South African Lottery – R114 Million PowerBall Jackpot Winner
The latest South African lottery news is all about the massive R114 million PowerBall jackpot winner. On Tuesday 26 November one lucky winner found himself a whole lot richer!
South African Wins R114 Million
The R114, 242,816.50 South African lottery jackpot is the fourth highest in the history of the National Lottery. It’s definitely not a sum to be scoffed at! He spent a mere R15 on the winning ticket was bought at Sharp Supermarket in Makhado, Limpopo. The numbers were manually selected: 2, 8, 11, 13, 32, and the PowerBall of 3. Just two days later, the winner stepped forward to claim his prize and stated that he was still in shock and hadn’t slept a wink.
South Africa’s newest millionaire is an unemployed father of two who relied on part-time jobs to make it through. Ithuba’s Winner Services Department has said that their first step will be to offer trauma counselling – such a large win overnight can be incredibly overwhelming! Ithuba aims to help all its large winners with counselling and financial advice in order to get the most out of their winnings. This is also vital in order to enjoy every step of the life changing experience.
Big South African Lottery Winners
Over the last year there have been some really big South African Lottery winners, with Ithuba paying out more than R2.5 billion in 2019.
The highest South African Lottery winner yet was a single player who walked away with R232 million in February. The winner was a blue-collar worker from Cape Town who is in his fifties who won the jackpot after a record-breaking 24 rollovers.
In August this year PowerBall also paid out R141 million to a 50-year-old construction worker. The man and his wife were in Mossel Bay when he bought the ticket. His wife had a dream of him being showered in golden particles and convinced him to try his luck. This win was the third largest South African lottery jackpot that has ever been won.
On 3 September 2019 one lucky Powerball PLUS winner found themselves R70 million richer. The winner was a woman from Pretoria who had worked as a domestic worker for 30 years. She spent a mere R7.50 on her winning ticket!
Other lucky winners include a man from Mitchells Plain and a man from Boksburg. The man from Mitchells Plain is a father of three who had actually won R75 000 seven years previously. He won R61 million in July.
The man from Boksburg won R50 million. He splashed out on a R45 ticket when stopping at SuperSpar in Parkrand, Boksburg to get some bread on his way home.
The South African lottery has grown in leaps and bounds over the years, offering some really high jackpots and many lower tier prizes. Ithuba, the official National Lottery operator in South Africa has, since 2015, reinvigorated the National Lottery allowing many ordinary South Africans to win extraordinary prizes. Their National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund continuously contributes towards socio-economic development through various charity initiatives.
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