- One incredibly lucky South African won the Powerball jackpot in the 17 September draw
- They won R86 million and used the Absa banking app to purchase their R75 quick-pick winning ticket
- The winner thanked God for the blessing and said it wouldn't be possible without a higher power at work
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On Friday, 17 September, one very lucky Saffa won the Powerball jackpot and became an instant multimillionaire, bagging an incredible R86 million.
The winner has come forward to claim their winnings and thanked God for the rare blessing.
In an article published by IOL, the ecstatic winner said:
“Without God, this would not have be possible."
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Ithuba, the national lottery operator, said the winner purchased the ticket on the same day of the draw and used the Absa banking app, spending only R75 on a quick-pick ticket. The numbers that changed this lucky South African's life were 8, 10, 17, 26, 39 and Powerball 14.
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IOL further states that Charmaine Mabuza, Ithuba chief executive, revealed that the Absa banking app was also used for the biggest jackpot winner for this year. It was won in July and totalled a whopping R158 million. It was won by an unemployed North West mom who spent only R15 on the winning ticket.
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In related news, Briefly News recently reported on the Powerball, which is a popular gambling game across the world. Anyone who is above the age of 18 can take part in it. The beauty of playing such games is the prize you receive. You can improve your likelihood of getting higher prizes, including the jackpot, if you know how to win the Powerball.
How does Powerball work?
You are required to select five Powerball numbers from 1 to 50. You also need to pick one Powerball from 1 to 20. If you are eyeing a bigger prize, you can select Powerball Plus as well. The Powerball draw days are on Fridays and Tuesdays for the whole year. The draw time is 9pm South African time.
There are various ways to purchase the lottery Powerball ticket so that you enter the game. The method you choose will also determine how you claim your prize.