Play progressives at our jackpot casino for a decent shot at hitting the jackpot! Enjoy better odds at Thunderbolt Casino.

Every South African dreams about winning the lotto… Whether it’s the National Lottery or the Power Ball, millions across the nation eagerly await the results of the draws in the hopes of striking it lucky one day. Instead of hoping and dreaming, we have a better option – and that is to play progressives at our jackpot casino!

Our progressive jackpot casino isn’t content with 60 odd million South Africans. Instead, our games are network-linked with other SpinLogic casinos, which does mean thousands are gunning for the same pot, but… there’s a ‘but’.

Unlike playing the National Lottery or Powerball where you have to precisely match the six or so numbers in the draw for a shot at retirement, most of the progressives at our jackpot casino for South Africa are triggered randomly. This might sound like a negative – but hey, do you know what the odds are of winning the lotto?  So let's read on and get the scoop on how best to play jackpot casino games....

The Odds of Winning the Lotto in SA

We’ll tell you what the odds are of winning a jackpot casino game. It’s an estimated staggering 1:20,358,520! In other words, you have a one in a twenty million three hundred fifty-eight thousand five hundred twenty. Those are a lot of words because it’s a big number which means very, very small odds of winning.

What are the Chances of Winning at Our Jackpot Casino?

Although answering this question with absolute certainty is very difficult, we can say that you’ll have better luck at winning at our progressive jackpot casino. Firstly, it’s important to note the two different types of progressive jackpots at Thunderbolt Casino:

  1. Randomly Triggered Progressive Jackpots
  2. Game Result-Driven Progressive Jackpots

One thing that both jackpot types have in common is that you need to bet max to qualify for the top prize pot. That said, the one means that the jackpot can trigger at any given moment – usually at the conclusion of a regular winning spin – or it can be results-driven. That means you need a specific symbol combination in slots or a certain hand ranking in progressive poker.

Another factor that will influence your chances of winning at our jackpot casino is whether the prize pool is linked. You get two types of progressives in that regard at Thunderbolt:

  1. Network linked – this means participating SpinLogic Casinos share the same jackpot
  2. In-house jackpots – these are jackpots that are exclusive to Thunderbolt Casino

Statistically, you have a better shot at the pot when you play jackpot casino games with in-house pots at our jackpot casino because fewer players are contending for the prize. If you want a quick shot at an easy, albeit smaller prize pot, why not opt-in for our lobby jackpot? It has a high-hit frequency, so you could easily be the lucky recipient more than once!

Popular Progressives at Our Jackpot Casino

If frequent small pots don’t tickle your fancy, you can play for one of the mega pots at Thunderbolt jackpot casino South Africa. We offer a great variety of progressive jackpot games, including progressive slots and poker. Here are a few popular options with lifechanging prizes:

  • Aztec’s Millions – This is one of the most famous SpinLogic progressives, featuring a 5-reel, 25-payline slot with an ancient Aztec theme. The game has wilds, scatters, free spins, and multipliers, but the main attraction is the random jackpot that starts at $1 million and can grow to astronomical heights. To win it, you need to land five Aztec’s Millions symbols on an active payline.
  • Jackpot Piñatas – This is another SpinLogic progressive slot with a festive Mexican theme. The game has 5 reels and 20 paylines, and offers wilds, scatters, free spins, and a bonus round where you can smash piñatas for cash prizes. The jackpot is triggered by landing five Bull Piñata symbols on a payline, and it starts at $250,000.
  • Spirit of the Inca – This is a unique SpinLogic progressive slot that has 5 jackpots with boiling points. The game has 5 reels and 25 paylines, and features an Incan theme with wilds, scatters, free spins, and expanding wilds. The jackpots are triggered randomly when they reach their boiling points, which range from $100,000 to $300,000.
  • Cleopatra’s Gold – This is a classic SpinLogic progressive slot with an Egyptian theme. The game has 5 reels and 20 paylines, and offers wilds, scatters, free spins, and multipliers. The jackpot is won by landing five Cleopatra symbols on a payline, and it starts at $100,000.
  • Megasaur – This is a dinosaur-themed SpinLogic progressive slot with 5 reels and 25 paylines. The game has wilds, scatters, free spins, and a feature guarantee that ensures you trigger the free spins after a certain number of spins. The jackpot is won by landing five Volcano symbols during the free spins, and it starts at $1 million.
  • Let 'Em Ride – This is a SpinLogic progressive poker game that is based on five-card stud. The game has a standard 52-card deck, and you need to make the best poker hand possible with three cards dealt to you and two community cards. You can raise your bet after seeing each card, or let it ride. The jackpot is won by getting a royal flush, and it starts at $10,000.
  • Caribbean Stud Poker – This is another SpinLogic progressive poker game that is based on five-card stud. The game has a standard 52-card deck, and you need to beat the dealer’s hand with your five cards. You can place a side bet to qualify for the jackpot, which is won by getting a royal flush. The jackpot starts at $100,000 and can grow to millions.

While it can be fun to play the lotto, you have better odds of being bitten by a shark than you have of winning! Those odds are still one in almost four million – so don’t go cancelling your summer Durbs trip just yet. We’re simply suggesting that you take your chances at our very own jackpot casino South Africa!

Improbable Events Odds Vs Hitting the Lotto

To those who aren’t convinced, we’ve compiled a list of improbable events that are more likely to occur than winning the lotto! Check this out:

  • The possibility of a human being reaching 100 years old is one in four.
  • Your chances of wishing on a four-leaf clover are greater, with odds of finding one being one in 10,000.
  • You have a one in 54,093 chance of dying from a bee or wasp sting, even if you aren’t allergic.
  • Even though South Africa has highly venomous black mambas, Cape cobras and other snakes, your probability of dying from a bite is one in 100,000.
  • One meteor strikes earth each year, with one in 700,000 odds of a person being hit by one.
  • You even have a greater likelihood of being struck by lightning, with odds of one in 10,000,000!

See? Thunderbolt jackpot casino not only gives you half decent odds of winning a prize when playing one of our progressives, but you’ll also have a lekker time doing so. Apart from our jackpots, we have loads of other ways to keep you entertained – from our games to our promos.

Plus, while we can’t guarantee the odds of winning, you definitely won’t be competing against the millions of South African adults who punt their wishes away every week. Even with a massive growing gaming community, our jackpot casino offers better odds, hands down!