Check your tickets! Someone from Durban has won R74m in the Powerball jackpot

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Someone from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal has won over R74 million in the Powerball Plus jackpot from Tuesday night’s draw.

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According to National Lottery Ithuba, the winning ticket was purchased in Durban and the ‘lucky player’ won R74 155 218.50.

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Ithuba has urged players to check their tickets and proceed to their nearest National Lottery regional office to process their winnings.

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“Following a series of roll-overs, it is with great excitement and pleasure for the Ithuba team to welcome the latest PowerBall Plus multi-millionaire,” said Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza.

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“As always, the team looks forward to providing our winner with exceptional service and helping him/her into their new normal.”

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Mabuza said the winner would receive their winnings tax free between 48 to 72 hours after presenting the winning ticket.

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“A team of financial advisors and psychologists will be on standby to offer the winner advice on a series of portfolio investment opportunities, as well as trauma counselling,” concluded Mabuza.

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Durban is no stranger to lottery winners. In February this year, one of the biggest Powerball jackpots – R167 million – was won by a Ballito resident.

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The 67-year-old businessman won the February 11 draw. He spent R150 for his ticket and opted for a quick-pick. 

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The winner told Ithuba he planned to travel and not make any drastic changes to his life.

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