South Africa Pick 3 and Rapido Lotteries Have Ended

The national lottery operator of South Africa, Ithuba, has announced two of its games, Pick 3 and Rapido, have ended with immediate effect from Friday 15th March. The closure of these two lotteries comes off the back of the successful launch of a new game, Daily Lotto.

South Africa Pick 3 and Rapido Lotteries Have Ended

Winners Can Still Claim Prizes

Players can no longer enter Pick 3 or Rapido, but winners still have 365 days from the date of past draws to come forward and claim their prizes even though they have ended. Ithuba has also announced that Pick 3 draws will still be held up to and including 20th March for ticket holders who had already picked their numbers for future draws.

Khensani Mabuza, Ithuba’s corporate relations executive explained how the decision to stop the two games follows on from feedback passed on from its players. She revealed: “The National Lottery players are of vital importance to us and as such, we really take the time to understand what motivates our players to participate in National Lottery games.

“Following extensive market research, our players are looking for a daily game that is more compelling and provides more opportunities to win. It is for this reason that we removed Pick 3 and Rapido and have launched the exciting Daily Lotto game. It is our responsibility as the National Lottery Operator to keep enhancing games, whilst ensuring that we provide an exciting, reinvigorated and progressive game portfolio.”

Daily Lotto has proved popular with the South African public since launching on Sunday 10th March. The jackpot must be won every day in the daily draw and, if no one matches all five numbers to win the top prize, the prize money is rolled down to the next tier. There have been over 230,000 winners across five draws so far, with ticket sales exceeding five million. One player has won the jackpot so far, matching all five numbers on 12th March, and Ithuba has high hopes for its “unique” game over the coming months.

Elsewhere, there is an estimated R29 million South Africa Lotto jackpot to be won in this Saturday’s draw. The jackpot has rolled over for the past eight draws since being won on 13th February, and you can be in with a chance of winning by filling out a playslip from any licensed retailer in South Africa or picking your numbers online. Best of luck!

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Article Last Modified: Friday, 15 March 2019 10:07:36+00:00
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