The National Lottery recently ran a national competition on Metro FM to celebrate their 18th birthday. The Freedom to Phanda competition gave listeners an opportunity to win a massive R100 000 instantly. One of the winners, 26 year old Nkululeko Motha was in disbelief when he won the prize over his hopeful opponent.
“The competition rules were clear and we were both given a chance to ask clue questions. When it was evident that my opponent had given the wrong answer, I knew my prayers had been answered and I just went for it—that R100 000 was mine!” said Nkululeko.
Nkululeko holds a Diploma in Entrepreneurship from the University of Johannesburg, and lives with both his parents and siblings. “I want to do so much for my family but my means have always been limited, this money will make a huge difference in our lives.”
He intends on using some of the money to develop his fast-food business that he runs from home. “Expanding the business will result in more income, which I hope to use to help my brothers through school. My younger brother has had to take a gap year this year due to a lack of funds for tertiary education. He had applied for a student loan which he was strongly relying on, but did not succeed.”
Also top of his to do list, is to pay off his mother’s clothing account debt and to fix his father’s bakkie. Nkululeko is one of the 18 winners who each won the R100 000 prize. Other winners are: Jannie Vyner, Joseph Mohale, Ngwako Ramorei, Elizabeth Jantjie, Peter Pule, Sixolile Gatya, Julia Matsepa, Winnie Digomo, Lebohang Lebona, Pretty Jele, Juliet Masombuka, Pheeha Masemola and Kabelo Maluleke. The other 4 winners, who opted not to be named, were beyond excited to win the cash prize, each proclaiming it will go a long way in helping them better their lives.
Contestants who did not win the competition need not despair. The National Lottery has launched a #Liveitup PowerBall Style Competition which gives participants an opportunity to win weekly all-inclusive luxury prizes, such as a trip for two to Cape Town, a trip to for two to an international grand prix, a trip for two to the Serengeti, a trip for two to Dubai including a shopping experience, and the grand prize: a trip for 4 to a private island. The competition closes on 16 June 2018. More details on the competition can be found here: https://www.nationallottery.co.za/live-it-up/
Players must be 18 years and older. All players are encouraged to play responsibly.