Cape Town - The winner of the R167 million Powerball jackpot has come forward.
The National Lottery Ithuba confirmed on Wednesday, that a 67-year-old Ballito businessman claimed his winnings from the February 11 draw.
He spent R150 for his ticket and opted for a quick-pick.
According to Ithuba, the latest winner is an avid golfer who also enjoys taking walks on the beach.
“As with most jackpot winners from the past, he also plans to settle debt and make several investments, as well as make a donation to charity with some of his winnings,” said Ithuba in a statement.
The winner told Ithuba that he plans to travel and has no plans to make any other “drastic changes” to his current lifestyle.
“The excited, yet anxious man found out that he had won the jackpot through checking his ticket numbers on the internet.
“Before approaching the Ithuba regional office in Durban to claim his winnings on Tuesday, he had only told his immediate family and had kept his ticket in a safe,” said Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza.
Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza said this is the second highest PowerBall jackpot win since the R232 million February 2019 win.
“With this recent big Powerball jackpot win, it shows that there are various ways that tickets can be purchased, through buying them at a retailer or playing through one of our digital channels, players have the option of selecting numbers manually or through the quick-pick option,” said Mabuza.