Seven years ago, the father of three won about R75 000, but this time he really hit the jackpot, claiming a massive R61 million in the July 27 draw.
He bought his ticket from a Total garage in Highlands Drive and Fulham Road, using the quick pick Selection method on a R20 wager.
Speaking to SA’s national lottery operator, Ithuba, he described the conditions under which he had been living in before striking it lucky.
“I had not been working for the past five years, until I got a contract job early this year. Although this job is difficult and demands excessive physical strength, I was grateful to be able to help put food on the table for my family,” he said.