LADY luck smiled on a Pretoria lottery player who will be acquiring a new life – R21.4 million richer after winning the PowerBall jackpot on Tuesday evening.
The winning ticket was bought from Nyati Motors in Rosslyn, north of the capital Pretoria. The ticket-holder was the only winner of the Powerball jackpot, instantly amassing the year’s third biggest PowerBall jackpot win. The biggest PowerBall jackpot winner this year was a player from Gauteng who walked away with R42 million.
There was a massive R45-million up for grabs on Tuesday’s (12/04/2016) PowerBall and PowerBall Plus draws with both games carrying R20-million plus mega jackpots. However, the PowerBall Plus jackpot was elusive once again as it rolled over and now stands at a staggering R26.4 million for Friday evening’s draw.
PowerBall, which has recently overtaken Lotto as the most popular lottery game, has already had 14 Jackpot winners since Ithuba took over the lottery 10 months ago. The Powerball Plus has already recorded three millionaire jackpot winners and was currently carrying its biggest ever jackpot.
Meanwhile, Ithuba has already produced 50 millionaire jackpot winners across all lottery games since taking over. Lotto has recorded 30 millionaires, Powerball 14, Lotto Plus four and PowerBall Plus three.
All eyes will definitely be on the R26.4 million PowerBall Plus jackpot for Friday evening’s draw at 9pm on ETV. Be sure to get your ticket and Phanda Pusha Play for your One Big Thing.