“Build a huge house”: R16m Lotto jackpot winner speaks out

A shop assistant who recently won the R16 million Lotto jackpot revealed her plans as she claimed her winnings. A shop assistant at a local Limpopo fruit and vegetable retail store matched all six numbers correctly from the 4 May Lotto jackpot draw.

Confirmed reports from the National Lottery Ithumba have it that the winning ticket was purchased using the Capitec banking application. Surprisingly, the winner opted for an R10 quick-pick.

Despite her big win, the jackpot winner has it that she will remain grounded in her values. She said about her winnings:

“All I have ever wanted to do was build a huge, beautiful house for my family. Now, I can finally do that. That is the only big thing I intend to do with this win.”

Surprisingly, despite being a millionaire, she will keep her job and live her normal life.

“I will continue to work at the retail store, and I will continue to live my life as I have been. This money will not change the person that I am. Only my family and I will know just how better our lives have become, thanks to the National Lottery” – she added.

However, Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza has made it known that she is pleased to see dreams coming true through one of the biggest Lottery jackpots in Africa.

Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza said:

“It is pleasing to see dreams coming true through the National Lottery jackpots. We convey our best wishes to the winner and her family.”

However, against her win, it was also revealed that all winners of R50 000 and above received trauma counselling and financial advice. The South African also established that winners receive tax-free payouts within 72 hours of a valid claim.


A few weeks ago, a security manager from Limpopo won the R13 million Powerball jackpot. The winning R60 wager ticket was bought from Shoprite Checkers in Limpopo.

The R13 million jackpot winner made it known that he would share some of his winnings with his siblings. He went to reveal that he would surprise his uncle with a new car.

“I intend to share a portion of the money with my siblings so they can savour their big brother’s windfall. More significantly, I yearn to surprise my uncle with a beautiful car,” – he said.

Source: thesouthafrican.com

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