Western Cape Madala Wins R42.9 Million in Lottery, Says He'll Buy Houses for Family Members

Western Cape Madala Wins R42.9 Million in Lottery, Says He'll Buy Houses for Family Members

  • A madala from the Western Cape could not believe it when he discovered that he had won the lotto
  • The man won R42.9 million and this is not the first time as he previously won around R1 000
  • He said that he is going to buy property for his children and grandchildren and pour some of the winnings into the church and community

Tebogo Mokwena, Briefly News's current affairs journalist, offered coverage of current affairs and societal issues during his seven years at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News.

A madala from the Western Cape won the lotto
After being shocked that he won the lotto, an old man had to drink milk. Images: AlexanderFord Flavio Coelho
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A madala from the Western Cape will enjoy his December after he won R42.9 million in the lottery. The winner plans to buy homes for his family members and give back to the church he loves. South Africans are celebrating with him and hope that he spends his winnings wisely.

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Madala wins R42.9 million lottery prize

According to IOL, the winner bought the ticket for R80 at a local store and is a regular player. The most significant amount of money he won before this was R988. The man was shocked when he found out and it took a glass of milk for him to calm down.

The man believes that his deep faith in God awarded him the winnings. He plans to give back to his church and community and build homes for his children and grandchildren.

Ithuba Holdings CEO Charmaine Mabuza remarked that his dedication to his community and family is inspiring and she's pleased when the lottery winnings are used meaningfully.

Mzansi celebrates man's winnings

South Africans clapped their hands and celebrated that the man won the lottery.

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Odwa Ngwexama Nomjila wrote:

“What a lekker festive and retirement he will have. Enjoy, sir.”

Bill Pullen exclaimed:

“Fantastic. Congratulations and to all the other winners as well!”

Bertha Gabriels wrote:

“Awesome, enjoy your retirement.”

Liz Rudy jokingly asked:

“Is he single? Asking for a friend.”

Salma Armien said:

“Lucky him! Go travel the world, sir.”

Some were unhappy

Not everyone was happy for him.

Vaness Kaytzu Tshite was suspicious.

“The rate at which people are winning this lotto is suspicious. Every weekend nogal.”

Jez Mukhwevho supported hr.

“No one is winning this rigged thing. This is all just a marketing scheme.”

Ta Cairo BhutNcuthu Dlakavu pointed out:

“So people who always win are retired from the Western Cape.”

Young man wins R22.5 million lottery

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that a man from Johannesburg won R22.5 million in the lottery.

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The man, who is 20 years old, won the lotto for the second time, having won R11K the first time he played. The gent added that he would invest in property and secure his financial future. Ithuba wished him well and encouraged him to use his earnings wisely.

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