One person is R3.2 million richer after winning Saturday’s Lotto jackpot, according to Ithuba National Lottery, the person won R3 219 596.30. in the October 29 draw.

Ithuba said when players play via a banking app, they are first contacted by their bank to notify them of their winnings.

“Players are then encouraged to proceed to their nearest Ithuba regional office to process their winnings,” it said.

TAXI FREE

“The winner will receive their winnings tax free in 48 to 72 hours. A team of financial advisors are on standby to offer advice on a series of portfolio investment opportunities. The player will also be offered trauma counselling from a team of psychologists.”

Ithuba said they were still searching for the winner of the R11m Lotto Plus 2 jackpot.

The ticket from the October 26 draw was purchased in Boksburg, Gauteng.

Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza encouraged the player to come forward and claim their prize.

Last week a Witbank businessman won R28m in the Lotto Plus jackpot (October 19 draw). He played via the First National Bank (FNB) banking app. The player said he planned to donate part of his winnings to his church. He also wanted to finish building his family home and buy a truck for his business. He said he had no plans to stop working.

LOTTO JACKPOT WINNER

Meanwhile, someone from Boksburg in Gauteng is holding a Lotto jackpot ticket worth R11.4 million.

According to national lottery operator the Ithuba winner bagged R11 471 571.70 in the Lotto Plus 2 draw on Wednesday. Ithuba encouraged players to check their tickets.

“The winner is encouraged to come through to our Ithuba offices to process his or her winnings,” said Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza.

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpots for Friday night’s draw was a guaranteed R127m, according to Ithuba.

This week a Witbank businessman claimed his R28.2m Lotto Plus jackpot.

The businessman won via the FNB banking app.

He said he didn’t realise he won the Lotto jackpot until he went into Ithuba offices.