LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA R74m Powerball jackpot winner to report for work after claiming winnings 2 weeks ago Samuel Post Views: 56 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 EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA South Africa starts regulating cryptocurrency exchanges 2 days ago Samuel LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Final call for R7.5m Powerball jackpot winner 2 days ago Szarlot ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Bitville Gaming South Africa Expands Its Product Bouquet through TVBET 2 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Pragmatic Play Expands South African Footprint with World Sports Betting 3 days ago Samuel LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Best Lucky Numbers Games in South Africa 3 days ago Iwo Bulski HISTORY SOUTH AFRICA Blackjack: Its history and how it became popular 4 days ago Szarlot KENYA LOTTERIES How much do people spend on lottery tickets over a lifetime 5 days ago Samuel LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Someone bags R74m Lotto jackpot via a banking app 5 days ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Suspect arrested for robbery and impersonating Gambling Board official 6 days ago Samuel ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA How to watch eSports from anywhere 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Hollywoodbets Announces Bafana Bafana Legend Teko Modise as a Brand Ambassador 1 week ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Pragmatic Play Expands South African Footprint with World Sports Betting 1 week ago Szarlot 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.