South Africa

Lotto millionaire won’t quit his job

Johannesburg – A Joburg man who won over R6 million after bagging the Lotto Jackpot in October, has no plans to leave his job.

  According to Lotto operator Ithuba, the man won R6 483 828.80 after buying a Lotto ticket via the National Lottery Mobile app for R100. 

  The man said he logged on to check the previous night’s Lotto results and he matched the first four numbers. He then went to a local supermarket to double-check if he had really won.

  Ithuba corporate relations executive Khensani Mabuza said they are excited that their jackpot winner used the National Lottery Mobile app to play. “We have seen a significant growth in players using the National Lottery app to play our various portfolios of games. This means that players are no longer restricted to purchasing their tickets in retail stores,” Mabuza said.  

  Concerning his fortune the man said he would not resign from his job, and would not change his lifestyle.

  “I will settle my debts and live a debt-free life, and ensure that my children get the best education available. I will also invest some of the money in business; and also donate some of it to a shelter for the homeless in my community,” he said.

  He said the only people he has told about his winning are his wife and children.

  Ithuba said it had paid over R2.7 billion in winnings since the beginning of this year.

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