An unemployed truck driver from Sebokeng, Gauteng, says his lottery win couldn’t have come at a better time.
The 44-year-old won R181,059.90 place in the daily lottery drawing May 22nd.
“This could not have come at a better time. I’ve been unemployed for more than a year. My greatest concern was the well-being of my family as I am the sole breadwinner.
“My eldest son graduated from high school last year with exceptional results, and as a father, it broke my heart to let him do that couldn’t afford the opportunity to continue his studies at university, “said the emotional winner.
He said he also plans to improve his own skills.
” As a truck driver part of my profits by profession. My profits are used to improve my skills so that I can get back into work I will pay for my Hazchem certification for training and license to transport dangerous goods. “
He spent R15 on the winning ticket using a manual selection method.
Charmaine Mabuza, CEO of Ithuba, congratulated the winner.
Mabuza said the national lottery had produced more than 13 million daily lottery winners since the beginning of this year, with R156.150.136 paid out.
“This game is one of the cheapest games in the lottery game portfolio and costs R3 per board,” said Mabuza.