R232m PowerBall win will ‘open doors for my kids’, says lucky winner

The winner of the country’s biggest-ever PowerBall – a staggering R232m – says he was “very excited” when he realised the cash was his.

eNCA journalist Lindokuhle Xulu chats to the winner of the R232m PowerBall in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
Image: @enca via Twitter

Speaking to eNCA, the man – who was only willing to divulge that he was a 50-year-old Capetonian – said his greatest joy was that the money would enable him to provide for his children’s education.

“I am very excited, and I’m glad I won this,” he said. “For me it will open doors for my kids’ education because that is very important to me. I’m very happy, and I’m glad,” he said in a clip posted on the news channel’s Twitter feed.
The man came forward and claimed his prize on Monday, and travelled to Johannesburg on Tuesday to meet lottery operator Ithuba representatives.


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