Cape Town – A Limpopo woman has become a multi-millionaire after winning over R22 million in the Lotto Jackport draw that took place over the weekend.
The woman won R22 260 104 in the February 11 Lotto jackpot draw and became a multimillionaire after seven years of being unemployed, reports said.
According to Ithuba, the woman is the first Capitec Lotto multimillionaire, reported The South African.
The report said the woman was unemployed for seven year and sustained herself by selling hair products.
“I play the national lottery games every week and this is the first time I have won such a big amount. I am so happy and so relieved. I have always wanted financial freedom and winning this jackpot has given that to me,” the report quoted her as saying.
She now plans to further her studies in electrical engineering, build a house for her mother and invest in her children’s education, reported IOL.
The report said she also plans to give back to the community by helping to “empower underprivileged girls”.
“We are thrilled to have our first Capitec Lotto multimillionaire winner. The national lottery is in the business of changing lives and we look forward to creating more millionaires in the upcoming year,” the report quoted Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza as saying.
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe