A couple from Pretoria is packing their bags for Finland, dreams of the Northern Lights ahead, thanks to a whopping R60.8 million Powerball win. This victory marks the heftiest payout by a South African bookmaker yet.

The lucky winner, only known as Mr. F, was in disbelief when he got the call. “I was shaking,” he recalls, after Maryke Haywood, the head of Marketing at Lottoland, delivered the jaw-dropping news. Mr. F has been a regular on the Lottoland platform since 2020, dabbling in various global lotteries but holding a soft spot for the German Lotto. Interestingly, just a week before his monumental win, he bagged R15,000 from the same platform.

Strategy for Success

Mr. F’s winning strategy? “I usually purchase bets from the promotional SMS’s from Lottoland without overthinking the numbers,” he shares.

Following the life-changing news, Lottoland ensured Mr. F received financial counselling to manage his newfound wealth wisely. However, Mr. F and his wife’s connection with Lottoland isn’t just about the thrill of betting. They’re avid watchers of Lottoland’s charitable reality TV shows on kykNET, like “Dankie Lottoland” and “Lottoland Help ‘n Dorp”, applauding the company’s commitment to giving back to the community. 

“We’re over the moon to kick off 2024 with such a significant win,” says Haywood, hinting at Lottoland’s aspiration to secure a nine-figure win for a lucky South African, potentially setting another national record.

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