- A lucky Gauteng man has blown Mzansi away after it's reported he won the lotto twice using the same exact numbers
-The winner received a total of just over R800 000 and says he plans on investing the cash in a new home and saving some for a rainy day
-Mzansi tweeps were astonished by the man's sheer luck and took to the comments section to share their thoughts
It's said lighting never strikes the same place twice, at least not unless you're one very lucky Mzansi man.
A 57-year old geologist who betted twice on the same numbers in the Lotto Plus has walked away with a double jackpot.
The anonymous man won a total of R803 434.20 in the April 14 draw. It's reported the winner used a banking app to play and opted for the manual selection of his lucky winning numbers.
“Using numbers that he had randomly selected the lucky player betted on the same numbers twice and bagged the full Lotto Plus 1 jackpot amount,” said Charmaine Mabuza, iThuba’s CEO.
In a statement, the winner said:
“I was extremely happy to learn that I had won the Lotto jackpot, I will use this money to pay off all my debts. I’m currently building a house for my wife and me. A small portion of my winnings will go towards the completion and furnishing of the house."
“I plan on investing the balance of my winnings to have savings available for a rainy day.”
Mzansi social media users were sure to share their thoughts on the unlikely turn of events. Read some of their comments below:
"This is an inside job, they are going to share 50/50 with the employee that sent him to bet."
"I've spent 25 years trying to bet, but even today dololo."
"The SIU should do a thorough investigation on South African Lottery. There's definitely something fishy going on."
"I planned and betted twice previously on the same numbers. If it's fraud the system should have been designed to kick off such tickets."
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported everyone dreams of winning the lottery and for one lucky South African man that happened on a Friday when he won a whopping R60 million in the PowerBall draw.
What makes the story more interesting is that his ex-girlfriend had broken up with him shortly before the massive win.
According to TimesLive, the lucky man is in his 30s and works as a financial professional. He was astonished to have won, saying that the most he'd ever won before was R500.
He revealed that his live-in girlfriend had ended their relationship and he was not in the best of moods. He was spending the weekend alone as she had already moved out when he checked the PowerBall results.
The shock of winning was so great that he then took a cold shower and checked the results again, not willing to believe it was real. He plans on investing most of his winnings, with his expertise in the financial sector it should be quite easy for him.
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