The weekend’s R87.6-million Powerball Jackpot winner is still nowhere to be found as the search intensifies.
The anonymous winner spent R20 at one of the filling stations owned by businessman John Mphosi. The individual has been missing in action ever since, keeping Mphosi and his employees on the lookout for him.
Mphosi sold a last minute national lottery ticket to the unknown winner at his Global Filling Station in Mokopane, Limpopo, less than two hours before the draw.
Following the announcement of the big win, the filling station has been inundated with series of phone calls and visits from people who thought they won.
“There is a lot of excitement around it. I have asked my employees if they remember who bought the winning ticket, but none of them did because it was such a busy day.
“We have even gone through CCTV footage, but it’s difficult to point out exactly who bought the winning ticket from it.”
The National Lottery operator‚ Ithuba said on Monday that the weekend’s R87.6-million Powerball Jackpot winner has not come forward. The statement said that the ticket which was bought in Mokopane‚ Limpopo got the player a whopping R87,624,435.
Speaking for Ithuba Zukiswa Nomnganga said winners have the grace of 365 days from the date of the draw to claim their winnings.
“This was the biggest PowerBall jackpot since Ithuba took over the operation of running the National Lottery in June last year. In addition‚ we will be announcing another huge jackpot for the new Lotto tomorrow morning‚” Nomnganga said.
This weekend’s R87.6-million Powerball Jackpot winner broke Ithuba’s record since taking over the operations of the national lottery from Gidani last year.
Meanwhile, the search still continues for the biggest Powerball winner.