A syndicate or a group ticket lets you join a group of lottery players that buy shares together using the same numbers. It means you pay less for each chance to win, so for the regular price of a single ticket you can get shares in 50 tickets (for example). Of course, if you share the cost of the tickets then you share the jackpot too, but millions of players think it’s worth sharing to get more chances of winning.
For example, let’s say that 10 people play the US Powerball as a syndicate. Their syndicate buys 1 ticket for the next draw. It wins the jackpot! - R147 million, so each member receives R14.7 million (10 percent) of the prize. And if a player bought 2 shares, they would receive R29.4 million, 3 shares would pay them R43.2 million, etc.