Lucky Player Wins R87 Million South African Powerball Jackpot

Friday evening saw one lucky South African Powerball player claim a jackpot of over R87 million, the third-highest lottery win in the country’s history. The jackpot, which rolled over 19 times, had attracted a significant amount of interest and found itself the subject of a ticket-buying frenzy ahead of the draw.

Lucky Player Wins R87 Million South African Powerball Jackpot

The lucky winning lottery fan purchased a quick-pick ticket for R20 at the Global Filling Station in Mokopane, Limpopo, at 7pm on the Friday of the draw. The winner has still not come forward to collect their prize, but does have 365 days from the date of the draw to do so. Zukiswa Nomnganga, a spokesperson for South African lottery company Ithuba told the Sunday Times that the winner was entitled to free “trauma and emotional counselling” along with financial advice, should they need it, given the size of their windfall. Nomnganga continued, stating: “This was the biggest PowerBall jackpot since Ithuba took over the operation of running the National Lottery in June last year.”

The most recent jackpot fell short of the record R102 million Powerball prize claimed by a man from Bloemfontein in June 2011. The man was extremely fortunate, as his winning ticket had failed to scan twice and was almost disposed of before he realised that it was worth such a colossal sum of money. It is hoped that this latest jackpot winner checks their ticket very carefully so that they don’t miss out on a life-changing sum of cash.

If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning your own South African Powerball prize, tickets are available to buy from any authorised retailer throughout the country. Alternatively, head to World Lottery’s South African Lottery page, where you will find information about playing the game online from anywhere in the world. Best of luck!

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