Aug 8, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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‘New homes for family’: Pensioner wins R33m lottery

A North West retiree who enjoys watching TV can now afford to do a lot more than just stare at the small screen.

The 70-year-old from Rustenburg won the PowerBall Plus jackpot and pocketed R33.1 million. from the June 28 draw.

The man has been playing the national lottery for nine years, according to an Ithuba statement Tuesday. This isn’t the only time he’s won. His previous win was R80 – a drop in the bucket compared to this jackpot.

He bought his R30 ticket via manual selection.

“I’m so happy. I will build houses for my wife and child. Winning that amount will definitely make a big difference in my life,” he told Ithuba.

According to the lottery operator, the man worked in the mining industry for most of his life. “He now spends most of his time relaxing and watching TV.”

The man discovered his big win by checking his ticket numbers on the internet.

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