How to Play Sportstake

Do you want to play Sportstake? There are currently 3 Sportstake pools to choose from and bet on. Below we break down how to play them. All sportstake pools are currently played with the National Lottery.

Sportstake 4

The South Africa National Lottery Sportstake product keeps growing and Sportstake 4 is one of the latest betting product offered by the national lottery. Sportstake 4 is quite similar to its predecessors namely Sportstake 13 and Sportstake 8, with the major difference being the number of matches that make up each respective pool.

Sportstake 4 is 4 soccer fixture pool game which features matches from a number of leagues from all over the world including popular ones like the La Liga, Serie A, EPL, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 amongst others, not only are the fixtures limited to leagues, internationals are also part of the Sportstake 4 so you can expect to see matches from major international tournaments such as EUROS, World Cup, AFCON amongst others. It is important to note that these matches are pre-selected for you so you do not have the luxury of making your own selections.
It is important for you to note that you can play Sportstake 4 either at a retail outlet or online, but if you wish to bet online, then you must be fully registered order for your bets to be accepted. In order to play sportstake 4, you must predict the First Half and the Full Time score for all the four matches. The market which is used for Sportstake 4 predictions is the hugely popular 1X2 market, whereby you simply have to choose either a Home Win, Draw or Away Win.
The good thing about Sportstake 4 is that it is quite an affordable pool game to play because a single board entry costs R2.00, However, Sportstake can cost you more if you wish to increase your chances of winning, in order for you to increase your chances of winning, you can select several outcomes for a single event but the implication is that it will increase the amount you would have to pay. Please note that the maximum spend per transaction is R2000.00.
Sportstake 4 gives you two opportunities weekly as the draws come on Mondays and Thursdays.

How to play Sportstake 4

As earlier indicated, you can play sportstake 4 either at a retailer or online;
Playing sportstake 4 at a lottery retailer
Grab a Fixture List for the game and predict the outcome for each of the 4 proposed matches.
Mark your predictions in the tick box for each fixture by using a black pen or pencil.
If you think the match will end in a draw – mark the box with [x]
If you think the match will end with a home win – mark the box with a [1]
If you think the match will end with a home loss/away win – mark the box with a [2]
If you make a mistake, mark the [Cancel box]
Give the lottery retailer teller your slip and make your payment.
The teller will give you a receipt with your chosen numbers.
Mark your name at the back of the receipt to protect your ticket if you are a winner.
A maximum of 3 boards per coupon can be completed for each single fixture outcome wager. You can select multiple outcomes for a match fixture (maximum of 3 outcomes per fixture).

Playing sportstake 4 online

Playing Sportstake 4 is just as as good as doing it at a lottery retailer and the major difference is that when you do it online, you need to register for a betting account. If you are a registered client, you must do the following:
Visit the official Ithuba National Lottery website at https://www.nationallottery.co.za/ and log in.
Click on ‘Sportstake 4’
Make your selections (please note that you can make up to three selections per fixture and this will obviously increase the amount to pay.)
Submit your bet
Payouts and Prize Divisions
In order for you to get a share of the winning pool, you must have managed to at least match 6, 7, or 8 outcomes. Below are the winning categories of Sportstake 4:
Prize Division 1 – Match 8
Prize Division 2 – Match 7
Prize Division 3 – Match 6
Please note that the amount allocated by ITHUBA to the prize fund for payment of Prize(s) for a draw shall be 50% of the net sales of entries made into that draw.

Sportstake 8

Ithuba, which is the National Lottery operator, offers several betting products to South African punters including the Sportstake 8. Sportstake 8 is popular betting product which was introduced by Ithuba in the year 2019, following the success of Sportstake 13. Sportskake 8 is a pool which involves 8 fixtures from various leagues which are provided or selected by the National Lottery and the players must predict the outcomes of both halves (first and second half). The predictions for the Sportstake 8 fixtures are based on the 1X2 markets only.

How does Sportstake 8 work?

Since Sportstake 8 is a one of a kind betting pool, it is very important for you to understand how it works because it is quite different from other pools. Below is a good example of how Sportstake 8 works.
First Half Second Half
Manchester United v Arsenal Manchester United v Arsenal
Celtic v Rangers Celtic v Rangers
Barcelona v Espanyol Barcelona v Espanyol
AC Milan v Napoli AC Milan v Napoli
Sundowns v Baroka FC Sundowns v Baroka FC
Al Ahly v Zamalek Al Ahly v Zamalek
Chelsea v Everton Chelsea v Everton
Real Madrid v Celta Vigo Real Madrid v Celta Vigo
Please note that you must make predictions for all the matches Home and Away, when making the predictions, you need to realise that each half is taken independently, that is to say, when the teams come back for the second half, the scoreline is considered to be 0-0, so for you to win the Sportstake 8 Jackpot, a total of 16 predictions have to be correct, that is 8 first half predictions and 8 second half predictions. With Sportstake 13, you can win by merely guessing but with Sportstake 8, there is need for you to do some research on the teams you are betting for , For example some teams are slow starters and the usually lose the first half only for them to come back strongly on the second half whilst other teams lead at the half only to lose in the second half.

How to play Sportstake 8

You can play Sportstake 8 by visiting various Ithuba agents spread across South Africa including big supermarkets like Shoprite and PicknPay or you can play online on the National Lotteries website https://www.nationallottery.co.za. Playing a single Sportstake board will cost you R2 and if you wish to play a Multi-Play, the number of boards you play will be calculated by R2, that is, you will pay R16 if you play 8 boards.
In order to play Sportstake 8 at any of the Ithuba agents, you need to get hold of the fixture which will be at a designated place and make your predictions on ALL the matches on the fixture by predicting either the first half result or the second half result. You must mark your preferred prediction by ticking either with a pen or pencil on the mark box and in the event that you make a mistake, you need to mark the ‘Cancel Box’ which is on the betslip. Once you are satisfied with your selections , you can proceed to give it to the teller who will assist you and give you a receipt which you must safely keep until the draw has been conducted. Please be sure to write your name at the back of your receipt.
In the event that you are not confident with your selections or maybe you just want to enhance your chances, you can make use of the propick feature which will generate boards for you based on random selections and many people have won Sportstake 13 using this amazing feature.
To play Sportstake 8 online, you must be registered with the National Lotteries , something you can easily do on their website by clicking on the ‘Register’ button. After registering you need to fund your account to start playing.
How many draws does Sportstake 8 has?
Sportstake 8 has a total of three lists every week on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday with draws for these lists taking place on Wednesday , Saturday and Monday respectively so there are many opportunities to win the Sportstake 8.
Sportstake 8 Prize Divisions
In order for you to win the jackpot, all your predictions must be correct, however, you can still win even if you miss the jackpot prize because there are 4 prize divisions which means that the jackpot will be shared amongst people who predict correctly 13 or more outcomes out of the 16 outcomes. The prizes are allocated this way:
Prize Division Prize Division Pool Percentage
16 Matches 40%
15 Matches 20%
14 Matches 15%
13 Matches 25%
How to collect your Sportstake 8 winnings?
You can collect your winnings from various places depending on how much you have won. You can claim prizes up to R2000 from your retail outlets, If you have won between R2000 and R50 000, you can claim your prizes at your nearest Post Office and prizes above R50 000 must be claimed at the Ithuba offices.

Sportstake 13

Sportstake 13 is the first sports pool to be launched by the South African national lottery, and due to the fact that Sportstake 13 was a huge success, the National Lottery later introduced other Sportstake products including Sportstake 8 and Sportstake 4, but what exactly is Sportstake 13. SportStake 13 is a soccer pool competition whereby a player has to predict the outcome of each of 13 predetermined soccer fixtures in order to win money from a prize pool. The soccer fixtures that form a Sportstake 13 pool are taken from various leagues such as La Liga, EPL, Bundesliga and several others and the prediction for all the matches should be on the popular 1X2 betting market.

How to play Sportstake 13?

Sportstake 13 is quite an easy game to play, it is first important to note that you can play either online or at a lottery retailer including betting houses, supermarkets amongst other places. When playing Sportstake, you must first find a fixture list which is usually published on the National Lottery website and then complete an entry form with your expected predictions.
When you get hold of the entry form, you will notice that it has a total of 13 lines, one for each game. On each line, there are three boxes marked “1”, “X” and “2” and these represents Home Win, Draw and Away Win respectively, when making your selections, you must mark the option you are backing, in the event that you make a mistake, you need to mark the ‘Cancel Box’ which is on the betslip.
Sportstake 13 is an affordable pool game to play because it costs only R2 per board but if it happens that you wish to further enhance your chances of winning, it will cost you more. In order to enhance your chances of winning, you can make more than one selection on selected fixtures, For example, you can back a team to either win or draw, or back either team winning. What this means is that you would have a second entry into the prize pool, and the price of that ticket is multiplied by the price of a ticket (R2). So the cost to enter would now be R4, Please note that the more selections, the more the stake you will have to pay. The maximum cost of a bet slip entry is R2000.
The final outcome of the match is defined as the score after 90 minutes of normal play and extra time (where a match goes to extra time) but a penalty shootout is not considered. If you are not confident with your selections, you can make use of ProPick when selections are randomly made for you by an intelligent system, it is important to note that neither method of making selections has an advantage over another.
How many draws does Sportstake 13 has?
Sportstake 13 has a total of two lists every week on Sunday and Thursday with draws for these lists taking place on Monday and Friday before 09:00.
Sportstake 13 Prize Divisions
In order for you to win the Sportstake 13 jackpot, all your predictions must be correct, however, you can still win even if you miss the jackpot prize because there are 4 prize divisions which means that the jackpot will be shared amongst people who predict correctly 10 or more outcomes out of the 13 outcomes. The following table sets forth the probability of winning and the allocation of the Pool Fund:
Prize Division Odds of winning per Board Pool Fund
1 1: 1 594 323 30%
2 1: 62 320 15%
3 1: 5 110 20%
4 1: 697 35%:
How to collect your Sportstake 13 winnings?
You can collect your winnings from various places depending on how much you have won. You can claim prizes up to R2000 from your retail outlets, If you have won between R2000 and R50 000, you can claim your prizes at your nearest Post Office and prizes above R50 000 must be claimed at the Ithuba offices.

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