- An elderly Free State man has claimed the R121 million PowerBall jackpot that had previously not been claimed
- The man, who wished to remain anonymous, plans to invest his money and to help his wife finish her degree
- The new multi-millionaire is currently in his 60s and has decided to quit his job to retire early
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A man from the Free State took two days to claim a massive R121 million PowerBall jackpot after reviewing his ticket multiple times. The man is currently in his 60s and only has a handful of years left of working but has chosen to take early retirement.
The man, who wished to remain anonymous, has already planned what he's going to use his money for. From donating to his church to employing his house helper and gardener full-time. He also vowed to support his wife who he said has been "long to complete her degree."
The new multi-millionaire said his wife is currently doing a course in Cape Town but did not specify what she was doing. The couple has three adult children between the ages of 25 and 38 years old.
In an interview with IOL, the man said his wife and children were in disbelief when he told them he had won this exorbitant amount. He had to prove it to them by sending pictures of his ticket and the money in his account.
According to All4Women, the elderly man plans to invest a large portion of his winnings in hopes that his children and their children will be taken care of for the rest of their lives.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported on a Free State winner who bagged R121m PowerBall jackpot but did not come forward. 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 R121 million 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.
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