Father wins R10m jackpot

2010-09-01 16:07
Mafikeng - A 48-year-old North West man had his daughter to thank for winning Saturday's R10m jackpot, National Lottery operator, Gidani said on Wednesday.

The man was browsing the lottery website at work on Monday when he discovered he had won the jackpot with numbers chosen by his youngest daughter, Gidani said in a statement.

He travelled to the National Lottery offices to claim his prize and all doubt disappeared when the operator confirmed him as the winner of the jackpot.

The man said he was not planning to tell anyone about his win, including his two daughters.

"I do not even plan to celebrate my win," he said.

Asked what he thought his daughters would want if they knew of his fortune, he said they would be happy with a holiday trip to the coast.

The man planned to take an early retirement with his winnings by buying a farm and pursuing commercial farming as a hobby.

Read more on:    mafikeng  |  lotto
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Autobraking: See just how good they are!

Just how good are automatic brakes on cars these days? Two VW models have been praised by top UK research centre Thatcham. Find out why...

 

Stay safe

Pro's and con's of accredited driver-training
Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
Need a family ride? SA's top Mommy Cars
Mom's driving-school dream come true
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may need to re-look at the fine print. Things are not what they seem. Trust your intuition and look into things a bit deeper...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.