...By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
Capitec banking app player wins R8 million PowerBall jackpot
The South African National Lottery Operator, Ithuba, revealed on Thursday that the winner of Tuesday’s R8 million PowerBall jackpot in draw 1398 played via the Capitec banking app.
The jackpot was worth R8,693,189.40.
The identity of the winner remains unknown as they have yet to come forward to claim their prize.
All banking app winners are notified of their winnings by their respective banks.
Alberton man claims R33 million PowerBall jackpot
Meanwhile, a 51-year-old finance sector professional from Alberton has come forward to claim the R33 million PowerBall jackpot won in draw 1396 on 11 April.
The winner purchased the winning ticket from a Spar in Alberton.
Despite becoming a multi-millionaire, the winner has no plans to retire and will continue working to continue building a legacy for his family.
As mandated by its license, Ithuba will maintain the anonymity of all winners.
The world of lottery games has been transformed in recent years with the advent of online gaming, which has allowed people to participate in the games from the comfort of their own homes.
The Capitec banking app is one such example, enabling players to play the lottery from their mobile devices.
This latest winner, who bagged the R8 million jackpot through the app, remains anonymous at present, but the fact that the National Lottery Operator is able to notify banking app winners of their good fortune is a further indication of the changing nature of the lottery industry.
The Alberton man who won the R33 million PowerBall jackpot is a finance sector professional who has no plans to retire.
His story is a reminder that many people who win the lottery do not immediately quit their jobs, but rather use their winnings to build a better life for themselves and their families.
The anonymity of lottery winners is an important factor in ensuring their security and privacy, and Ithuba’s commitment to maintaining this anonymity is to be commended.