Republic of South Africa Lotto Tips

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The Republic of South Africa Lotto 6/49 started on March 11, 2000 and the game has over 800 drawings, which is more than enough for long-term lotto trend charts.

  • HOW TO PLAY THE GAME: To play South African Lotto, choose six numbers from 1 to 49.
  • COST: Each lotto game board costs R3.50. For an additional cost, a player can also play South Africa Lotto Plus, an extension of the South Africa Lotto game.
  • DRAWINGS: The drawings are held twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday.
  • TO WIN THE GAME: The South Africa Lotto draws the 6 winning numbers plus a bonus number which provides more ways to win if a lotto player misses 1, 2, or 3 of the main numbers and gets the bonus number.
  • ODDS: The odds of winning the first prize RSA Lotto jackpot are one in 13,983,816.
  • JACKPOT PRIZE: The jackpot is $10,000,000.

Gail Howard's Lottery Strategies to Help You Win Republic of South Africa Lotto 6/49

Lottery numbers are randomly drawn. But randomly drawn numbers form patterns that can be tracked and used to our advantage. Having carefully analyzed all the drawings in past lotto results of more than 190 different lotto games worldwide, with histories going back as far as 1955, Gail Howard has verified the following incredibly simple rule:

That which is MOST POSSIBLE happens MOST OFTEN.
That which is LEAST POSSIBLE happens LEAST OFTEN.

The key to Gail Howard's successful lotto number selection methods is playing the probabilities. If you play a pattern that occurs only five percent of the time, you can expect that pattern to lose 95 percent of the time, giving you no chance to win 95 percent of the time. So, don't buck the probabilities.

How to WIN Republic of South Africa Lotto with 8 Easy Lotto Tips



When you select your South African Lotto numbers, try to have a relatively even mix of odd and even numbers. All odd numbers or all even numbers are rarely drawn, occurring less than 3 percent of the time. The best mix is to have 2/4, 4/2 or 3/3 odd/even, which means two odd and four even, or four odd and two even, or three odd and three even. One of these three patterns will occur in 81 percent of the drawings.



Winning numbers are usually spread across the entire number field. If we take a number field and cut it in half, we have the low half and the high half. In a 49-number game like South African 6/49 Lotto, numbers 1 to 25 would be in the low half, and numbers 26 to 49 would be in the high half. All high numbers or all low numbers are rarely drawn, occurring only 3 percent of the time. The best mix is to have 2/4, 4/2 or 3/3 high/low, which means two high and four low, or four high and two low, or three high and three low. Winning number groups with these three patterns occur in 81 percent of all drawings.



Look at a list of past winning numbers for the Republic of South Africa Lotto game, and you'll see, more often than not, that one or more of the number groups is not represented. For example, in the combination 5-14-17-32-38-49, there are no 20's. Tracking and studying Number Groups can help you decide which group to omit and which group to give extra heavy play.



List the number of games skipped (games out) since the last hit (win) for each of the winning numbers during the last five games. Then mark the number of times each skip occurred. If any skip from 0 to 5 did not occur, play the Lotto numbers that are out that many games. (Help working with lotto games skipped.)



After you choose six numbers you want to play, add them together and make sure that the sum of the six numbers adds up to somewhere between 115 and 185. Sums that fall within that range will account for over 70 percent of all lottery jackpots won.



In Republic of South Africa Lotto, on average, one lottery number will be a repeat hit from the last drawing 56 percent of the time.



Numbers that have been out (losers) for five games or less account for about half of the winning numbers drawn. Losing numbers that have been out for seven games or less account for about two-thirds of all the winning numbers. Numbers out ten games or less account for about three-quarters of the six winning numbers. This tells us that hot numbers are more likely to hit, but don't forget to include at least one long shot in your group of 6.



It is difficult to know when a cold number will end a long losing streak. If you play a number every drawing because you think it is due, you could be chasing it for many months. (Number 45 in New York Lotto sat out 100 drawings before it finally hit.) Although, when a number has been out for 70 games or so, it might be worth chasing. Use Advantage Gold charts to follow the trends and play cold numbers only when they have the best chance.

How to Find Winning South Africa Lotto Numbers

Want even more tips to help you pick the winning numbers? Lottery Master Guide and/or Advantage Gold has all the answers for you.

Lottery Master Guide

These free lottery strategies to help you play the game smarter and win the lottery are taken from Gail Howard's lotto book, Lottery Master Guide. This is just a sample, and the book explains ALL of Gail Howard's successful tips for number selection in any game in great detail with examples of patterns shown throughout. It is a great starting place for any lotto player.


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Balanced Wheeling® Systems allow you to bet a large group of numbers (more than 5), play scientific combinations of that group of numbers, and get a specific minimum win guarantee. Balanced Wheels® force all the winning numbers that are in your group to come together to give you at least one prize if some or all of the winning numbers are in your chosen group.

It's true that the more numbers you wheel, the easier it is to trap the winning numbers in your chosen group. But to get the most leverage for your money, the optimum number of numbers to wheel is not more than four or five numbers over HALF the numbers in your game. For the best way to win South Africa Lotto, wheel less than 29 numbers of the 49 number pool. Otherwise, you'll be spending MORE money chasing a SMALLER guaranteed prize. You benefit more by wheeling a carefully selected group of lotto numbers.


Any one wheeling system that covers ALL the numbers in the game is too spread out, making the win guarantee not worth the wager. There are smart ways to wheel all the numbers in the game by using Trap-by-Overlap and other wheeling strategies covered on pages 137 to 142 in the Lottery Master Guide.

Most of Gail Howard's lottery winners used a Balanced Wheel® in addition to her Smart Luck® number selection methods. You can use a FREE interactive Balanced Wheel® System that won multiple jackpots. Read about Gail Howard's lottery winners, too. And when you win a jackpot with Gail Howard's lotto systems, tell us about it so you can be added to Gail Howard's growing list of winners. If you don't want your name publicized, Gail Howard will honor that.

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Save Money by Knowing Lotto Numbers to Avoid

Lotto players who select their lottery numbers thoughtlessly or foolishly are destined to lose even before the drawing takes place. By knowing which number combinations and patterns to avoid, you'll have an advantage over such players—and save money, too.


Many players like to bet the numbers that have won someone else a big jackpot, and by doing so, they are almost guaranteed NOT to win one themselves. In Republic of South Africa Lotto 6/49, with two drawings a week, a set of six numbers has a chance of being drawn once every 134,459 years! This should also answer the question Gail Howard is so often asked, "Shouldn't I keep playing the same set of numbers every week because they are due to hit sometime?"


The majority of Lotto players like to play the calendar numbers, such as birth dates and anniversaries—and their children's ages. This means that the most heavily played numbers are 1 through 31. Republic of South Africa Lotto has 49 numbers. If you play only the calendar numbers, you might be sharing your jackpot with dozens of other winners. It's not to say that you shouldn't play your personal numbers if you feel these lucky numbers are good to play. But Gail Howard recommends that you include a couple of high numbers so you win a prize that's worth something if your numbers do hit a jackpot.

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