard
    54 FRANCE – EUROMILLIONS 5 / 50 No N / A Standard
    55 UNITED STATES – POWERBALL 5 / 69 Yes 1 / 26 Powerball
    56 SWITZERLAND – POWERBALL 6 / 42 Yes 1 / 6 Powerball
    57 UNITED STATES – MEGAMILLIONS 5 / 75 Yes 1 / 15 Powerball

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