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Joburg mom bags Powerball jackpot, plans to install solar panels to combat load shedding

A picture of a winner holding a cheque of her Powerball jackpot winnings.

A Springs mother bagged almost R4 million in the Powerball jackpot. Picture: Supplied

Published Jul 10, 2023


The winter holidays just got sweeter for a Johannesburg mother who bagged almost R4 million in the Powerball jackpot.

According to National Lottery Ithuba, the woman who lives in Springs, won an amount of R3,982,072.10 from the July 4 draw.

She played via the Standard Bank banking app.

“While her usual routine involved purchasing tickets and having any winnings deposited directly into her bank account, this time, she received an unexpected SMS notification that led to the realisation of her incredible fortune,” said Ithuba in a statement.

They added that the lucky winner, whose identity has been withheld for security reasons, couldn't contain her excitement upon discovering the magnitude of her winnings.

“At first, she anticipated a substantial sum, but the final amount left her overjoyed and astounded. With the newfound financial injection, she planned her first investment - installing solar panels. Recognising the importance of an uninterrupted power supply in her daily life and business, she views this as both a necessity and a luxurious convenience that will keep load shedding at bay.”

In congratulating the winner, Charmaine Mabuza, CEO of Ithuba said: “We are thrilled to see yet another life transformed through the Powerball game.

“This victory showcases the potential of the National Lottery to create extraordinary opportunities for individuals and families.

“We are proud to be a part of this journey and look forward to witnessing this win’s positive impact on the winner's life and those around her," she said.