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27 Aug 2019
11:25 am

Check your ticket: Cape Powerball winner yet to collect R141m

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Ithuba confirms the winner has not made contact with the lottery operator to claim the winning ticket.

Lotto balls. Picture: Stock

If you bought a lottery ticket at a Spar in Groot Brak, near Mossel Bay, you should really go home and find it because you might be the latest South African multimillionaire.

According to a statement from South Africa lottery operator Ithuba, the R141 million Powerball winning ticket was bought at a Spar in Groot Brak. The ticket wager was made for a mere R105 at the Quick Pay section of the grocery store.

Ithuba confirmed that the winner had not made contact with the lottery operator to claim the winning ticket.

The ticket holder joins another new millionaire who won R9 million in the Lotto Plus Jackpot on August 21 after only spending R10 on a ticket wager.

It seems the Cape is in favour with Lady Luck of late.

News24 previously reported that a man from Mitchells Plain won R61 million in the July 27 draw of the National Lottery after buying a R20 quick pick ticket at the Total petrol station in Highlands Drive.

It was also his second time, albeit at it a significantly larger win.

Seven years before, he won R75,000, which he used to build a four-roomed house in which his family still lives. Before that, he, his partner and children were living in a back room.

And earlier in August, Business Insider reported that a R23.774 million windfall had been waiting for its Gauteng lottery ticket owner.

The person bought the ticket at the Shell Amberfield petrol station in Rooihuiskraal, Centurion. They spent R30 and used the Quick Pick option to have numbers randomly assigned.

If the owner doesn’t come forward, the amount will be donated to charity.

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