SA's luckiest man: Mitchells Plain man wins lotto twice, bagging R61m

SA's luckiest man: Mitchells Plain man wins lotto twice, bagging R61m

- A Capetonian man has won the lotto for a second time

- The Mitchells Plain resident won R75 000 seven years ago

- This time, the lucky man walked away with a whopping R61 million

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A Mitchells Plain man has struck luck twice. After winning R75 000 in the lotto seven years ago, the man built a four-bedroom house for himself and his family.

However, the money was only enough to build the house and the father of three struggled to keep his head above water.

He told SA’s national lottery operator, Ithuba, that he had been unemployed for five years after winning the money and he only landed a contract job at the beginning of 2019.

"Although this job is difficult and demands excessive physical strength, I was grateful to be able to help put food on the table for my family,” he said.

The man then decided to take another shot at playing the lotto. He spent R20 on a quick-pick ticket at a Total garage in Highlands Drive and Fulham Road in July.

Luck was on the dad's side and he won the jackpot in the 27 July draw - walking away with a whopping R61 million, IOL reported.

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Meanwhile, the South African lottery took to Twitter on Monday to reveal another winner.

"Congratulations Kwa-Zulu Natal. You have a new #LOTTO jackpot winner of R11,718,194 from 10/08/2019 draw! #Quickpick Selection ticket wager amount was R50!" the tweet read.

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Briefly.co.za also reported previously that another winner of R23 million collected his winnings only two months before the ticket expired.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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