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This is not a scam: South Africans can now place bets on Lottoland

Lottoland’s first big payout was to a German woman who won €90m online

Image: 123RF/Aaron Amat

You have probably heard about the enormous payouts that can be won in overseas lotteries, ranging from EuroJackpot and EuroMillions, to the US Mega Millions and US PowerBall. When converted into rand, these wins can run into billions.

The good news for South Africans is that with the recent launch of Lottoland here, you can now place fixed odds bets on those, and many of the world’s largest draws.

Lottoland’s first big payout was to a German woman who won 90m in her online bet placed in the EuroJackpot — a favourite draw among Europeans. 

This is her true, rags-to-riches Cinderella story: 

From humble beginnings, Christina worked as a cleaner in Germany before she placed her online bet with Lottoland. On June 1 2018 she won 90m in the EuroJackpot draw. That same year Lottoland received the Guinness World Record for Christina's payout as "the largest online gambling win in history".

Christina was flown to Lottoland's headquarters in Gibraltar where she received specialist counselling from financial advisers and psychologists. Her winnings were paid into her bank account right away, she resigned from her job and yes, you guessed right, she didn't ever have to be a cleaner again and her life was never the same.

You too can bet online 24/7, from anywhere, with draws and wins every week, every day, every hour and even every four minutes! Even though these wins can run into multi millions, bets start from as little as R1 each. 

So yes, you could also be this lucky. 

  • As a SA citizen, you can now place fixed odds bets in some of the world’s major draws.
  • You stand a chance to win some of the biggest cash prizes on Earth.
  • A win like that is possible with Lottoland SA.

Lottoland payouts are guaranteed as the company is registered and regulated by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. Winnings are converted into rand and paid out into your nominated bank account in SA. 

Lottoland offers more than 30 different products for players to bet on in one easy-to-use online site. These include placing fixed odds bets on products such as EuroJackpot, EuroMillions, US Mega Millions, US PowerBall and many more.

And in the case of products like the EuroJackpot GO! and 6/49 Go!, if you don’t match a single number, you get your money back! That means almost half of all bets will win a prize. Yes this too, is not a scam.


  • Fixed odds betting is when you place a bet on www.lottoland.co.za on the outcome of the numbers that you think will be drawn in a specific local or international draw. 
  • You can therefore indirectly take part in any of these “big win” international draws, without even being in that country.
  • Lottoland does not sell physical tickets — everything is done online. 
  • If you guess correctly, Lottoland will match the main prizes and pay the same amount to you as the official winning lottery draw payout. 


  1. Visit www.lottoland.co.za
  2. Click on the Register button.
  3. Register with e-mail/name/SA ID number/cellphone/address
  4. Click on the Create New Account button.
  5. Once you have successfully registered, choose a product to bet on
  6. Select your chosen numbers.
  7. You will see next to the green button your stake value.
  8. Click Submit.
  9. If you have a promo code for a product enter this in the Enter discount or Promo box.
  10. Click on confirm and proceed.
  11. Choose your method of payment.
  12. There are six options to pay for your bet: Visa/Mastercard/Snap Scan/ Zapper/1Voucher/SID EFT.
  13. Note that Capitec cards don't support betting sites so if you are a Capitec cardholder you can use SID EFT or Snap Scan/Zapper/direct deposit.
  14. You can also do a direct deposit, but this will take 24 hours to reflect in our account and will thus only show in your Lottoland account 24 hours after you make the direct deposit.
  15. How do I claim my winnings? When logged in click on My Account and then on Payout. Click on Add account details ZA.
  16. Your funds will then be transferred into your account. (Usually within 24 to 72 hours).

This article was paid for by Lottoland.