By Kaya 959 News
A Gauteng security guard has become a millionaire after bagging R11-million in the Powerball draw.
The Orange Farm man bought a R15 Quick Pick ticket hours before the June 15 draw. He has since come forward to claim his winnings.
The 48-year-old says he plans to build his family their dream home.
The man, who is the sole breadwinner for his family of five, will keep some of the money for his children’s tertiary education.
“I want to invest in property and start a transportation company. Lastly, I plan on getting my wife and I brand new cars and investing the rest of our winnings,” he told National Lottery Operator, ITHUBA.
The total Powerball was valued at R22-million.
Officials are still looking for a second winner who manually selected numbers on the National Lottery’s website.
Chinese man loses lottery winnings after boasting online
Meanwhile, a Chinese man who bragged about his winnings on social media lost all the money after someone else claimed the prize.
According to the Global Times, the man, who won about R13,000, posted a picture of his ticket on WeChat.
When the man went to collect his prize money, he learned that someone else had already claimed his winnings.
He reported the matter to the police, but the suspect is yet to be found.
Hopefully, the culprit will see the follow-up message he shared on WeChat.
“You will pay a prize if you don’t turn yourself in.”