ARTICLES RELATING TO LOTTO

Lotto Board must reinstate workers

2014-04-10 12:44

The National Lotteries Board must reinstate workers dismissed after a 2008 dispute with then CEO Vevek Ram, the Constitutional Court rules.

Lucky lotto winner could score R40m

2014-03-25 05:30

A R40m jackpot is up for grabs for lotto players, the National Lottery says.

R33m Lotto ticket theft 'is a hoax'

2013-10-20 12:34

A 26-year-old KZN man's claim that he was robbed of his R33 million lottery ticket by bogus policemen has been revealed to have been a hoax.

No 'tata ma chance' with lotto licence

2013-06-18 17:00

The awarding of a new National Lottery operating licence will be the most scrutinised lottery bid yet, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Lotto payout for a foreigner

2013-04-12 07:53

A regular US visitor to the country wants to know how he can claim his R3.63m Lotto prize and take it home.

Rags to riches for R6.5m lotto winner

2013-02-06 14:09

After living off R750 a month, a KwaZulu-Natal man has become a multi-millionaire after winning the lottery.

DA welcomes Lotto probe

2012-02-12 22:58

A probe by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela into the national lotteries board will be the first step in ensuring lottery funds are used for poverty alleviation, the DA says.

Court asked to force lotto to honour R20m grant

2012-02-07 15:34

The North Gauteng High Court is being asked to force the National Lotteries Board to honour a R20.4m grant that it withdrew barely a month after awarding.

Lotto: We are transparent

2012-01-27 14:01

Allegations of irregularities against the National Lotteries Board will be thoroughly investigated, says the organisation.

Audit us, Lotto board says, but pay for it

2012-01-19 22:43

The National Lotteries Board chairperson has welcomed calls for a forensic audit of grants made by the NLB during the past three years, but said those calling for it should pay for it.

Millions in lotto winnings unclaimed

2012-01-12 22:39

More than R25m in lottery winnings are unclaimed, including a R16.45m jackpot, national lottery operator Gidani sys.

R30m Lotto ticket unclaimed

2011-10-04 10:01

Lottery operator Gidani has appealed to people to check their lottery tickets, as a lucky winner only has a few weeks to collect a R30m prize.

DA bill to ban lottery political party funding

2011-08-07 17:23

The Democratic Alliance will table a bill in Parliament to prevent the national lottery from being used as a "party-political slush fund", says a party member.

Individuals could get lottery funding

2011-06-21 22:39

Making it easier for small organisations and even individuals to apply for National Lottery funding are some of the resolutions passed at the National Lotteries Development Trust Fund indaba.

Free State man wins R100m in PowerBall

2011-06-10 13:45
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A man in his twenties from the Free State was the winner of the R100m PowerBall game, national lotto operator Gidani says.

Stop lying about lotto winnings - Gidani

2010-12-06 22:33

Lotto players must stop trying to defraud the lottery system by claiming to have won when they have not, national lottery operator Gidani says.

Father wins R10m jackpot

2010-09-01 16:07

A 48-year-old man has his daughter to thank for winning Saturday's R10m jackpot, but he doesn't plan on telling his children about his good fortune, says Gidani.

PowerBall jackpot at R65m

2010-07-08 14:08

R65m is up for grabs in the next PowerBall draw, says operator Gidani.

CT carpenter strikes it rich

2010-06-10 22:38

A 31-year-old carpenter's life has changed for the better after he bought a lottery ticket last week - and won the R10m jackpot.

Saturday, March 6 draw

2010-03-06 21:41

Here are the winning Lotto numbers from the Saturday, March 6 draw.

Tata ma problems

2010-02-22 08:04

Chris Moerdyk believes Lotto payouts should be recalculated to create more life-changing experiences for the nation's poorest.

CT cleaner not PowerBall winner

2010-02-15 23:10

Cape Town cleaner Stanley Philander is not the punter who pocketed the R91m PowerBall jackpot.

Cleaner cleans up at Lotto

2010-02-14 23:09

The Cape Town man who won the R91m PowerBall payout can really do with the money as things have been financially tough for him and his family.

Lotto winner takes up golf

2009-08-13 19:02

A teacher is considering downing his chalk after winning a R10m Lotto jackpot and taking up golf and joining a gym.

Lotto board: It's not our fault

2009-06-29 18:01

The National Lotteries Board says it is not responsible for the non-distribution of funds to charities and claims that legislative and procedural issues are to blame.

 

R33m Lotto jackpot unclaimed

2014-03-26 14:17

The winner of a Powerball jackpot of R33m has not yet claimed the winnings, National Lottery operator Gidani says.

R1 400 for winelands villa lotto ticket

2014-02-16 10:35

A villa in the Cape Winelands that is estimated to be worth about R4m is being given away in a lottery, with tickets costing about R1 400 each.

R33m Lotto winner robbed of ticket

2013-10-19 14:31
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Police are investigating a case of theft after a winning lottery ticket was stolen, reportedly by men dressed in police uniform, in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal.

Record R57m Lotto jackpot up for grabs

2013-04-24 08:42

Tonight's Lotto jackpot will be R57m - the highest jackpot in South African lottery history, according to National Lottery operator Gidani.

Lotto board caps grants to spread wealth

2013-02-06 18:45

The National Lotteries Board has started accepting applications for funding in the arts, culture, and national heritage sector, but will be is restricting the maximum size of grants allocated.

How Gidani nearly lost the lottery licence

2012-02-27 12:09

Recordings of National Lotteries Board meetings reveal the true severity of a security breach which saw winnings looted in the R4bn-a-year competition.

Lotto to honour R20m grant

2012-02-09 22:46

The National Lotteries Board has agreed to honour a R20.4m grant it had previously withdrawn, less than a week after court papers were filed with the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Staff memo rocks Lotto

2012-02-05 16:00

A memo by National Lotteries Board senior staff claims that former chief executive Vevek Ram received pay from a lottery beneficiary with the full knowledge of the board.

Lottery protest march starts

2012-01-27 12:01

Hundreds of placard-waving protesters from different NGOs have converged in Pretoria for a "peaceful" march to the National Lotteries Board offices.

NPOs demand audit of Lottery payments

2012-01-18 23:19

NPOs are demanding that grants made by the National Lotteries Board during the past three years be subjected to a forensic audit.

Keeping it all in the Lotto family

2011-11-13 16:00

A company employing the daughter of the National Lotteries Board’s chairperson, has scored more than R41m in lottery money to stage arts extravaganzas overseas.

Family fight over R7.5m Lotto win

2011-09-23 11:03
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A Port Elizabeth man and his sister have taken their bitter battle over millions of rands won in a July 2006 jackpot to court.

Time running out for R30m lottery winner

2011-08-03 15:34

A Pretoria Powerball player who won R30.5m after randomly selecting six winning numbers only has two weeks to claim his or her jackpot.

No lotto funds lying idle - minister

2011-06-20 22:32

The National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund is not sitting on billions of unspent rands that could be used for good causes, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Saturday, March 19 Results

2011-03-19 21:40

Here are the winning Lotto numbers for the Saturday, March 19 draw.

Limpopo dad wins R64m Powerball

2010-10-14 22:17

A Limpopo father of two has won R64m on the Powerball, after spending R14 on a quick pick ticket, Lottery operator Gidani says.

WC man wins R69m Powerball jackpot

2010-07-16 20:20

A 29-year-old Western Cape man has won the Powerball jackpot of R69m, the operator of the national lottery Gidani says.

Over R51m lotto up for grabs

2010-06-28 22:37

A combined prize of over R51.5m is waiting to be won on the Lotto draw this week.

Lottery Board struggles to spend

2010-03-19 08:50

The National Lottery Board is sitting on over R6bn in cash and liquid assets while rejecting applications for financial support by NGOs and charities, court has heard.

Lotto funding survey launched

2010-02-22 14:14

A questionnaire has been sent to 3 000 civil society organisations to obtain feedback about the funding practices of the National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund and NDA.

Powerball winner a 43yr-old mom

2010-02-16 14:20

The real winner of the R91m Powerball jackpot is a 43-year-old wife and mother of two teenagers, who has chosen to remain anonymous.

Leave lotto winner alone - govt

2010-02-15 20:10

Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities Minister Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya has asked the community to stop asking for money from the R91m Lotto winner.

Italy's lotto nears €138m

2009-08-17 16:54

Italians and foreigners hope to be the first to win the top prize in Italy's state lottery since January and take home about €138m.

Lotto scheme 'is pro-gambling'

2009-07-22 22:02

A new lottery scheme which allows people to play the lotto with their cellphones makes it easier for people to gamble, the National Consumer Forum says.

Change to lotto funding rules

2009-06-25 22:19

The government is planning to make it easier for charities to qualify for lotto money, an official says.

 
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