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‘I am in no rush to start spending’: Pretoria man bags R32m PowerBall jackpot

An administrator in his 30s from Pretoria recently won a R32-million PowerBall jackpot.

An administrator in his 30s from Pretoria recently won a R32-million PowerBall jackpot.

PHOTO: Duncan Alfreds, News24

  • A Pretoria man is a multimillionaire after finally checking and validating a lottery ticket he bought earlier in the year.  
  • He says he has no plans to spend his winnings lavishly.
  • However, he wants to spoil his family a bit.

A Pretoria resident’s dream of winning the Lotto finally came true when he won the R32-million PowerBall jackpot recently.

The lucky man, who is in his 30s and has been working as an administrator for 15 years, bought the ticket via a quick selection at Checkers in Randburg earlier this year.

Usually, he said, he doesn’t check or validate his tickets. In fact, he still has unchecked tickets in his possession.

READ | Roodepoort Lotto winner’s R32-million New Year’s Eve ‘miracle

“There have been instances where some of my tickets eventually expired after a year. However, with this particular winning ticket, it was part of a batch that I decided to go and validate at a Sasol garage this past Sunday,” he said.

Despite becoming a multimillionaire overnight, the man intends to continue working.

He has no plans to spend his winnings lavishly and has earmarked some of it to settle his home loan.

He said: 

I am used to having money and managing it therefore, my lifestyle will not really change, although I may do something special for my family. I am in no rush to start spending as I am quite comfortable already.

Since January, there have been eight lottery millionaires.

In January, a Roodepoort man who came from humble beginnings won the R32-million jackpot in the New Year’s Eve Lotto draw.  

An FNB player also won the highest jackpot of the year on 7 February. The lottery rolled over 23 times to earn the player more than R60 million.

Lottery operator Ithuba said in a statement that FNB would contact the winner.

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