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KZN businessman wins R167 million Powerball jackpot

A 67-year-old businessman from Ballito in KwaZulu-Natal is laughing all the way to the bank after managing to bag the whopping R167 million Powerball jackpot.

The National Lottery Operator Ithuba confirmed the man is KZN’s newest overnight millionaire on Wednesday, 16 February 2022. He won the jackpot from the Powerball draw on Friday.

The winning numbers were: 9, 18, 34, 36, 49, with a bonus number of 12

POWERBALL R167 MILLION JACKPOT: HOW THE WINNER PLANS TO SPEND IT

The man spent R150 and opted for a quick-pick, which chooses the numbers automatically. The man has told Ithuba that he has no plans to dramatically change his life, but will be doing a lot more travelling.

He found out that he won the jackpot through checking his ticket numbers on the internet.

“This is the second-highest PowerBall jackpot win since February 2019 when we had a R232 million winner. In July 2021, we also had a R158 million jackpot winner,” Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza said.

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“With this recent big PowerBall jackpot win, it shows that there are various ways that tickets can be played through buying them at a retailer or playing through one of our digital channels; players have the option of selecting numbers manually or via quick-pick.”

Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza

You too could become an overnight millionaire: An estimated R35 million is up for grabs in the next Powerball draw on Friday, 18 February 2022.

ALSO READ: Powerball: Hunt is on to find winner of mega R167m jackpot – could it be you?

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