A local security guard’s dream came true when he won the R64-million Powerball jackpot this week.

Ithuba Lottery spokesperson, Busisiwe Koloi, told TimesLIVE that upon receiving the news that he had won, the local security guard quit his job and was overwhelmed with his new found fortune.

“The new multi-millionaire said that although he hasn’t decided how he is going to spend his money‚ he has decided to put his security guard days behind him and retire,” said Koloi.

The lucky security guard spent R60 a week in the hopes of winning the Powerball.

Koloi said the winner was determined to give fate a chance and is very grateful for his winnings.

“He had never won anything from playing lottery games but that did not deter him. The excited winner expressed that even though he has always wanted to win‚ he couldn’t believe that it had finally happened to him‚” he said.

The national lottery, Ithuba, will provide the newfound winner with financial counselling and advice, to prepare him for his new large sum of responsibility.

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Ishani Chetty

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