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The lucky winner of the Lotto Plus 2 jackpot says she plans to use her winnings to further her education and build a house for her family. 

The soft-spoken woman, from a small town in Rustenburg, won a whopping R46 million following the December 8 draw.

She'd just started short-term work  as a construction worker just a few months ago after enduring nine years of unemployment. 

The ecstatic multi-millionaire said that the first thing she wanted to do with her new fortune was to buy a house for her and her family in an urban area where her children can access quality education. 

She also has plans to develop herself by improving her own level of education. 

“I went to school up to Standard 5 (Grade 7) only. This has also made me feel ashamed because I always attributed my poverty to my lack of education. Now that I won’t have to worry about hustling for my family’s next meal, I will focus on upgrading my level of education. This is something I’d like to do for myself to restore my dignity. I’d like to also look into money management training to help me to continue handle money correctly. 

"The financial advice I received from ITHUBA has been a really good start for me. I was able to make wise  investment decisions and I am comfortable to say that this money will guard me and my family our whole lives”, said the emotional winner.

The 44-year-old  went on to recall  how hard things have been for her and her children, saying: “It has been very painful to not be able to  provide my children with even their basic needs.

One of the most painful things I’ve had to go through  as a parent was to not be able to pay for my son’s participation in the matric farewell party – that really
pained me," said the winner.

Speaking of concerns around her safety following her win, the woman said that she was planning on  moving out of the small town as soon as possible.

“Where I come from, everyone who knows me knows  that I am a regular Lotto player, I never miss an opportunity to become a millionaire even if I only have  R5 to spend on a ticket. When word broke that the National Lottery was looking for the new jackpot  winner who was in fact from our town, people already suspected that it was me who has won,” she said.