‘I’m so excited, it’s like I won it’ – record PowerBall win is great for Cape Town store that sold jackpot ticket
The winner of the record PowerBall prize has nonetheless no longer come ahead to assert the jackpot, following the draw on Tuesday evening.
An individual who purchased the ticket on the OK Minimark in Tygerdal, Cape Town, won a large R232 131 750.69.
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However, although the winner hasn’t come ahead, the win has been great for trade.
“I’m so excited, it’s like I won it,” trade proprietor Johan Rothman advised Information24 on Friday.
“It’s been a whole publicity exercise as well – unintentionally. There’s been a lot of interest from the public to see the machine that paid out the biggest payment in history.”
He stated that other folks have come from so far as Paarl and Stellenbosch to seek advice from the store.
The winner should provide him or herself at an Ithuba Regional Office to assert the jackpot.
“We usually ask them to check online or call our call centre and we ask them to visit a regional office for winnings over R50 000,” Ithuba Corporate Relations Executive Khensani Mabuza advised Information24.
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Mabuza stated that other folks every so often waited for as much as every week prior to claiming their jackpot.
The winner will go through a Winner Services Process that will come with an id and verification procedure.
“They can come with family, but in order to complete the process, we limit them to one family member. We send the ticket to Johannesburg to check if there’s any fraud,” stated Mabuza.
Winners are presented unfastened monetary, mental and trauma counselling.
“You might play with a clear idea of what you want to do, but other people don’t understand how it can affect them – things that you might never have thought of before,” Mabuza stated.
The OK Minimark seems to be a fortunate store as a former worker won a jackpot 5 years in the past.
“Five years, an ex-employee of mine won R12m after playing a Quick Pick [ticket],” stated Rothman.
“He asked me whether he should resign and he’s doing well now. He bought himself a house and a bakkie.”
The winner picked their very own numbers and whilst Rothman does not know who won, he stated that his common consumers normally play their very own numbers, relatively than going for the automated variety.
“There’s a lot regulars – they are the people who play their own numbers. I play myself; I’ve got a couple of coupons in the cubbyhole of my car when there’s a big draw,” he stated.
The jackpot for Friday’s PowerBall is R5m, however the PowerBall Plus jackpot is estimated at R36m.
Winners get the overall payout from Ithuba because the organisation does no longer deduct any cash on behalf of SARS prematurely.
“We pay out with no tax. If you win R10, you get R10,” stated Mabuza. But winners are nonetheless matter to commonplace taxation regulations of their source of revenue tax returns.
She warned despite the fact that, that winners will have to provide the unique ticket with a purpose to declare a prize.
“Unfortunately, we need a physical ticket.”
While the South African win is massive, america Mega Millions jackpot for Friday evening is estimated at a whopping $224m (R3.1bn) and the EuroMillions jackpot is €17m (R269m).
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PowerBall Plus numbers: 14, 16, 32, 38, 50 PowerBall: 19
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