A Grabouw man’s life will never be the same again after winning the long-awaited PowerBall PLUS Guaranteed Jackpot last week Tuesday, 29 November 2016.
Grabouw, situated just over 60km from Cape Town, is known for its rich agricultural areas, producing apples and pears. Now it’s home to one of Ithuba’s biggest jackpot winner who took home R20 000 000.
The lottery player joins 10 other millionaires already created from the province.
The overwhelmed yet humble winner said he found out that he had won while watching the PowerBall Draw show with his family, and cried after realising that he matched all the jackpot winning numbers.
An avid player of both PowerBall and LOTTO games, the winner played his properly thought and planned numbers on the day of the draw and spent only R45 on his winning ticket. The winning ticket was bought at Village Supermarket in Grabouw.
The winner who on average spends about R600 a month on lottery tickets, said he will continue playing his favourite games – PowerBall and LOTTO – and wishes to win big in the Christmas Raffle and the new Pick 3 game.
The winner told Ithuba that he was overwhelmed about the winnings and everything still feels surreal. “The most that I have won with LOTTO was R900 since I started playing when the game was launched”, said the winner.
“After living from hand-to-mouth every single month and some months without money, I will finally be able to buy my dream house and provide for my family. All I have ever wanted to do was to have a house where my family could live comfortably, and be able to provide for them in the best way possible. My family has always wanted to fly in an aeroplane to go on holiday, this dream is finally going to come” concluded the winner..
The winner also plans to donate some money to a charity organization which he has already identified.
Ithuba celebrates with the PowerBall PLUS winner. The winner has received financial advice and also emotional counselling to assist with his new financial status.