Cape Town security guard wins R64m Powerball jackpot and quits his job

Cape Town security guard wins R64m Powerball jackpot and quits his job

- A security guard in Cape Town won a R64million Powerball jackpot

- He immediately resigned from his job

- He is reportedly still in disbelief at his fortune

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An unnamed security guard in Cape Town got the surprise of his life recently when he won a R64million Powerball jackpot.

National lottery operator Ithuba made the announcement on 3 October, TimesLIVE reports. He claimed his winnings at Ithuba's Johannesburg offices this week.

As could be expected, the security guard promptly resigned his job upon learning of his overnight wealth, Briefly.co.za learned.

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Ithuba's spokesperson Busisiwe Koloi said the man often spent about R60 every week playing Powerball.

However, he hadn't won anything until now. According to Busisiwe, the winner said not winning never dampened his spirit.

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Busisiwe added that the man is yet to decide how to spend his millions:

The excited winner expressed that even though he has always wanted to win‚ he couldn’t believe that it had finally happened to him.

Ithuba pledged to provide the winner financial advice and counselling free of charge.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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