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Double delight as two lucky players bag Lotto Plus jackpots

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Two lucky players hit the jackpot in the recent Lotto Plus draws, with both individuals scooping well over R10 million each.

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TWO LUCKY players hit the jackpot in the recent Lotto Plus draws, with both individuals scooping well over R10 million each.

The National Lottery Operator, Ithuba, announced that the Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 jackpots from draw number 2437 (May 11) were claimed by these participants.

Both winners used the Absa banking app, demonstrating the convenience and security of the digital platform.

The biggest winner, a Cape Town resident, bagged the Lotto Plus 2 jackpot, clinching a staggering R16,835,658.98, while another player walked away with the Lotto Plus 1 jackpot, pocketing a handsome R12,983,575.35.

The Western Cape winner, a regular National Lottery player, won his fortune with a R60 wager using the Quick Pick selection method on the Absa banking app.

Visiting the National Lottery Western Cape office this week to collect his prize, he expressed his immense gratitude. “Words cannot describe my gratitude for this life-changing opportunity. Winning this jackpot is a dream come true, and I am immensely thankful to the National Lottery for making it possible,” said the ecstatic winner.

The winner plans to manage his newfound wealth responsibly, intending to continue working and spending wisely. “I will not splurge on anything extravagant. After covering essential expenses, I plan to visit serene locations surrounded by nature, soaking in the tranquillity and enjoying my newfound peace of mind,” he shared.

The second winner was equally thrilled with their Lotto Plus 1 win. Both winners praised the ease and security of playing through the Absa app.

Ithuba provides all winners of R50,000 and above with counselling and financial advice to ensure responsible management of their winnings. Winners receive their tax-free payouts within 72 hours of a valid claim.

Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza congratulated the winners: “We are delighted to see our players taking charge of their finances by making use of the expert financial advice we offer. This helps ensure the longevity of their winnings, often lasting for generations when the right financial decisions are made.”

Nick Nkosi, managing executive: transactional banking at Absa Everyday Banking, congratulated the winners and highlighted Absa’s commitment to providing secure digital banking solutions.

“Congratulations to the winners. Absa has worked hard to enhance and provide cutting-edge, secure digital banking solutions for our customers to transact on their mobile devices at their convenience – anywhere, any time. As a result, we saw a staggering surge in digital transactions to 2.7 billion – among them lottery transactions – over the past year,” said Nkosi.

The chief digital officer at Absa Everyday Banking, Subash Sharma, added that Absa continues to prioritise digital transformation to support its customers.

“In 2023, we bolstered our digital banking app with the introduction of over 130 new features. As Absa continues to prioritise digital transformation to support our customers in their life journeys, because their stories matter, the bank remains dedicated to empowering customers with convenient, secure, and innovative digital banking solutions,” said Sharma.

* Players must be 18 years or older to participate in the lottery.

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