How to Watch South African Lottery Draws on TV and Online

If you’ve got a ticket for a South African National Lottery draw, you can find out if your numbers have matched the winning numbers by watching the results on television. Tune in to the channel that is covering the latest Lotto or PowerBall draw and you’ll be able to discover instantly if you’ve landed that jackpot or another prize. Draws in South Africa are conducted using a random number generator rather than a traditional ball machine, but you'll still see a video of the numbers being picked one at a time.

When and Where to Watch Lotto and PowerBall Draws

Lotto draws take place twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays, alongside Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 draws. The results for all three are shown on SABC 2. PowerBall and PowerBall Plus draws are broadcast on DStv. You can also see these draws on the YouTube channel of National Lottery operator Ithuba. Find out the times in the table below:

National Lottery Game TV Channel Time You Can Watch
Lotto Plus 1 and
Lotto Plus 2
Ithuba's YouTube Channel
8:57pm SAST on Wednesday and Saturday
PowerBall and
PowerBall Plus
Msansi Magic
Newzroom Afrika
Ithuba’s YouTube Channel
8:58pm SAST on Tuesday and Friday

How can I watch Daily Lotto draws?

While there is no TV broadcast (or YouTube video upload) of the Daily Lotto draws in South Africa, it is still possible to get the thrill of the draw and watch online. Once the results are published, you can watch the Daily Lotto numbers appear at