Sowetan took to Joburg's streets yesterday to speak to people about the national lottery, and this is what they said.
"I am addicted to the Lotto. I play the Lotto every chance I get. I would win sometimes and the money I won would see me through the month," said Patricia Qwabe from Westdene in Johannesburg.
Security guard Nitiars Mpondo said: "I am unhappy that the Lotto has been suspended - and for a whole month.
"Some of us depend on the money we win to make ends meet," he said.
Gugu Mthethwa said her hopes of becoming an instant millionaire were dashed this weekend by the suspension of the Lotto.
"Every time I play the Lotto I hope that I will win the jackpot. Now that it has been stopped my hopes of being a millionaire have been dashed," said Mthethwa.
Benjamin Mojalifa had gone to cash his winning lotto ticket in Melville - he won R7 - when he found out yesterday that the Thatha machance Thatha mamillions game was no more.
"I'm sad that the Lotto has stopped, though I've never won anything. While the game was running I still had hopes of winning some day."