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Lotto’s first big win for 2021

An unemployed mother in the North West province used her banking app and R15 to play the PowerBall on 27 July. She selected her usual numbers, manually: 5, 12, 15, 28, 29, and PowerBall number 14. Imagine her shock when she became the second-highest PowerBall jackpot winner in the history of the SA lottery, winning R158 million! “I kept on checking the numbers throughout the day to ensure that I was not mistaken or that I would wake up from a dream,” she’s been quoted as saying (she has chosen to remain anonymous). 

We love her level-headed plans for the money. She intends to build the house she always dreamed of and invest the rest for the future and her children’s education, while a portion will go to charity. But our favourite bit is her plan to take a trip to Durban with her family as she has never been to the seaside before. 😻 Here at explain.co.za, we love to celebrate wins big and small of our fellow South Africans, so cheers to you, mama, and to your dreams coming true. 🙌🏽🎉

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 05 August 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.