- A 73-year-old entrepreneur has just become the latest member of Mzansi's millionaire's club, winning R30 million in the local lottery
- The gentleman says most of the cash will go towards paying off a few debts and helping out the community
- The humble old man also graciously shared that he would not allow the influx of cash to change his simple lifestyle
A 73-year-old man who won the R30m Lotto jackpot says a good portion of his winnings will go towards helping his extended family aswell as uplifting his community.
“I want to donate money to schools in the rural areas and in townships of Mpumalanga to afford the youth better education opportunities,” said the lucky winner.
Purchasing the winning ticket
The madala bought the winning ticket at Builders Express in Midwater Centre Aerorand, in Mpumalanga. He spent a mere R80 on the ticket, becoming one of Mzansi's newest millionaires.
The 73-year-old, who's chosen to stay anonymous, says he’s always on the move and he was so busy that he had forgotten to check his Lotto ticket until just the other day.
“I'm over the moon. I want to enjoy my winnings with my family and close friends. My family and I have a lovely home and my wife recently purchased a new car.
“The winnings will go towards paying off all my debts and providing financial support to my extended family,” he said excitedly.
Asked what he'd do with the cash, the humble old man had this to say:
“Despite my new millionaire status, I'm not planning on making any drastic changes to my life.”
In more news about a few lucky lotto winners, Briefly News previously reported that two lucky South Africans are multi-millionaires and they don't even know it yet. Ithuba recently made the announcement that two players who won R20m and R30m in the last month have yet to claim the prize.
Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza has encouraged the people who purchased a ticket at a pawn shop in Carltonville to check their tickets because that is where a ticket was purchased that won the R20m prize on the 29th May.
Meanwhile, the other lucky winner of an R30m prize also has not come forward to claim their prize after a draw saw their lucky numbers being called on the 14 of April, a Timeslive article recently reported.
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Source: Briefly News