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Gauteng man scores double win in single PowerBall draw

A Gauteng man, who bought two tickets that won in the same draw, has claimed more than R15 million in winnings.

Picture: pixabay.com

CAPE TOWN – So luck doesn’t exist?

Think again.

A Gauteng man struck it lucky twice on the PowerBall and has now come forward to claim R15,2 million in winnings.

The winner, who has asked to remain anonymous, bought his two winning tickets with the same numbers from two different stores in the east of Johannesburg.

The first winning ticket was bought at a One Stop Spar in Kempton Park and the second winning ticket was purchased at the Brenthurst Supermarket in Brakpan.

The man couldn’t believe that he had won after buying each ticket for only R45.

Last year, he was affected by flooding in Johannesburg and his car was swept away.

He now plans to invest his winnings and pay off debt.

“This is indeed a miracle, as I can now pay off the debt I had incurred for the new vehicle and also help those in need around me,” he said.

When asked whether he will continue working, the winner responded: “I will continue working and later retire on the coast."

The jackpot was R30,6 million for the PowerBall draw and there were four winning tickets, each worth R7,6 million.

The PowerBall draw took place on 24 March 2017.