LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA ‘My life is not going to change’ – NW’s R38m Lotto winner 2 years ago Samuel Post Views: 919 In an exclusive interview with News24 on Tuesday, the North West woman who won a whopping R38 million in Wednesday’s Lotto draw, said despite the massive bump in her bank account, her life would – for the most part – carry on as before. “I’m speaking to you from the office. I don’t plan to resign. My life is not going to change.” The office worker played a R20 wager on the FNB banking app, bagging R38 364 068.10 for her troubles. A regular punter, who always plays using the Quick Pick method, said the most she had won before was about R400. “I still can’t believe it,” said the soft-spoken woman. I have been playing the lottery for what seems like forever. I play every week – Lotto and PowerBall. “Most of the time I don’t check the numbers because your winnings are usually paid into your bank account. But this time, the following day, a man from FNB called me to tell me that I won. I initially thought I had won around R52 000, but the man said he could not tell me how much I had won – I needed to visit [lottery operator] Ithuba’s offices. But then I checked the numbers… I almost fell down! I couldn’t believe it…” North West’s latest multi-millionaire has no plans to tell anyone apart from close family members about her fortune. “I don’t owe anyone anything,” she quipped. Paying it forward Apart from investing the money in property, the winner – who lives with her aunt – also planned on paying some of it forward. “I’d like to help my aunt renovate her place, build my mother the house she always dreamt of and get a place of my own. I’m also buying a car for myself – a VW Polo TSI, a simple car… “After Covid, I’d most definitely like to go on a holiday. I don’t know where I’ll go yet, because of Covid, but I’ll definitely spoil myself… I’m not going to buy a Ferrari or anything like that – then all my money will be finished,” – she said, laughing. According to Ithuba, the lucky winner was the third millionaire winner in just a few weeks of the new year, and the second-largest winner of the year to date. “We are excited to see many of our players opting to play the National Lottery on the various digital platforms that we have available, right from the comfort and safety of their homes. Our goal has always been to create convenient ways of helping our players participate in their favourite Lottery games. More importantly, we are pleased to witness lives changing for the better as a result of winning the Lottery, week after week,” – said Charmaine Mabuza, Ithuba’s Group CEO. Source: off.co.za About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: ITHUBA, lotteries, South Africa Continue Reading Previous New South African online casino portal: SouthAfricanCasinos.co.zaNext South Africa: restaurants and casinos to re-open on Monday More Stories CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Sun International installs Novomatic’s Cash Connection 1 day ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA BMM South Africa gets licensed to provide compliance testing services in Tanzania 6 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA GLI Africa expands service offering 6 days ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Illegal slots seized, destroyed in raids 1 week ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Africa Records a High Number of Gamers 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING SOUTH AFRICA South African start-up wagers on peer-to-peer betting 3 weeks ago Szarlot ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA How gambling has evolved world-wide 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Online slots go live in South Africa 1 month ago Iwo Bulski LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Top Lottery Exec to Face New Corruption Inquiry 1 month ago Szarlot ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA South Africa Plans To Regulate Cryptocurrencies 1 month ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA R7.5 Billion in Mega winnings up for grabs with Lottoland SA! 1 month ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Sports betters win big with Supabet 1 month ago Samuel 1 thought on “‘My life is not going to change’ – NW’s R38m Lotto winner” Pingback: South African Registers Second Biggest Lottery Win In History 🥇 Top 10 Online Casinos in India Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.