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  • Where are they? Officials STILL searching for R126m Powerball winner

    Where are they? Officials STILL searching for R126m Powerball winner

    It’s been almost a week since one lucky South African successfully picked the right numbers in a multi-million rand Powerball draw. However, as of 9:45 on Thursday morning, no-one has yet claimed the jackpot.

    Powerball officials searching for latest winner

    With a R126 MILLION golden ticket in their possession, the winner is either playing it cool or biding their time. Either way, the radio silence has lasted long enough for Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza to ask the overnight millionaire to make themselves known to the Lottery Commission.

    “We congratulate our latest multi-millionaire, and urge them to come forward and claim their winnings. We urge all other players to continue to check their tickets, as there are a number of unclaimed tickets due to expire in six months. Winning tickets are valid for 365 days from the draw date.”

    Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza

    Who is the R126m Powerball winner?

    Thanks to information released by Ithuba, we now know a few things about this anonymous player. It would appear they come from a very humble background, and spent little more than R20 to change their life in the most wild and dramatic fashion possible.

    • The winner correctly picked the numbers 02, 14, 19, 24, 39, and also chose the Powerball (09).
    • Our mystery multi-millionaire bough their ticket on Friday 20 May.
    • The person is believed to be a resident of Florida, Johannesburg.
    • The ticket type was a ‘quick selection’.
    • And finally, our lucky participant spent R22.50 on their picks.

    What happens if a jackpot IS NOT claimed?

    People have exactly 365 days from the date of the draw to claim their winnings. There is no other protocol for those who miss this deadline – if you leave it more than a year, the commission will not recognise your numbers as a winning ticket. So it’s best not to dawdle.

    Once the deadline has been missed, the money is then withheld by Ithuba. They will then distribute the millions between various charities, ensuring that the huge sum of cash finds a worthy home. The unclaimed jackpot does not get put back into the prize fund and is used solely to benefit the less fortunate.

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