The official South African lottery operator has called on local players to check their lottery tickets. According to Ithuba, three players who bought tickets in Powerball and Powerball Plus draws haven’t come forward to claim their prizes yet – totaling nearly R100 million!
The latest unclaimed prize is from a draw that took place on Friday, September 17th. The player bought a ticket on the day of the draw via the Absa banking app. He or she used the Quick Pick selection method, spending just R75 to land the entire R85 million jackpot! The winning numbers were 8, 10, 17, 26, 39 and Powerball number 14.
Besides the most recent R85 million prize that remains unclaimed, Ithuba announced that the PowerBall Plus jackpot from a recent Tuesday draw also remains unclaimed. This time around, two punters are missing out on a joint prize of R11 million. Both bought their tickets at Flip Flop supermarket in Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape. Winning numbers were 8, 13, 26, 36, 43 and Powerball number 5.
Player #1 spend R240 on the winning ticket after entering manually selected numbers. Player #2, probably a family member or acquaintance, chose the same numbers and spent R150.
Ithuba made a public appeal to all players to check their lottery tickets, especially those who have recently played Powerball and Powerball Plus. The operator also explained how players can claim their prizes s if they discover that they have a winning ticket.
“Winners of R50 000 and more must visit their nearest Ithubaoffice to process their winnings,” said the operator.
“Our winner services department is ready to receive the winners. The first step will be to validate the winning ticket and offer the winner free trauma counselling and financial advisory services to assist the winner with their financial planning, as we do with all winners of R50 000 and above.”
The Powerball and Powerball Plus draws take place twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.