LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA South Africa – Man from humble beginnings hits the SA jackpot 4 years ago Szarlot Post Views: 788 The winner of the R12 Million jackpot from the 2nd March 2019 Lotto PLUS 1 draw has come forward. The 34-year-old Zimbabwean man who has been living in South Africa for 10 years now, was overwhelmed with emotions as he told ITHUBA of his humble background. “My parents passed away when I was still very young and my sister had to step in as a mother figure to my siblings and I. Growing up in a child-headed home was tough – the poverty just never improved” – told the winner. “When I was in my early 20s, my friend who was already living and working in Durban suggested that I come to look for work in South Africa to help ease my circumstances at home. I stayed in Durban for 5 years and during that time, I worked a lot of different casual and domestic jobs. One of the companies that I used to work for during their annual trade in Durban, recognised my hard work and offered me a permanent job at their head office in Johannesburg. This move changed my life. I was able to rent a decent place to stay and was able to help my family back at home to have food on the table every day. I thought that my life could not get better than that” – explains the winner. A few weeks ago, I decided to give LOTTO a try for the first time and I won just over R200. I decided to play again and this time I ticked the PLUS 1 and PLUS 2 options. I did not think much about the numbers, I just randomly selected them. I could not believe it when I learnt that I, in fact, had a winning ticket – I won R12 Million!” The winner told ITHUBA that he was worried about how he was going to use this money towards a long term financial stability. “I was so relieved to learn that ITHUBA offers psychological counselling and financial advice which have both helped me a lot. I will use my winnings to buy myself a house, renovate my family home in Zimbabwe, buy a car and invest the rest of the money.” Commenting on who is eligible to play the Lottery and claim winnings, ITHUBA says anyone who is 18 years or older, holds a valid proof of identity and has a valid South African bank account is permitted to play, win and claim from the National Lottery. All winners claiming R50 000 and above qualify to receive psychological counselling and financial advice which are part of ITHUBA’s free winner services package. Source: nationallotery.co.za About Post Author Szarlot I am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. See author's posts SzarlotI am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: ITHUBA, National Lottery, South Africa Continue Reading Previous South Africa – Africa is open for business and the opportunities are hugeNext Nigeria: state gaming regulators kick against VAT More Stories EXPERTS HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA Africa’s Digital Future and the Rise of Mobile Gaming 2 days ago Samuel ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Online Casino Games Dominating the African Landscape 7 days ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Social and cultural aspects of gambling in South Africa 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA The Hollywood Foundation in support of responsible gambling 2 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA A decade of leadership connections 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA LiveScore announces acquisition of Wonderlabz 2 weeks ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Common payment methods of iGaming platforms in Africa 3 weeks ago Samuel ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA South African Casino Player Celebrates Striking Wins 3 weeks ago Szarlot CASINO SOUTH AFRICA South Africa based Zimbabwe pastor shot dead 3 weeks ago Samuel ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Shape Games Establishes Presence in Africa with SunBet Partnership 4 weeks ago Samuel ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Mobile Driving Success In Africa’s iGaming Sector 4 weeks ago Szarlot BILLIARD SOUTH AFRICA Fairvale’s teen pool champ competes in tourney 1 month ago Samuel 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.