Ithuba said the winner spent R100 and opted to select his numbers manually.

Investment banker who bagged R7m Lotto won’t leave his job

By Jolene Marriah-Maharaj Aug 20, 2021

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Durban: A 43-year-old investment banker who bagged the R7 million Lotto jackpot told national lottery operator Ithuba that he didn’t plan to quit his job.

Ithuba said the winner came forward to claim his winnings from the August 14 draw.

The winning ticket was purchased on the national lottery operator’s website.

Ithuba said the winner spent R100 and opted to select his numbers manually.

The winning numbers for the draw were 5, 14, 19, 34, 44, 49, and the bonus ball 8.

The winner said his reason for not quitting his job was due to the fact that he enjoyed what he did.

“I’m still in shock but, at the same time, super excited and surprised. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that one day I would win the Lotto jackpot.”

His plans?

“As an investment banker, I know the best investments and will invest a large portion of my winnings and pay off all my debt. I had already planned a vacation with a couple of my friends, and the winnings will make this trip extra special and so much more worth it.”

The PowerBall jackpot for tonight’s draw is estimated at R35 million.

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