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New Lotto's lady luck favours five millionaires

By unknown | Nov 12, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Sibongile Mashaba

Sibongile Mashaba

The national lottery has only been back a few weeks, but has already made five millionaires.

The first draw on October 13 produced no winners and was rolled over.

The second draw on October 17 produced this year's biggest winner with R16,7million. The winner, who has not been named, matched all six numbers.

On October 27 a lucky player won R1,4million by matching all six numbers on the Lotto-Plus. He was followed on October 31 by another lucky punter who also matched all six of the Lotto-Plus numbers for R1million.

Recently an Eastern Cape punter made it a first in the history of the lottery game when he won a whopping R10,9million on November 3 by being the only ticket holder that matched five numbers plus bonus.

Another millionaire matched six numbers on November 7 and won R1,7million.

Gidani spokesman Thembi Tulwana said: "The Eastern Cape punter won R10,9million because there was no winner after four consecutive draws."

She said the jackpot could only roll over to a maximum of four consecutive draws, including special draws.

"If nobody is able to match six numbers correctly in the consecutive fifth draw, the prize will be split between the second division (five numbers plus bonus) winner or winners," she said.

However, she said there was no rollover in the Lotto-Plus draw.

"If there is no winner, the jackpot is divided equally among the divisions."

The Lotto was suspended in March following Uthingo's decision to challenge the awarding of the tender to Gidani.

Tulwana said that since the return of the Lotto more that 40million ticket transactions had been generated.


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