- An unknown Ekurhuleni resident is the winner of Saturday's R63 million lotto jackpot and they have yet to claim their prize
- Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza is urging the winner to contact them in order to claim their million rand prize
- Social media users shared similar responses to the news with some jokingly claiming that they are the missing winner
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National Lottery Ithuba is currently on the search for the winner of a R63 million jackpot. The winner purchased the ticket mere hours before the draw. The person is said to hail from Alberton, Ekurhuleni and paid R80 for a quick pick.
The draw, which happened on Saturday, resulted in the unnamed person winning millions of rands. CEO of Ithuba Charmaine Mabuza said that they are urging the winner to get in touch with them as soon as possible.
Social media's reaction to the news was not something unusual:
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"There’s no winner, it’s the same people who play at different places. The winner will be described as “unemployed and indigent”. Lol."
"Please come this side, I got the winning ticket."
@nkabindeti responded with:
"I wish it was me, quitting my job and starting my dream businesses."
"Where’s that damn ticket vele?"
Unemployed Limpopo woman, 28, wins R50m PowerBall plus jackpot, Mzansi shares mixed responses
Previously, Briefly News reported that an unemployed woman from Limpopo came forward as the R50 million PowerBall Plus jackpot. The 28-year-old is a former general worker who hails from Groblersdal.
Reports state that the lady has been battling to find work since 2016 and replying on her mothers "small income". The unnamed woman revealed that she played the PowerBall thanks to her boyfriend's encouragement.
Explaining her emotions, she said that she is scared and happy at the same time. She also feels overwhelmed due to her mixed emotions.
Powerball: SA rushes to buy tickets for R125m draw, shares hilarious posts about spending it
In other lotto news, Briefly News reported that SA lottery shared a post on Twitter that the total estimated jackpots for the Powerball (at the time) was a whopping R125 million. The lucky winner would be an instant millionaire and the thought of having that disposable money has Mzansi going wild.
South Africans shared their ideas for what the insane amount of cash could be used for. Some were humble, revealing that the money will be spent on education or other serious matters while others simply want a fancy car or luxury holiday.
What they do with their money is their prerogative, however, some responses were quite funny.
Source: Briefly News