The process of playing LottoPawa is quite simple. You can buy a ticket and pay for it in seconds. This page explains how to play online.
But if you do not have an internet connection, or do not have a smartphone or laptop at your disposal, you can also use a standard phone and play via USSD (dial *463# and follow the instructions). For more details on how to buy your ticket and play LottoPawa via USSD, please read this article.
To play online, first create a customer account:
- Click the “Register” button in the top right corner
- Enter your phone number and click the button below to receive a one-time password via SMS to your phone
- Enter that one-time-password in the OTP field
- Set your own personal password, then log in to your account.
Now create your first ticket:
- Click to select your lucky numbers in the numbers picker box (select 6 out of 49, and 1 Pawa number – or use the quick pick function)
- If you want, you can add more “lines” (numbers combinations) at a price of KSh 60 each
- Select how many draws the ticket should participate in (the default is one draw). The total price will be calculated as follows: KSh 60 multiplied by the number of lines, multiplied by the number of draws.
- Click on “Continue”
- Enter the phone number of your M-PESA account
- Next, a message will appear on your mobile phone, prompting you to enter your M-PESA pin. Enter the pin and confirm the payment.
- Right after that, a confirmation SMS will be sent to your phone.
That SMS will contain:
- an ID number for the order,
- the date or dates of the draw (or draws) the ticket participates in
- the numbers you picked
Now all you have to wait for the draw to see how much you have won!
Depositing funds for later use
Once you have your LottoPawa customer account set up, you can also make a deposit without buying a ticket right away.
The deposit will increase the balance of your player wallet. Using that balance, they can later buy tickets without having to go through the M-PESA payment process.
And by the way, your winnings will also be credited to your player wallet.