- A Lotto player in the Free State has won a whopping R121 million in the PowerBall jackpot
- The lucky winner, who played a R15 ticket, bagged the third largest winnings this year
- However, the player has not yet come forward to claim the large amount of money
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On Tuesday, a Free State Lotto player won R121 million in the PowerBall jackpot after wagering R15 on a ticket.
According to the Lotto operator Ithuba, the person won the third largest PowerBall jackpot this year. Earlier this year, lucky South Africans walked away with R135 million and R153 million.
The latest lucky winner spent R15 on a lotto ticket and won the massive R121m jackpot with the numbers 07, 12, 16, 28, 38 and 13.
However, according to Ithuba, the person is yet to come forward to claim his - or her- winnings.
Busisiwe Msizi, head of corporate relations at Ithuba, said:
"We are excited that we have produced another big jackpot winner this year. We urge all players who bought their tickets in Bloemspruit, Bloemfontein, to check their tickets.
“We understand that the winner could be experiencing feelings of both excitement and anxiety at winning this large sum of money, but we want to assure them that we are prepared to assist them through a smooth claiming process.”
The lottery also announced the news on Twitter:
Social media users reacted to the news in the comment section.
Thabang Mazibu, who goes by the Twitter handle @ThabangMazibu, commented:
"You see @Mo_Manka if I was the winner... I'd be pulling Boss moves on this here post. And have 5 influencers already twerking at the prospect of being featured on the doccie. Let's do this."
Another tweep, @Gary_Spice, added:
"I am convinced nobody every actually wins playing online."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported a KwaZulu-Natal FNB bank user bought a R100 Lotto ticket earlier this year and ended up winning the R135 million Powerball jackpot.
According to FNB spokesperson Themba Msimango, the new multi-millionaire purchased the winning ticked by choosing the quickpick option through the FNB online banking platform.
Msimango said that since 2015, more than R1.354bn in winnings has been paid out to FNB customers who played Lotto and Powerball through the bank's digital platforms. The SA lottery shared news of the Powerball winner on Twitter and South Africans freaked out.
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