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. 🙌🏽🎉