R232m PowerBall win will 'open doors for my kids', says lucky winner

26 February 2019 - 15:48 By TIMESLIVE
eNCA journalist Lindokuhle Xulu chats to the winner of the R232m PowerBall in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The winner, wearing a hat with his back to the camera, didn't want to be identified.
eNCA journalist Lindokuhle Xulu chats to the winner of the R232m PowerBall in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The winner, wearing a hat with his back to the camera, didn't want to be identified.
Image: @enca via Twitter

The winner of the country's biggest-ever PowerBall - a staggering R232m - says he was "very excited" when he realised the cash was his.

Speaking to eNCA, the man - who was only willing to divulge that he was a 50-year-old Capetonian - said his greatest joy was that the money would enable him to provide for his children's education.

"I am very excited, and I’m glad I won this," he said. "For me it will open doors for my kids' education because that is very important to me. I'm very happy, and I'm glad," he said in a clip posted on the news channel's Twitter feed.

The man came forward and claimed his prize on Monday, and travelled to Johannesburg on Tuesday to meet lottery operator Ithuba representatives.


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