Last week, Ithuba announced that the winning R23.774m lottery ticket, bought on September 19, 2018, had not been claimed and would expire soon. The ticket was purchased for R30 at the Shell petrol station in Amberfield, Centurion.
Had the winner not come forward, he would have forfeited his winnings on September 19.
Ithuba said the winner reported to their Sandton office in the company of his wife. The man said he had suspected he could be the winner when he saw in the media that the winning ticket had been bought at the place where he usually bought tickets.
Khensani Mabuza, corporate relations executive at Ithuba, said the winner then went through all the tickets he had to see if he could find one bought on the specified date, and when he found it he immediately drove to the lottery operator’s office.