What the father of five from the Eastern Cape plans to do with his R26 million winnings

What the father of five from the Eastern Cape plans to do with his R26 million winnings

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One of the two PowerBall winners of R26,8 million each, from the draw of 5 June 2018, is a father of five from the Eastern Cape who got lucky from a R5.00 wager.

He won from a manual selection with a R5.00 wager. It was the first time he won such a large sum of money.

When asked what other National Lottery games he plays, the winner said, PowerBall Plus, LOTTO Plus, and SportStake 13. “I have won PowerBall although I’ve always thought I would win the LOTTO.”

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 plans 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”.

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