A woman from Cape Town – who bought a R30 Quick Pick Lotto ticket – has won R79-million and now plans to do as much good as possible!
Cape Town, South Africa – On Saturday, May 4, the National Lottery announced that there was a winner of the R79-million. It was only a week later that she realised she still had a ticket in her purse. When the numbers were run through the machine, she was notified she had to collect her winnings from the National Lottery office.
The woman had no idea how much she had won but went to the offices to find out. When she presented herself and the winning ticket, she was told she was the jackpot winner.
Having only spent R30.00 on a quick pick, the news nearly bowled her over.
“After buying my ticket, I put it in my purse and forgot about it. A few days ago while at the shop, I decided to check if the ticket had won anything. My heart started pounding when the cashier told me that I had to go to the National Lottery office to claim my winnings – she also did not know how much I had won. When I arrived at the National Lottery office, I was told that I was the winner of the R79 million LOTTO jackpot!”
She confirmed that the money would change her life, she is planning to do a lot of good for her family and a few people very close to her heart. She plans to buy a home with a big garden so her adopted grandchild can play.
“I want to buy a house with a big yard where my adopted grandson can run around safely and freely. My daughter and I adopted this baby boy when he was just 5 days old after he was living with his mother on the streets – we wanted to give him a better chance at life.
“I am so grateful that he can now have a good life and receive the best education there is to offer. I also want my 24-year-old daughter to resign from her job as a call-centre agent and go study towards a Psychology Degree, as she has always wanted to.”
The jackpot winner also hopes to get her health on track and has always wanted to see a dietician. The best part about her plans is that she wants to gift R2-million to a petrol attendant who has brightened her day on countless occasions.
“I have been going to the same petrol station for years, and there has always been this young man who is polite and very helpful. His excellent service has never changed in any way over the years, we have even become friends and chat every time I go there to fill up my car. I have always wished to help make his life better in any way, and I now have an opportunity to do so. I know this money will make a huge difference in his life”