South African who spent R800 on lotto tickets wins R5.2 million

South African who spent R800 on lotto tickets wins R5.2 million

- A South African took a shot by buying lotto tickets worth R800

- The KwaZulu-Natal resident bought the tickets at a Checkers store in Margate

- The lucky winner's wager ended up securing a whopping R5.2 million

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A lucky South African has become a multi-millionaire overnight and doesn't even know it yet. A KwaZulu-Natal resident bagged a whopping R5.2 million in the Lotto Plus jackpot after splashing R800 on tickets.

However, according to The Sowetan, the lucky winner, who won on 15 February, has not yet come forward to claim his or her winnings.

The winner reportedly bought the winning ticket at a Checkers store in Margate, KwaZulu-Natal.

SA lottery took to Twitter to announce the R5.2 million winner, writing:

"Congratulations KWAZULU-NATAL! You have a new #LOTTOPLUS2 jackpot winner of R5,208,576 from 15/02/20 draw! #MANUAL Selection ticket wager amount was R800!"

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Mzansi dubbed the lotto winner a "serious gambler" who got lucky.

Prince Maake commented:

"I'm gonna start playing this thing seriously the day Lotto comes clean on how they select a winner. Surly that machine doesn't pick up those numbers we see on screen. Otherwise i will keep on betting R2 every two months."

Nhlanhla Mabunda wrote:

"Smart ambitious gambler, He knew the probability was higher hence he played so many tickets with R800. Wise move. Even if he didn't win it , He will still get his money back or even more."

Thabiso M Brian said:

"He will gamble again with one million. I don't trust this one."

Briefly.co.za previously reported 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.

The lotto winner now plans to get back at her former boyfriend, who dumped her for not having a "fancy job".

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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