- A Limpopo woman has become an instant multi-millionaire after winning over R22 million in the Lotto jackpot last weekend.
- The woman sold beauty products and worked as a hairdresser to earn a living during seven years of unemployment.
- She plans to build her mother a house, invest in her children's education and pursue her dream of becoming an electrical engineer.
A Limpopo woman has become an instant multi-millionaire after winning over R22 million in the Lotto Jackpot draw last weekend.
The woman had been unemployed for seven years when she hit the jackpot. She earned a living by selling beauty products and working as a hairdresser.
She played the Lotto via the Capitec Bank app. After receiving a notification that she had won, she verified it with the bank before visiting the Ithuba offices to process her claim.
"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,” she said.
The woman plans to build her mother a house, invest in her children's education, empower young women, and she wants to pursue her own dream of becoming an electrical engineer.
"I would like to help and empower young underprivileged girls," she said about the charitable work she will do in her community.
Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza said the woman was the first Capitec Lotto multi-millionaire winner.
"We are thrilled to have our first Capitec Lotto multi-millionaire winner. The National Lottery is in the business of changing lives, and we look forward to creating more millionaires this year," said Mabuza.