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A man spent R30 on a Powerball ticket and walked away with R51 Million; he plans to follow his dream of becoming a social worker.


Polokwane, South Africa (09 March 2021) – Now more than ever, the dream of winning the Lotto is a real one! The kind of money being won by people is truly life-changing!

A 30-year-old man from Limpopo had his life changed on the 2nd of March after winning a total of R51 million when he played Powerball. He manually selected the numbers 1, 11, 21, 32, 42 and PowerBall, 11 to earn the win and only spent R30.

He reached out to Lottery operator Ithuba to claim his prize. When asked what he would spend his millions on, he explained that he always dreamed of studying to be a social worker, and he will be able to do that now.

“I wanted to study for a qualification in social work after my matric, but unfortunately there was no money to send me to school, so I had to look for a job so that I could help my family”.

“Winning this money does not mean that I must abandon my dream qualification – it was never just about me. It has always bothered me to see young children suffer in my neighbourhood. Their parents receive social grants for them but end up just wasting the money on their own wants. I want to be able to offer effective and sustainable assistance to my community, and getting the social work qualification will help me do just that,”

The man, who’s identity is being kept anonymous, explained that he would also finish building a home that he started years ago. He has faced some financial difficulties, so this money will assist him in completing that project too.

“I started building a house for my family a few years ago, and I have been struggling to complete it due to financial constraints. My father died recently before he could see the final product, I am grateful that my mother will get the opportunity to live in her dream house, as I intend to spend a portion of my winnings on the completion and furnishing of the house.”

Sources: iol
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