The PowerBall Draw on 5 June 2018 produced two winners of R26,896,380.16 each! While one winner declined to comment, this Eastern Cape winner had this to share about his PowerBall jackpot winning experience:
When asked what other National Lottery games he plays, our winner said, “PowerBall Plus, LOTTO Plus, and SportStake 13. This time I have won PowerBall although I’ve always thought I would win the LOTTO.”
From a manual selection with a R5.00 wager, this is the first time he has won such a large sum of money – R22.50 being the highest amount he has ever spent on a single wager, and an average monthly spend of R350 being the most he spends on other National Lottery games.
How did he find out he had won?
He saw the results during the Draw Show on TV, then told his wife and son, who were with him at the time. He also told them not to tell anyone. He then kept his winning ticket in a packet inside the pocket of a shirt until he could claim it at a regional Ithuba Office.
What does he plan to do with such a momentous windfall?
“I currently work at a national retailer as security guard. When I am not at work, I usually take on odd jobs just to bring in that extra money to support my family. Without a doubt, this money will make a huge difference in my life. If people ask me where it comes from, I will be honest – I won the Powerball because I’m an avid player”.
A naturally careful spender, the PowerBall jackpot winner has big dreams for not only himself, but also his family, “I am very excited, but I am trying to control myself – I don’t want this money to change me. I simply plan to send my children to university. I would also like to build my family a house, and I have plans to make a donation to my church”.