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2 Dec 2020
9:41 am

‘Many players play these sequences,’ says National Lottery amid social media uproar

Citizen Reporter

The National Lottery has called on its 20 new millionaires to check their tickets and claim their winnings.

For the first time in South African Lotto history, a set of consecutive winning numbers came up, including the PowerBall. They were 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 - and the PowerBall, 10. Picture: National Lottery/Facebook

South Africans had a field day on Tuesday night through Wednesday morning following the PowerBall draw, which the National Lottery said was “unexpected”.

For the first time in National Lottery history, a set of consecutive winning numbers came up, including the PowerBall. They were 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 – and the PowerBall, 10, and the jackpot prize of R119 million was up for grabs.

The massive jackpot, once divided up, means each winner walks away with R5 688 468.21.

Click here for Lotto and Lotto Plus results, Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Lotto has been the top trend on Twitter this morning, with South Africans questioning the sequence, despite the 20 people who became millionaires last night.

” 20 New multi-millionaires! Congratulations to tonight’s 20 winners of PowerBall draw. These numbers may be unexpected but we see many players opt to play these sequences. Could you be one of these winners? Check your tickets now,” said the National Lottery. But South Africans are still not convinced.

These were some of the reactions:

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