- A 34-year-old man from Mpumalanga won the recent R145m Powerball jackpot
- He and his 30-year-old wife claimed their winnings at Ithuba offices
- They said they are yet to believe their massive luck
The 34-year-old man who won the recent R145million Powerball jackpot is yet to fully digest just how much his life has changed overnight.
The man and his 30-year-old wife hail from Secunda in Mpumalanga, Briefly.co.za understands. Their identities remain protected.
According to Sowetan Live, the couple claimed their winnings at Ithuba National Lottery's offices in Sandton, Johannesburg, earlier this week.
The man works as an engineer. He and his wife have been married for three years, although they have been lovebirds since their years at university.
The reality of being a multimillionaire so suddenly is yet to fully sink in. He said, "I needed to properly digest it and accept that my life has changed."
His wife described how she had to play along as her colleagues at work talked about the winner coming from their area.
The couple said they spent their weekend indoors as they digested their luck. They are regular lotto players but had never won more than a few hundred Rand.
Although the man is contemplating resigning from his job, he said he will not do so immediately.
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