East Londoner wins whopping R81m in lucky Powerball draw

East Londoner wins whopping R81m in lucky Powerball draw

- An unnamed person has just been made R81 million richer after purchasing the winning Lotto Powerball ticket

- The lucky man apparently purchased the winning ticket in East London

- The man's auspicious draw comes two days after two other people each won R7 million in the Lotto

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A lucky East London resident has become an overnight multi-millionaire. The unnamed person is the recipient of the winning Powerball draw which took place on Tuesday night this week., iThuba confirmed that the winning ticket was purchased in the region.

"Congratulations to the EASTERN CAPE! You have a new #POWERBALLPLUS jackpot winner of R81,942,756.90 from 27/10/20 draw! #Manual Selection Ticket wager amount was R15," they announced on their Twitter page.

Ithuba also announced that two equally lucky men walked away with R7 million each after both winning the Lotto draw, which they both played with R20. The men had selected the numbers the old school way - manually.

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Meanwhile, Tweeps with dreams of someday gaining instant riches shared their thoughts on the winner's new wealth status. Read a few of their comments below.

@Tuscoar said:

"So in order to win the lottery you have to play with R15 or less... Okay noted."

@Lesedi_Sebo said:

"Congratulations to the winner."

Kenny_ka_Sebele wrote:

"If it's your day, it's your day."
East London man wins R81 million

East London man becomes overnight millionaire after winning R81 million Powerball draw. Source: Lotto
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In other Briefly.co.za Lotto news, well, if this isn't good luck we don't know what is. A man, Samir Mazaham, who hails all the way from the United States, decided to test his luck in the Mega Millions.

He made a small mistake that panned out in the end. The 56-year-old man picked the five winning numbers and was set to walk away with $1 million - which is an estimated R16 million.

However, he accidentally bought an extra ticket with the same numbers on and it ended up doubling his winnings. According to the Western Journal, Mazahem used the birthdates of his family members on the lotto ticket.

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He explained:

“I forgot to save the numbers as favourites in the app, so I went back in and set them up as favourites so I could easily play them in the future.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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