Last updated on Mar 12th, 2021 at 11:44 am

The winner of the R51 Million PowerBall jackpot from the Tuesday 2 March 2021 draw, has claimed his winnings…

He bought his ticket at OK Mini Market in Polokwane, with a ticket wager of R30 and a manual selection method.

Speaking to the National Operator, ITHUBA, on Monday 8 March, the 30-year old winner said he can finally pursue his dream of becoming a Social Worker.

“I wanted to study for a qualification in Social Work after my matric, but unfortunately there was no money to send me to school so I had to look for a job so that I could help my family”.

Despite his new millionaire status, the winner still wants to put his dream qualification under his belt.

“Winning this money does not mean that I must abandon my dream qualification – it was never just about me. It has always bothered me to see young children suffer in my neighborhood. Their parents receive social grants for them but end up just wasting the money on their own wants. I want to be able to offer effective and sustainable assistance to my community, and getting the Social Work qualification will help me do just that”, he said.

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The winner added that on his list of priorities, is to complete the building of his family home. “I started building a house for my family a few years ago, and I have been struggling to complete it due to financial constraints. My father died recently before he could see the final product, I am grateful that my mother will get the opportunity to live in her dream house, as I intend to spend a portion of my winnings on the completion and furnishing of the house.”

ITHUBA’s group CEO, Charmaine Mabuza, congratulated the winner

“Congratulations to the R51 Million PowerBall winner! It’s always fulfilling to witness how Lottery jackpots change people’s lives – it’s what we have always aimed for as the Operator.  This money could not have gone to a more deserving person. We need more people to pay it forward by going back to their communities and initiate practical assistance”, said Mabuza.

ITHUBA offers winners of R50 000 and above trauma counselling and extensive financial advice.

The winner said he will invest a significant portion of his winnings and live off the interest.

The winning numbers for this draw were 1, 11, 21, 42, 32 and PowerBall, 11.

 

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