South Africa's R44 Million Lotto Jackpot Awaits Winner as National Lottery CEO Makes Urgent Announcement

South Africa's R44 Million Lotto Jackpot Awaits Winner as National Lottery CEO Makes Urgent Announcement

  • One lucky soul in South Africa is over R40 million richer after taking a chance on the lotto, and they have no idea
  • An announcement of the jackpot winner on the 12th of July 2023 did not reach the right person, as the prize money is still waiting
  • The National Lottery iThuba put out the call to let the person know that they should claim the life-changing amount of money

PRETORIA- Someone in South Africa has R44 million to their name and may not even know it. The National Lottery of South Africa got the results for a big jackpot.

A R44 million jackpt sits unclaimed at the National Lottery iThuba
A Standard Bank user is R44 million rand richer but is yet to claim the prize. Image: RapidEye/ askhamdesign
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The CEO of The National Lottery Ithuba, Charmaine Mabuza, explained how they would help the winner handle such an enormous prize. Netizens were envious as they commented on a social media post about the jackpot prize.

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Standard Bank user wins more than R40 million on lotto jackpot draw

On 12 July 2023, the National Lottery iThuba drew the numbers for a R44 331 253 jackpot win. IOL reports that Charmaine Mabuza is urging the winner to come forward and claim the jackpot winnings. The CEO explained that the lotto has a team ready to help the winner to claim the millions.

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How long does SA National Lottery iThuba winner have to claim winnings?

According to IOL, Charmaine Mabuza explained that the potential winner has 365 days to claim from the time of the draw. The money will go to charity through the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund if it's not claimed. Anyone who is the winner should have a valid id, winning tickets for verification, details and a bank account.

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Twitter users just drool over 44 million National Lottery jackpot

Many people commented on the post announcing that someone won R44 million. Most admitted that they wished they were the winners.

@ColdexRM2022 commented:

"I nearly screamed thinking I won."

@PStemele said:

"Standard Bank stand up."

@tjmotau13 wrote:


@AiyandaGov added:

"Standard Bank has upgraded into the Lotto business."

@Sifundo44771017 manifested:

"I'm next."

Lotto winner loses Price after ticket complications

One man claimed that he won the lotto. When the time came to prove it, he did not produce the original ticket where he played his numbers.

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Briefly News previously reported that a man still in varsity became a multimillionaire overnight. The guy had luck on his side when he chose to spend money on a lottery draw.

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The post by the National South African Lottery announcing his win got lots of attention. Many people were curious about the winner, and the announcement got over 193,000 views.

The lucky guy was kept anonymous, but the iThuba Powerball operator details that he used a ticket from the Capitec banking app and matched all the winning numbers for the quick pick option.

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