Tonight's Powerball jackpot stands at a guaranteed estimated jackpot of R180 million - the biggest ever in the National Lottery history.
As there was no winner for Wednesday's R165 million jackpot, the Powerball has rolled over for the record-breaking amount.
"There is no way in which you can calculate all the possibilities until you get the right one."
Trying to cover any decent percentage of the possibilities in five numbers and one bonus number will just bankrupt you, Lehohla says.
There is one way to increase your odds, he says, and that is pooling together money. But not just by getting friends and family together – you'd need pretty much the entire country involved in your group to get the odds in your favour.
Basically, it is all about luck.
If you are going to try your luck, here's the best way to go about it:
Have a budget and stick to it. The aim is to gain a few extra rands, not lose them, so only buy the number of tickets you can afford.
NB: Hands off the grocery and transport money.
Yes, sometimes winning numbers came from Quick Picks. However, that does not mean Quick Picks have any advantage; randomness just works out that way sometimes. You may as well get the extra entertainment out of making up your own number selections.
There is strength in numbers. The bigger your group, the better.
Pick as many variations as possible. Also, feel free to repeat numbers you have played before. It doesn't really matter, so, again, have fun.
Because no one is born on the 38th day of the 49th month. Your birthday has special properties for you, but not in lotto selections.
Gambling is addictive. Remember, this is just a game.
* Business Insider South Africa has published a previous version of this article.
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