Ithuba, the National Lottery operator in South Africa has an announcement to make in regards to a player who is yet to claim his prize money. The lottery officials have revealed that the player they are looking for is among three players who became millionaires playing lottery games.
Ithuba has revealed that the name of the games these players participated in are Lotto Plus and Lotto. The officials have confirmed that while two players have successfully shown up and claimed their prize, one winner is still missing.
The National Lottery and Ithuba officials are anxiously waiting that the player will show up soon to claim the prize money. While the lottery officials are waiting for the third player to show up and claim his prize, it is also honoring all three players for their contributions to the lottery games.
The lottery officials have revealed that the first two players who became millionaires playing the Lotto and Lotto Plus games were regular customers. They had been playing lottery games on a regular basis and finally, the moment came when they became millionaires.
The officials have confirmed that two lottery players had participated in the Lotto and Lotto Plus draws that were held back on July 28, 2021.
The officials revealed that the first player who participated in the Lotto Plus won R10 million matching all the numbers on the ticket. The numbers from the draw were 32-28-20-16-15-3 while the bonus ball was number 1.
The officials have confirmed that the particular ticket was purchased by the winner paying R80. The ticket was reportedly sold from the Roasties Convenience Store, Pretoria.
Then the winner of the Lotto Jackpot won prize money worth R6 million. The player reportedly won the jackpot prize money for the game matching all the numbers 28-27-22-13-5-1 and the bonus ball number was 25.
The officials have confirmed that the second player had purchased his R6 million prize-winning ticket through the Nedbank banking application. The player had spent R40 in order to purchase the lucky ticket that won him a fortune.
In the end, it is the third player who still has not made any contact with Ithuba or the National Lottery. It has been over a month since the lottery officials have been looking for the winner but the winner still has not made any contact.
According to the officials, the third player had purchased the ticket for the draw held back on July 31, 2021, for the Lotto game. The player had purchased his ticket from Pick n Pay Birch Acres Shopping Center that is located in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The player had spent R20 to purchase the ticket and the prize money he won was R3 million.
“The winner, who is not yet known to Ithuba, spent R40 on the winning ticket, using the quick pick selection method,” said chief executive Charmaine Mabuza.
The winning numbers are 1, 5, 13, 22, 27, 28, and the bonus ball is 25.
The third person to bag the R3m Lotto from the July 31 draw purchased their winning ticket at the Pick n Pay Birch Acres Shopping Centre in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.
The winner spent R20 on the winning ticket, using the manual selection method, and has come forward.
The winning numbers are 24, 29, 36, 37, 39, 45, and the bonus ball is 50.