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Durban retail worker plans early retirement after winning R28m Lotto jackpot

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‘I was so flushed’ – Durban retail worker plans early retirement after winning R28m Lotto jackpot

A Durban lady’s winning streak has bagged her R28 million within the Lotto – simply 4 weeks after she gained R129 000.

Using the change from her grocery procuring, the lady purchased a fast decide ticket at Nadasens Spar Savemor on Wednesday.

“I don’t often buy a Lotto ticket but sometimes when I buy groceries, I use the change to buy a ticket,” she stated.

“I was in shock when I found out I had won. I couldn’t believe it.”

She took her ticket into the shop and was instructed to gather her winnings on the most important office. But she nonetheless did not realise that she gained the jackpot till she noticed her payout slip.

“When I saw the number on the page I, at first, thought there had been a mistake. But when I looked again, I saw I had won six numbers. I was so flushed,” she recalled.

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Only her kids, who’re already grown up, learn about her run of luck, she stated.

The retail worker says she hasn’t determined what to do with the money however stated she would retire early. She can even share a few of it with members of the family who’re in want and a charity organisation that is near her coronary heart.

“I just need to absorb it all, and then I will put my pen to paper and plan how to use the money,” she stated.

Lottery operator Ithuba confirmed the winnings.

“All winners of R50 000 and above receive trauma counselling and extensive financial advice. This winner has expressed to us that she wants to invest some of her winnings, and we are confident that we will assist her make the best decisions for her financial future,” added Charmaine Mabuza, Ithuba CEO.

The winning ticket she purchased in January, which gained her R129 000, was purchased on the identical Durban retailer and was additionally a fast decide ticket.

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