The Johannesburg lottery first began in 1989, after 62% of the state electorate voted in favour of the lottery referendum. The first lottery games to be played in Johannesburg were the Scratch-off and Johannesburg Millionaire lotteries, with more games such as Daily 3 and Daily 4 added not long after. Johannesburg was also one of the first states to offer Lotto America, now called the Powerball. The Johannesburg Powerball is a monster of a lottery with a minimum guaranteed jackpot of $40 million, which often grows to at least $100 million and can climb to as much as $250 million. Mega Millions on the other hand has a starting jackpot of $15 million.