Cape Town man claims R21.6 million LOTTO PLUS Jackpot
23 December 2016
A Cape Town man has joined the list of millionaires in the region after winning the LOTTO PLUS jackpot worth R21 664 253 on 17 December 2016. Gearing up for an exciting festive season, the lottery player visited Ithuba offices to claim his winnings that will change his life forever.
The excited family man confessed to Ithuba that he never thought he would win as he had been playing the lottery for many years and had never won anything before though he had been always hopeful. The winner spent only R30 on his winning Quick Pick ticket at Kenilworth Racing, Retreat Mall, Cape Town.
After discovering that he had won, the LOTTO PLUS winner kept his winning ticket in his wallet and only confided in his son about the windfall.
The winner well in his fifties said he plans on investing most of the money to so he is able to provide a better future of his children. “Education is important to me and with these winnings, I will be able to provide the best education for my children”, said the winner.
He is also planning towards his retirement, and the winner has always had a dream of running his own business and plans to venture into business with the help of his winnings as capital.
“You have no idea what kind of a huge difference this will make to my life and that of my family”, the winner told Ithuba when asked what winning the jackpot meant to me.
Ithuba also provided the winner with financial advice and counselling to ensure that the winner has all the knowledge, resources and advice on how to cope with his new wealth.
KwaMashu man wins PowerBall Jackpot
21 December 2016
A KwaMashu man has joined the ever growing list of millionaires that Ithuba has created after winning the PowerBall jackpot of R8 446 068.90. The winning ticket was bought at Hines Cash and Carry, Durban for the draw that took place on 09 December 2016.
The KwaZulu-Natal-born man – an avid player of lottery games – said he has been playing the same numbers for over 16 years and his perseverance has finally paid off.
On the day he bought the winning ticket for R45.00 and as per norm, he stuck to his numbers that he has been playing all these past years. “I don’t know how to describe it to you, but I honestly had a belief that someday my numbers would win. That is why I never stopped playing the same numbers all these years,” expressed the winner when asked why he never changed numbers.
The player revealed that he had the longest night of his life after realising that he was the jackpot winner. “I was watching the live draw show when my five numbers plus the PowerBall came through. It felt surreal. I had to check the ticket three times to make sure I really won”.
“It then hit me that indeed I was a millionaire. Afterwards, I immediately fetched a pen to write my name on the back of my ticket and had a silent prayer to thank my God and ancestors,” the visibly jubilant winner expressed.
The jackpot winner says he wants to settle all his debts with his winnings and also give a financial boost to his family so they can self-sustain. “I’ve already made contact with my home loan provider and I want to settle my bond, then look to extending my house.
“But also just as important for me is to ensure that my new wealth is not only enjoyed by me but my family too. I want to give a financial business loan to my family members so they can sustain themselves and not look for handouts, that way the wealth of our family will grow beyond this,” said the winner.
Ithuba also provided the winner with a financial adviser to ensure that the winner has all the knowledge, resources and advice on how to cope with his new wealth.
The winner jokingly says after all these years it is now time to change the numbers he normally plays on lottery games as the previous ones have served their purpose.
TWO massive jackpots on the line for tomorrow
R20 million LOTTO estimated Jackpot
R20 million LOTTO PLUS guaranteed jackpot
14 December 2016
THE festive season is a time for giving, and Ithuba is doing just that for all lottery players across the country with a guaranteed R20 million jackpot for LOTTO PLUS and a further estimated R20 million for LOTTO.
Don’t miss out on these two jackpots, the draw will be on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 at 9pm on SABC 2. The tickets for the jackpots are on sale at all National Lottery retailers, online via www.nationallottery.co.za, banking channels and mobile device channels such as FLASH, Kazang, and A2PAY. Ticket sales close 30 minutes before the draw.
LOTTO has to date created over 105 841 489 number of winners and 352 millionaires throughout the country, while LOTTO PLUS has over 83 651 959 and 155 millionaires.
LOTTO and LOTTO PLUS draws are broadcast live on SABC 2 at 9pm on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Players need to be 18 years or older to play.