Lotto: Winner of R20.5 million ticket could lose it all

Last chance: Ithuba is making its last call for the winner of last year’s R20,569,105.00 to come forward. The lotto operator says it had previously encouraged the lucky ticket holder to come forward and claim their winnings, but to no avail.

Now in a matter of days, the person stands to lose all of it as the ticket is now near expiration – this Sunday, 29 May 2022, exactly a year after it was won by the player in Carletonville.

“We urge players to check their tickets and to approach the Ithuba offices to claim prizes that are over R50,000 as soon as they realise they have won,” said Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza.

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According to the lotto operator, should the ticket remain unclaimed, the money will go into the National Lottery Distribution Fund (NLDTF) where it will be utilised for good causes.

The ticket was played using the manual selection with a wager of R40 on Lotto draw number 2130.

The winning numbers were 16, 18, 20, 22, 26, 29, 41

Meanwhile, the whopping R126 million Powerball jackbot has a lucky winner, who purchased a ticket in Florida, Johannesburg and used the quickpick method with a wager amount of R22.50.

In Durban, a woman bagged R39 million in the Lotto won via the FNB banking app. Ithuba’s CEO has congratulated the lucky winner, saying in part: “We congratulate our latest Lotto multimillionaire and wish her all the best in her future endeavours. This is yet another successful story of the good relationship we have with our banking partners, in this case FNB, as well as our innovative ways of operating and making games easily accessible to all players through these online digital platforms.”

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