Zim man wins R12m SA lotto

A Zimbabwean man who has been living in South Africa for the last 10 years on Wednesday won 12 million rand in a national lottery jackpot, Ithuba.


The man who grew up in abject poverty in Zimbabwe decided to try his luck for a second time after he won nothing at the first attempt.
After winning the lottery, the 34-year-old man said he would renovate his family home in Zimbabwe, buy himself a house and car, and invest the rest of the money. 

He said: “A few weeks ago, I decided to give lotto a try for the first time and I won just over R200. I decided to play again. I did not think much about the numbers, I just randomly selected them.
“I could not believe it when I learnt that I had a winning ticket.

I won R12 million! My parents passed away when I was still very young and my sister had to step in as a mother figure to my siblings and me. Growing up in a child-headed home was tough — the poverty just never improved. When I was in my early 20s, my friend who was already living and working in Durban suggested that I come to look for work in South Africa to help ease my circumstances at home. I stayed in Durban for five years and during that time I worked a lot of different casual and domestic jobs.

“One of the companies I worked for in Durban recognised my hard work and offered me a permanent job at their head office in Johannesburg. “This move changed my life. I was able to rent a decent place and was able to help my family back home to have food on the table every day. I thought that my life could not get better than that.”

    Comments (5)

    Hikho belishaya. I lotto kayimangalisi. Bakhona abathatha amatshansi ku euro million bawina kodwa kabazanga betchele muntu. I lotho yimali yabantu , kumele umuntu enike ama charity eyinye.

    Imali yamahala - 6 April 2019

    Congratulations makorokoto

    Tendai Mvere - 7 April 2019

    Simele sithi amhlope , kodwa balushwana abanotha nge loto , abanengi bayabe sebengasela ngisho lendlu after 3yrs. Omunye wayidla yonke , wasecina elala pandle ngezikhweledi , kodwa wawina amanye ama miliyoni ese stridini , yi lucky elifunakalayo.

    Amhlope - 7 April 2019

    people who are jealous like the first commentator will always remail poor you will not be rich by beating other people uzofa ongane lutho but just a killer remember your grave is also waiting for you south africa does not encourage violence i think lack of education kills you which province are you from or place

    davie - 8 April 2019

    statistics show that the majority of people who win the lotto will be worse off than they started. This money is not from God and its one way the government gets back the money it dishes out as welfare to the community. We have a God who takes care of us every day not live by chance or gambling. If you trust in God He will see you through many situations. This guy says he was rewarded for his hard work. God was working in his life up to that time and then he quit his trust on the Provider as he was set for higher things in his life but the devil got the better of him by winning him the lotto. Just watch this space how he is going to fare unless he goes back to God. Just an observation.

    #vanofavachitambura zvakare - 10 April 2019

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