Betfred 49's Lotto Review

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Betfred was founded in 1967 by Fred Done - so, it’s fair to say they’ve got some experience. Originally a UK-facing company that started out with betting shops it’s now an international brand with an excellent online presence. Lotto has always been a high priority for Betfred - our UK site ranks Betfred as the #1 UK bookmaker for 49’s lotto.

Betfred launched in South Africa in 2022 with their acquisiton of Phumelela and Betting World South Africa. Through this acquisition Betfred was able to get a great online betting product and an existing set of customers - this all means that Betfred are able to bring their lotto betting products to market very fast in South Africa. So, let’s take a look at how it compares.

You will notice that Betfred has a very wide range of lotteries - all of the favourites including the 49’s, Gosloto and SA Daily. However, Betfred also then has a couple of lotteries not available anywhere else - Fred’s Hourly Powerball and The Nifty Fifty. UK 49’s customers particularly like the Nifty Fifty given the fact that it’s very similar to the 49’s but is drawn more frequently. Both have six ball plus a bonus ball drawn, however, the UK 49’s is from 49 balls and the Nifty Fifty is from 50.


Lottos Offered

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In this category we score companies based on how many lottos are offered.

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Our Opinion

Only 33 lottos available which is considerably less than others such as Supabets (167) or Yesplay (164).


Odds

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In this category we score companies based on how competitive their odds/pay-out/winnings are. i.e. if you place the same winning bet with each company - which one will give the best pay-out?

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Betfred typically is slightly behind other bookmakers in terms of odds


Draws In Advance

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This review category scores on the basis of many draws in advance you can place.

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You cannot bet on draws in advance with Betfred


Usability

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For the Usability score category, we look at how nice and easy it is to deposit and place a bet with each company.

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Easy to use and navigate. Good use of the off-the-shelf sportsbook technology.


Innovative Features

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This category scores the different companies on whether they have developed fresh and innovative features for lottery betting.

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The only bookmaker to create their own Lucky Numbers games - The Nifty Fifty and Fred's Hourly Powerball


Live Chat

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Do the companies have easily accessible and helpful Live Chat?

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Decent live chat functionality and how to videos. Limited FAQs/help pages.


Welcome Offers & Promotions

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In this category we score the different companies on whether they have a Welcome Offer for new lotto customers. If so, how generous is it?

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Currently the highed deposit match + first bet bonus on the market. See our promotions page for more info.


Minimum Bet

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What is the minimum bet you can place? The best score is given for the lowest minimum i.e. maximum choice and flexibility for all customer budgets.

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Bet from R1


Maximum Payout

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The betting companies have max pay-outs. We score them on those in this category.

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Our Opinion

For certain lucky number bets you can get a payout of R100M - which is bigger than all South African bookmakers (at the time of writing)


Data-Free Betting Available?

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Is it possible to use data-free to place a bet? This means you don't pay for the data you use on their website/app.

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OVERALL RATING:

Betfred is ranked #5 out of 8 Lucky Numbers South African bookmakers reviewed

Betfred Lotto Offers
Betfred 49's Odds

Betfred is often best odds for 49s Lotto. Betfred also have a fantastic welcome bonus, which you can see above. Compare All Bookmakers 49s Lotto Odds

Balls Odds (With Bonus Ball) Odds (Without Bonus Ball)
1 Ball 5.5/1 6.5/1
2 Balls 50/1 63/1
3 Balls 400/1 600/1
4 Balls 4000/1 10000/1
5 Balls 50000/1 120000/1
Betfred Payment Methods
Visa Mastercard EFT Secure Ozow OTT 1ForYou Blu Voucher

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Lottos Available at Betfred

UK 49's

SA Daily

Gosloto

France Loto

Greece

Show All Lucky Numbers Available at Betfred (33)

  • Nifty Fifty
  • Fred’s Hourly Powerball
  • Russia Gosloto
  • UK Health 5/50
  • Ghana Lotto 5/90
  • UK 49's Teatime
  • Irish Daily Evening 6/39
  • SA PowerBall Plus
  • SA PowerBall
  • SA Daily Lotto
  • USA Mega Millions (Sat)
  • UK 49's Lunchtime (Sat)
  • Irish Daily Afternoon 6/39 (Sat)
  • France Lotto Plus 5/49 (Sat)
  • French Lotto (Sat)
  • SA Lotto (Sat)
  • SA Lotto Plus 1 (Sat)
  • SA Lotto Plus 2 (Sun)
  • Greek Powerball 5/45 (1)
  • Russian Gosloto 6/45
  • UK Lotto
  • EuroJackpot
  • German Lotto
  • Irish Lotto
  • Australian Powerball
  • South African Powerball
  • French Loto
  • Polish Lotto
  • Swedish Lotto
  • SuperEnalotto
  • Mega-Sena (Brazil)
  • US Powerball
  • Mega Millions (USA)

List above collected on 18/05/23. Check operator for latest information.

Pros
  • One of the best welcome offers for Lucky Numbers. See Above.
  • Over 100 International lotteries/Lucky Numbers available
  • Have their own unique lottos - Nifty Fifty & Fred's Hourly Powerball
  • Data-free available
Cons
  • Always competitive odds, but not always best odds available
  • No iOS or Android app available

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Upcoming Draws:

Starting:

49s Lunchtime

Next Draw: 13:49 SAST

Balls Drawn/Total Balls 49/7
Number Of Weekly Draws: 14
Best Odds for 3 Balls: 751/1
Starting:

Nifty Fifty

Next Draw: 15:30 SAST

Balls Drawn/Total Balls 7/50
Number Of Weekly Draws: 35
Best Odds for 3 Balls: 460/1
Starting:

49s Teatime

Next Draw: 18:49 SAST

Balls Drawn/Total Balls 49/7
Number Of Weekly Draws: 14
Best Odds for 3 Balls: 751/1
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SA Daily

Next Draw: 21:00 SAST

Balls Drawn/Total Balls 5/36
Number Of Weekly Draws: 7
Best Odds for 3 Balls: 551/1