Northern Cape player bags R8.9 million in Lotto Plus 2 jackpot.
The most recent multi-millionaire is a lottery player from Garies, a tiny agricultural town in the Northern Cape, who won R8 913 492.90 in the Lotto Plus 2 jackpot from Wednesday’s draw.
The ticket, according to national lottery organizer Ithuba Holdings, was bought at OK Grocer.
“Ithuba would like to encourage players to check their tickets and to approach the Northern Cape regional office, to process their winnings,” Ithuba Holdings said in a statement.
“We congratulate our latest winner, we will support them through a team of financial advisors and psychologists, who will debrief him or her.
“Winning large amounts of money may cause a form of trauma or shock, as for our financial advisors, they are there to guide our winners and advise them on the different investment portfolios or opportunities,” said Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza.
Following the draw date, all lottery tickets are valid for 365 days. After being transferred to the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, unclaimed prizes from expired tickets are then redistributed to worthy charities.
Ithuba advises players to claim their prizes before their tickets expire and to keep their tickets safe.
For several months following the draw date, there have been numerous instances of winners coming forward to claim winning tickets.
Meanwhile, the next big estimated Lotto jackpot of R61 million will take place on Saturday.
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You can also play via USSD by ddialing1207529#.
Players must be 18 years and older.