Record R57m Lotto jackpot up for grabs

2013-04-24 08:42
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Durban - The Lotto jackpot will be R57m on Wednesday evening - the highest jackpot in South African lottery history.

This comes after eight rollovers over the past few weeks, resulting in a rollover amount of R55m, according to the National Lottery website.

South Africans have been flocking to shops to buy their tickets, hoping to increase their chances of winning big, reported the Daily News.

There has only been one big single jackpot winner since 2007, when someone from Limpopo won R30m.

In 2008, three people shared a R40m win, said a spokesperson for lottery operator Gidani.

Since 2007, 271 people have become millionaires thanks to the Lotto.

Most of them - 104 - have been from Gauteng, with 44 from the Western Cape and 43 from KwaZulu-Natal.

“It was quiet today [Tuesday] but whenever the rollover is big, people buy lots of Lotto tickets. Some buy R3 000 worth of tickets in a single go,” said Hloniphile Shangase, a Money Market clerk at Checkers.

Some psychics said they saw another rollover on the cards. However, this has done little to deter KZN businessman Kevin Johns, 47, from buying Lotto tickets.

“I play it all the time but I win small amounts like R11 or R12. Once I won R222. If I win the R57m I’ll give up my job and go on a holiday in the Bahamas. The rest I would invest in property,” he said.

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