Following Tuesday night’s PowerBall draw, one fortunate PowerBall player awoke on Wednesday morning as the winner of slightly under R100 million. The winner, who used the FNB app to play, would be notified by SMS and then contacted directly by FNB, said CEO Charmaine Mabuza.
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“The winner will then need to come through to the Ithuba offices to claim their winnings. All winners of R50 000 and above are required to bring their proof of identity, their winning ticket, or bank notification on their phone, as well as proof of banking details. The winnings are then transferred to the player’s account within 48 hours”.
All five drawn numbers as well as the PowerBall were matched by the winner. the PowerBall was 16, and the winning numbers were 14, 18, 29, 46, and 47.
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Despite being a sizable win, it doesn’t make the list of the ten biggest jackpots ever won in South Africa. The biggest jackpot was claimed by a Cape Town man in 2019 for R232,131,750.69. He had spent R22.50 on the ticket. The R158 million second-biggest win was made on July 27, 2021. The North West province was home to the winner. A guy from KwaZulu-Natal won R153,466,150.39 in July 2020, which is the third-largest prize in South Africa’s PowerBall history. In South Africa, the tenth-largest PowerBall jackpot was R110 million.
Two more players were successful over the weekend. A player from Shoprite Checkers in Soweto who purchased their PowerBall Plus ticket won R13.9 million with an R45 quick pick bet. In Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, a player at Boxer Superstores who staked R15 using the manual selection won an R4.6 million Lotto draw.
A pensioner from the North West who enjoys watching TV may now afford to do much more than watching the small screen. In the June 28 PowerBall Plus draw, a 70-year-old man from Rustenburg took home the jackpot prize of R33.1 million.
Over the course of nine years, the elderly guy has been betting the national lottery. He has gained victory before, His prior victory was R80, which is negligible in comparison to this prize. He used the manual selection to pay for his R30 ticket.
“I am so happy. I am going to build houses for my wife and child. Winning this amount will definitely make a big difference in my life,” he told Ithuba. The man spent the majority of his life working in the mining business, according to the lottery organizer. He now watches TV and relaxes the majority of the time. When he checked his ticket numbers online, the pensioner learned of his significant victory.
The most recent Lotto Plus 1 draw saw a patiently waiting unemployed woman in her 50s walk away with R31.4 million. The Western Cape resident from Oudtshoorn had previously earned R150 as her largest prize.
The winning ticket cost R40 and was bought at Dahley & Khandaker using the manual selection. The woman was at home when she checked her earnings online and realized she is a multimillionaire.
The winner is comfortable with telling her immediate family about her life-changing win despite her worries about others finding out. She intends to properly distribute her gains among her family, put some money into investments, and help those in need.