Lotto winners bag R16m but forced to wait for end of lockdown

Lotto winners bag R16m but forced to wait for end of lockdown

- Two Lotto winners scooped a combined R16-million from Saturday's draw

- The two winners are based in Gauteng, but can only claim their prizes once the lockdown comes to an end

- Ithuba urged the winners to keep their tickets safe during this time

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While the Covid-19 crisis and nationwide lockdown has been a frustrating period for most South Africans, two Gauteng residents will be smiling all the way to the bank.

Ithuba has confirmed that the two have won a combined total in excess of R16-million following Saturday's Lotto draw.

The National Lottery operator will be paying R10 546 013.80 to the first winner and R6 304 858.80 to the second.

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IOL confirmed that the lucky winners reside in Letsitele and Magalies Kruin respectively. understands that both winners selected their own numbers and did not opt for the automated selection.

The only snag is that they'll have to wait until the end of the lockdown to claim their winnings.

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Ithuba Corporate Relations Executive Khensani Mabuza urged the winners to safeguard their tickets during this period.

Mabuza said, “We urge the two winners to please keep their tickets safe and secure them by writing their names and ID numbers at the back of their tickets."

Mabuza added that Ithuba called for patience amongst the winners and that tickets remain valid for a period of 365 days.

Previously, reported that a KwaZulu-Natal businessman won R53 million in the Lotto.

The 43-year-old man makes a habit of wagering up to R400 on the Lotto.

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