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Two lucky players claim the SA biggest 2017 jackpots - Powerball & Lotto

Published: Sunday, June 25, 2017

May was pretty hot for National Lottery players. We had some long no see high jackpots in both, most popular games - Powerball Plus and Lotto.

These jackpots are the biggest in the KwaZulu-Natal region. Two men who won claimed their Lotto winnings before 25th may, as we read on official Ithuba site. Players from Durban won R58.7 million and R34.4 million respectively.

The first man was a traveler to Durban. He bought a ticket from Ladysmith. He was very exciting when checked the results of the game. He became a millionaire just like this! The numbers he used to play were selected randomly by him. The 50-year-old man bought R30 worth tickets and won life-changing money. He is going to invest this money to have slow and happy retirement. For now, he will be working as usual.

The second winner is from Umlazi, is about 30 years old. Since he is unemployed, great luck from winning Lotto jackpot almost saved his life. He bought R60 worth tickets at Spar in Umlazi and won an unimaginable R34.4 million. He said it's for investing, mainly in property. He has plans to help the family, for example buying a house for parents. Also starting a business is a must to have a clear future and do not suffer poverty again. Of course, some of the money will be spent on luxuries as traveling.

Biggest ever jackpots in National Lottery

What's very interesting, the highest jackpot that happened in South Africa (in Powerball game) was never collected by anyone. The record was announced on 3rd June 2011. The amount to pay out - astounding R 102,016,595.00. Why was it never collected? Maybe the owner lost the ticket and will never know how much money he or she could have. Probably this mystery can't be solved.

1. R102,016,595 - PowerBall on 2011-06-03 - Not claimed
2. R91,068,427 - PowerBall on 2010-02-12
3. R69,542,295 - PowerBall on 2010-07-13
4. R64,547,102 - PowerBall on 2010-10-12
5. R62,996,195 - PowerBall on 2016-09-18