LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA R74m Powerball jackpot winner to report for work after claiming winnings 4 months ago Samuel Post Views: 120 The winner of the R74-million Powerball Plus jackpot from Durban has finally claimed his prize. The winner, who works in sales, said he planned to report for work on Thursday and had no intention of quitting. “It still has to sink in,” the winner told IOL in a telephone interview on Thursday morning. On Wednesday, National Lottery Ithuba said the winning ticket was purchased in Durban and urged players to check their tickets and proceed to their nearest National Lottery regional office to process their winnings. The winner, who is a father of four, said he went to check his ticket in one of the shops and was told that he needed to go to an Ithuba office. “But at that time I didn’t know I won the jackpot, I had a busy day on Wednesday, so I didn’t check again. Later that evening I checked the lottery website and found out I won the jackpot.” The winner said he mostly selects his numbers manually, but he won this time with a R45 quick pick. The winner planned on buying a new house. He said he had been searching for a home for about six months and now his dream can materialize. He may even consider buying a new car, even though he currently drives a “nice car”. So what will he do with his newfound winnings? “Invest, I plan to invest my money, share a portion with my siblings and buy houses for each of my kids.” With the festive season around the corner, the winner will be celebrating with his kids, doing the usual stuff, spoiling them. The winner said he always knew he would win the Powerball jackpot one day. “But it will be the usual stuff, you won’t say I am a millionaire. That’s the reason I play regularly, because I knew one day I would win the jackpot, but not this much!” Source: iol.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: Lottery, South Afrika, winner Continue Reading Previous Hollywood Foundation partners with Responsible GamblingNext South Africa has a new multi-millionaire More Stories ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Best Highroller Casino South Africa 2023 12 hours ago Szarlot KENYA LOTTERIES Ruto boosts national lottery plan with two new Bills 2 days ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Key legal files involving Lottery’s multimillion 5 days ago Szarlot BETTING HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA Sports betting, turnover is growing but so are suspicious matches 5 days ago Iwo Bulski CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Where in the world are the most luxury casino destinations? 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Analyzing the top 5 online sports betting platforms in South Africa 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Operators Betting Big On Africa’s Booming iGaming Industry 1 week ago Iwo Bulski CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Sun International bets big on gambling growth 1 week ago Iwo Bulski LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Lottery scandal: R1m paid to influencer in South Africa 2 weeks ago Samuel CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Sun International on a roll as gamblers spend big after pandemic 2 weeks ago Samuel CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Kimberley’s Flamingo Casino comes of age 2 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Three weeks until Big Africa Summit 2023 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski 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.