Father of Four Scoops the Biggest Lotto in Eastern Cape

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By admin November 23, 2017 16:51

Father of Four Scoops the Biggest Lotto in Eastern Cape

A 58-year-old pensioner from Dutywa has been able to scoop a tax-free R50 million jackpot; it was the biggest Lotto ever won in the Eastern Cape. He bought his golden ticket (for Nov. 4, 2017, draw) from the SPAR store. He buys his lottery tickets from this store. It was kept in his jacket pocket. As per the store manager, Bonginkosi Ntangasha, lottery aspirants had formed a long queue at the SPAR store for getting their tickets.

A report which said the winner of an R50 million lotto jackpot had not come forward to claim the prize, initiated him to check the winning numbers. The lucky winner said: “Some people were talking about this in town, but I did not pay much attention to it. I finished my smoke and went through the article in the newspaper. I moved inside to check my ticket.’’ He then compared his card with the winning numbers published in that newspaper. The father of four called his wife to come and check the ticket as well. She found her hubby right. Then the couple called their first-born to come, and check the winning numbers. He, who had taken an early retirement package from his government job, preferred to remain anonymous.

Willing to invest a considerable portion of the winnings, the family thinks that the massive win will make a big difference to all family members. However, they are willing to keep this news away from their younger children. The winner said, “I will not let the money change my actual identity.” Hlengiwe Zwane, a lottery psychologist, said that the Dutywa winner had been given one-hour debriefing which was focused on trauma counselling. “The counselling includes helping them adjust and understand exposure to new information and change and dealing with the new financial status,” Zwane added.

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By admin November 23, 2017 16:51
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