An Eastern Cape pensioner is on cloud nine as he wins a staggering R8 million PowerBall lotto jackpot prize.
Pensioner Wins R8 Million Lotto Jackpot
The man, who is yet to be identified, had retired from his job and started hustling when he had his path set for life.
The operator of the National Lottery, Ithuba, told TimesLIVE that the man won the staggering R8 million prize after he bought the winning ticket at a Boxer Superstore in Gqeberha for the PowerBall draw held on 17 November 2023.
Ithuba also revealed that the Eastern Cape pensioner found out that he had a winning ticket during the PowerBall draw on etv.
Thrilled over his surprise jackpot win, he went to the Boxer Superstore and bought the ticket to confirm that he had indeed won R8 million.
Ithuba chief executive officer Charmaine Mabuza sent a congratulatory message to the lucky Eastern Cape winner:
“This is not only a win. It’s a tale of resilience, renewed dreams and a brighter future ahead.”
Now that he has won the jackpot prize of a lifetime, the PowerBall winner said he would create a comfortable and better future for his family with his winnings.
Currently, he is working as a handyman after he retired as a mining employee. He has always dreamt of opening a construction company. He told TimesLIVE that now he will make his dream a reality and launch the construction business.
Good Year For Lottery Players
2023 has been a good year for punters. Two people won R64.4 million each in October after PowerBall rolled over the jackpot for 20 consecutive times. In January, one person walked away with a mind-blowing R72 million jackpot prize in the 10 January draw.
Two months later, one woman walked away with a fabulous R75 million PowerBall jackpot prize after participating in the 17 March draw.