- A mother of four was dumped for not having a fancy job
- She used R5 to buy a Lotto ticket and ended up winning the Powerball jackpot
- The Soweto mom now boasts R114 million in her bank account and she can't wait to show off in front of her ex
A 35-year-old woman from Soweto has bagged R114 million in the Lotto Powerball jackpot. The mother of four, who struggled to make ends meet, used R5 to buy the lottery ticket, Briefly.co.za learned.
According to the new millionaire, she purchased the ticket at a café in Roodepoort, using the coins she could scrape together in her purse.
The lady revealed she had no idea how much money was up for grabs, TimesLIVE reported. The mom of four said she often struggled to keep her head above water and sometimes needed her family's help.
To top it off, her bae dumped her because she did not have a high-paying job. The lotto winner plans to get her revenge on the former boyfriend.
She was quoted saying:
“I can’t wait to drive past my ex-boyfriend in my new car. He will probably faint when he sees me waving at him. He broke up with me because I was broke and didn’t have a fancy job,” she said with a smile.
She also plans on quitting her job and spending time with her kids - who stay with their grandma in Johannesburg.
“My four children have been staying with my mother back at home and I have never been able to spend as much time with them as I wish since I had to work in Johannesburg,” she said.
The 35-year-old said winning the lotto will give her the freedom to be the mom she always dreamt of being.
“I am mostly grateful that this money will give me an opportunity to raise my children, to be able to take them to school and have the pleasure of preparing a scrumptious meal that they can enjoy when they get back from school, something that I’ve been wishing for for a long time.”
While many were happy for the single mom, others could not help but be a bit jealous.
Twitter user, @Mthe2Touch, wrote:
"I spent R67.50 and no returns. Someone spend R5 and received all of it... Universe mara why?"
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