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There is a Lotto player out there who is yet to claim a jackpot winning of R10,9 million, the National Lottery operator Gidani said yesterday.
The winning ticket was bought in November last year. According to Gidani, it is just part of the total R129million in unclaimed prizes.
"We can confirm that the winner of R10,9 million is from the Eastern Cape," said Gidani's public affairs executive, Thembi Tulwana.
Tulwana said winners had 365 days to claim their cash. This gives the missing millionaire just less than seven months to claim.
Saturday's whopping jackpot of a record R40million since Lotto's inception eight years ago was won by three punters.
The three jackpot winners will take home a R13,3million dividend. The three winning tickets were bought in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and North West. Only the KwaZulu-Natal winner has claimed the prize money so far.
"People should come with their winning tickets to make their claims. In the event of it being lost, stolen or defaced, they should inform Gidani immediately and tell us where they bought the ticket.
"People should sign their tickets just after playing so Gidani can verify them," Tulwana said.
Fiftypercent of the winnings not claimed after 365 days would be put in the National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund to be given out to charities. The other 50percent is retained for marketing activities.