A Cape Town man, who is the biggest Powerball winner for 2021, has reportedly said he plans to exhume bodies of loved ones who were laid to rest in places that are no longer well maintained, and secure a better resting place for them.
According to IOL, the R56 million winner of the May 4 draw said: “First on my list of priorities is to exhume the bodies of my loved ones that have been laid to rest in other provinces and surrounding cemeteries in the Western Cape that are no longer well maintained, this will allow for me to secure a peaceful and final resting place for my family members.”
Apart from this, he said he and his wife planned to invest in property.
The winner, who was in disbelief about his win, bought his ticket at OK Minimark in Thornton, Cape Town.
His win came a few weeks after another Western Cape man won just over R13 million in lotto.
The man, who won from the May 1 draw, said his winnings were going to make a difference in his family’s life, adding that he would, however, not leave his job.
“My wife and I want to save a huge portion of our earnings.
“I don’t plan on leaving my job as I earn a very good salary, however, the winnings will make a difference in our lives.”
“First I want to pay off my debts, renovate my children’s bedrooms and buy myself a brand new car,” the man was quoted as saying at the time.