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A man in his twenties from the Free State was the winner of the R100 million PowerBall game, national lotto operator Gidani said. Picture Cindy Waxa.

Days after a single ticket scooped the R102 million PowerBall jackpot the winner has still not come forward to collect their prize, a report says.

According to the New Age, lottery operator Gidani says the winning ticket was bought in the Free State.

The jackpot reached a new record on Friday after 24 rollovers.

“We are patiently waiting for the winner of the PowerBall jackpot to come forward and claim their prize,” Thembi Tulwana was quoted as saying, adding that the winner would be offered emotional and financial counselling.

“The winner has 365 days after the draw to collect the money,” she said. - IOL


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Anonymous, wrote

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03:32pm on 8 June 2011
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I have the ticket but don't want to cash it in since I don't want to be taxed 50% on it. Will sell it to anyone who offers me R100...

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Anonymous, wrote

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03:31pm on 8 June 2011
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I have the ticket but don't want to cash it in since I don't want to be taxed 50% on it. Will sell it to anyone who offers me R100...

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Anonymous, wrote

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02:58pm on 8 June 2011
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lotto has always been a scam we buy our tickets in hopes of winning and improving our lives and all they do is take our money i have been playing for 6 years and not once have i won anything or personally met someone who has won please stop this scam now!!!!!

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Anonymous, wrote

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02:54pm on 8 June 2011
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Something not right her! I sincerely hope that this "win" will be fully investigated!

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shabz, wrote

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02:51pm on 8 June 2011
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this gidani should be stopped for taking hard working peoples money, nothing in this country is genuiene. have live draws then we will believe you thieves

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Anonymous, wrote

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02:46pm on 8 June 2011
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They know where the ticket was bought as the terminal number is part of the barcode. Now for some thought and IT specialists will know what I'm talking about:- All terminals are disabled a few minutes before the live draw. Now, lets turn the system time back say 2 hours after the draw and enable a buddies cornershop terminal only and issue a ticket with the correct numbers. Once issued, turn the system time back to current and I have a valid winner! The ticket database shows the ticket to have been bought 2 hours before the draw. The auditors (don't look so bright!) nod their ok after a few checks - all is in order !

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omesh , wrote

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02:41pm on 8 June 2011
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the current lotto is a major SCAM.bring back the old lotto that was in kzn'natal Lotto"every week you had guaranteed winners and saw proof in the papers,with payouts.THE CURRENT LOTTO IS JUST ANOTHER MONEY MAKING MACHINE FOR THE GOVERNMANT..

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mike, wrote

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02:33pm on 8 June 2011
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I Agree with Theolep.Something very fishy with Gidani.this really needs to be investigated

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Anonymous, wrote

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02:30pm on 8 June 2011
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How did Gidani know that the person at large is a 'He'?

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Anonymous, wrote

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02:29pm on 8 June 2011
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How did Gidani know that the person at large is a 'He'?

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Anonymous, wrote

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02:28pm on 8 June 2011
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Do yourselves a favour. Download all the Powerball winning numbers in MS Excel from the National Lotteries site. Sort the winning numbers them from highest to lowest - left to right. What do you notice? All the winning numbers of very large amounts do not follow the random pattern. They are sequentialy very high like 6 30 31 34 36 or very low like 1 3 6 10 28 and often the powerball number is the same as the previous draw. Now do the same with the Lotto. Coincidence? Mmmmm. I don't know.

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Anonymous, wrote

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02:16pm on 8 June 2011
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This "poor" person who has the winning ticket for R102 million even at a modest interest rate of 5% is losing R14 000 per day in simple interest alone on this money.

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Anonymous, wrote

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02:15pm on 8 June 2011
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Why is there such big gaps between 2nd price payouts.Cant the money be properly split between 1,2,3 so as to create more millionares instead of one person hoarding the whole lot, which they would probably die of shock looking at the amount .Be reasonable instead of repaying winners with just change - as put taxi fares. People should rather boycott the LOTTO till the goernment catches a wake up.

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Karen, wrote

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02:14pm on 8 June 2011
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I had high hopes on Sunday morning when I checked my many tickets I bought the night before. I went onto the Lotto online page and saw that only one person won. Disappointed but pleased for whoever it might be I carried on with my daily chores. Later my hubby and myself got chatting, does Gidani actually have that kind of money. My feeling now is that there never was a winner, how are they going to explain it.....

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Anonymous, wrote

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01:23pm on 8 June 2011
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When the lotto started out, there was always 2 or more winners of the Jackpot. Nowadays it is always only one person who wins that enormous amounts. They're screwing their customers!

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Anonymous, wrote

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01:22pm on 8 June 2011
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When the lotto started out, there was always 2 or more winners of the Jackpot. Nowadays it is always only one person who wins that enormous amounts. They're screwing their customers!

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Mr Wonder, wrote

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01:07pm on 8 June 2011
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Guys dont be fooled by this. What they did was "generate" a winning ticket. They are going to give this ticket to someones less fortunate there in the Free state. They going to tell the person.." Look here, just say youve won this R100mil" They'll probably offer this person around R1 million to say they won If someone came up to you and say take this ticket and say youve won and i'll give you something on the side line, wouldnt you? Just something to ponder over!

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lsg, wrote

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01:02pm on 8 June 2011
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that was expected,GIDANI is just making money from poor SA.no one won that amount of money

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Mandoza, wrote

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01:02pm on 8 June 2011
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And you believe that you can win so much money...I doubt...

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Emil, wrote

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01:01pm on 8 June 2011
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i could use that money, but for those of you who don't know, the Lotto is a scam - I have been told by insiders overseas!

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