- A Cape Town woman went from living in a shack to being able to buy three new houses
- She became an overnight millionaire after winning R16 million on Saturday’s Lotto
- The woman also plans on helping other like she wished someone helped her when she was struggling
A resident from Bonteheuwel in Cape Town became an overnight multi-millionaire after she won R16 million with her Lotto ticket.
The 47-year-old had to work hard since she was 16, and she always dreamt of having a proper roof over her head.
Now, with her newfound fortune, the mother of three is going to buy herself, and two of her sons, new homes.
In addition to buying three new houses, the Lotto winner plans on sending her daughter to university to pursue a degree of her choice.
Briefly.co.za learned the new millionaire said her daughter matriculated but they did not have the funds to send her to college- until now that is.
The woman has since been flown to the Lotto operations in Johannesburg to collect her winnings. However, she has since decided she is not going back to Cape Town because she does not want to return to that life.
“I have lived in a shack for many years and I have always prayed for a decent roof over my head. I am not going back to that life,” TimesLIVE reported she said.
As for what the future holds for the new millionaire, she said she was not going back to her job, she would invest some of her money and live of the earnings.
The woman added she is also going to donate some of her winnings to a charity because she wants to be the type of person she needed when she hit rock bottom.
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