The National Lottery has come under fire for the PowerBall’s winning numbers drawn on Tuesday [December 1]. In a strange sequence, the winning PowerBall numbers were: 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 – PB 10.
The jackpot prize for the PowerBall draw was R114 million. The National Lottery announced that 20 winners, who selected the 5 correct numbers and the PowerBall number, will each walk away with R5 688 468.21.
On the SA Lottery website, under the “How to choose your numbers” section, it says: “Six consecutive numbers have never been drawn in any state or international Lotto game. I have all the drawing results for more than 180 state and international Lotto games, going back more than fifty years! Even five consecutive numbers is a very rare occurrence that, in most Lotto games, has never happened once.”
As expected, #LOTTO is trending on Twitter and social media users are calling out the National Lottery.
Some hilarious remarks below:
— It’s Lo🌈🌈🌈 (@rising_oceans) December 2, 2020
— Lawyer @ H💗rt (@LawyerHrt1) December 2, 2020
— Well Fed Slave (@Chopxion) December 2, 2020
— MANDLA-M 🇿🇦 (@MandlaMhlanga_) December 2, 2020
— Mr Tee (@miste_Tee) December 2, 2020
#LOTTO started being rigged when they stopped using that machine from years back 👈🏾
😂the new one is just a computer program designed to do whatever they want, unlike physical balls that made it difficult to control. pic.twitter.com/dUbbjOafUD
— Ncedo_Silvence (@NcedoSilvence) December 2, 2020
Lotto SA: Our lotto plus draws machines are monitored by independent auditors, for transparency and accuracy.
— Xolile Mlunguzi (@XolileMlunguzi) December 2, 2020
— GEMINI X♊ 42699 (@42699X) December 2, 2020
— No One Else But Me 🗨 (@Ndobe_Bibow) December 2, 2020
— Latoya Ntombela (@LatoyaNtombela) December 1, 2020