Somewhere in South Africa, one or more people might just be one day away from becoming multi- millionaires! Millions of South Africans could realise their dreams in this week’s PowerBall jackpot which  is at an estimated all-time high of R180 million!

ITHUBA, the National Lottery Operator confirmed that the PowerBall has climbed up to yet another  historical jackpot. The largest payout that the National Lottery has ever made, was the R145 million  PowerBall jackpot which was paid to a single winner just over 5 months ago.

ITHUBA says that these high jackpots have been a result of their intentional strategy to reinvigorate the  National Lottery. “When we took over the operation of the National Lottery in June 2015, our aim was  to strengthen the National Lottery brand by creating attractive jackpots and introduce games that were  relevant to the South African market whilst ensuring we are on par with International Lotteries," said  Khensani Mabuza, Corporate Relations Executive at ITHUBA.

“The high jackpots have resulted in increased participation, to which we have responded by increasing  the Lottery footprint throughout South Africa. Currently, we have 9000 retailer terminals nationwide,  this is over and above the thousands of handheld playing devices and our digital channels. That is   significant growth in comparison to the number of retailer terminals that existed when ITHUBA took  over in 2015,” said Mabuza.

When asked if the jackpot will final get hit this Friday 8 February 2019, Mabuza concluded, “We have  no idea of whether or not the PowerBall jackpot will be won this Friday, or where the winner will come  from, but just the thought of someone winning such a life changing amount of money, excites us as the o perator. We wish all players the best of luck and take this opportunity to remind them that they have  to be in it, to win it."


Ithuba Holdings Proprietary “(RF), is the official operator of the National Lottery in South Africa. Since  taking over the operation of the national lottery in 2015, Ithuba has been living up to their objective to  reinvigorate the National Lottery through optimising the consumer experience, restoring faith and trust  in the National Lottery; and showcasing its positive social contribution to society. Ithuba, proudly rooted  in South Africa, is intent on contributing positively and actively to socio-economic development by  producing as many millionaires as possible, as well as uplifting communities through various initiatives.

Ithuba is determined to uphold the ethical and efficient operation of the National Lottery, setting the  benchmark for Lottery operations in South Africa and beyond.   

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