Just as Ghana celebrated its own major betting success with Fuseini, who clinched a massive GH¢6 Million (equivalent to over 9 million rands) in the Aviator game, the tide of good fortune continues to sweep across the continent. As the year draws to a close, this wave of luck has now reached South Africa, where yet another player has experienced a significant windfall, mirroring the joy and excitement felt by winners like Fuseini.
In what he describes as the “best December of his life”, a man in his 50s has hit the jackpot by winning the Powerball Plus. His prize? A staggering R25 million. This lucky individual scooped up R25,287,948.10 in the draw held on December 1.
The National Lottery, operated by Ithuba, confirmed that the winning ticket was bought at a Pick ‘n Pay store in Pretoria. The winner expressed his overwhelming joy, remarking on the remarkable turn of his fortunes in what he calls the best December of his life, marking the end of the year by becoming a multi-millionaire.
The fortunate winner has been a regular player of the National Lottery since it began in South Africa.
Despite never having won anything before this life-changing jackpot, he always held onto the belief that his day of victory would eventually arrive.
Future Plans: Investment and Comfort
So, what’s next for the lucky winner? He has plans to rent out his current home and purchase a new residence in the suburbs. Additionally, he aims to invest the bulk of his winnings. Ithuba, in their statement, highlighted his intention to use this windfall for financial growth and to secure a comfortable retirement.
Charmaine Mabuza, the CEO of Ithuba, extended warm congratulations to the winner. She emphasised how such remarkable wins embody the dreams and aspirations that the National Lottery represents for many individuals.