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R91m PowerBall winner still to claim cash

By Penwell Dlamini | Feb 16, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

NATIONAL Lottery operator Gidani says Friday's R91million PowerBall winner is still out there and has yet to claim his or her millions.

This statement came after a Sunday newspaper published pictures of a Cape Town man, Stanley Philander, as the winner of South Africa's biggest lottery jackpot.

The newspaper said 52-year-old Philander is deaf and works as a cleaner at a hardware shop in Wynberg, Cape Town.

Philander lives with his 50-year-old wife, Diana, who is also deaf and their two children aged nine and six. They live in a wooden house in a relative's backyard.

Gidani spokesperson Thembi Tulwana confirmed to Sowetan that there was a winner of the mega jackpot who had not yet come forward. She said they did not know anything about Philander.

"No one has claimed the jackpot prize. I only read about Philander in the papers like you," Tulwana said.

"According to Gidani, the winner is still out there and has not claimed," she said.

Tulwana said a media conference on PowerBall's performance and the winner would be held today at the Gidani offices in Midrand.

PowerBall rolled over a record 22 times before Friday's winner got the right numbers. This was South Africa's biggest jackpot.


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