ITHUBA has made one final call to the Cape Town winner who is incredibly yet to claim his – or her – R7 547 468 PowerBall Plus jackpot prize. Photo: Marco Verch / Flickr

Lottery winner of whopping R135 million jackpot yet to come forward

The year’s biggest Lottery PowerBall win of R135 million, from a draw which took place on 28 April, is yet to be claimed.


ITHUBA has made one final call to the Cape Town winner who is incredibly yet to claim his – or her – R7 547 468 PowerBall Plus jackpot prize. Photo: Marco Verch / Flickr

A very lucky person is walking around totally unaware of the fact that they have R135 million waiting for them. For those of you who played the lottery in April and forget to check the numbers, you might want to do that. 


Since the lockdown restrictions were relaxed on 1 June, a number of players have visited Ithuba offices countrywide to claim their winnings, with the biggest claim thus far, being the R16,826,525.20 lottery jackpot winner from the 16 May 2020 draw. 

Ithuba, however, is still waiting for this year’s biggest PowerBall jackpot win of a massive R135,366,753.00 from the 28 April 2020 draw to come forward and claim their prize. 

“We’d also like to inform our players that all tickets which expired during the lockdown, between 27 March and 1 June 2020, will be accepted for claims until 30 October 2020. No player sitting with a ticket that expired during this period should be anxious about losing their winnings,” said Head of Corporate Relations at Ithuba Busisiwe Msizi. 

“All players coming to claim are reminded that we are all still under strict COVID-19 restrictions and those visiting ITHUBA offices will be required to adhere to wearing a mask, social distancing and practice good hygiene practices,” added Msizi. 

Players are asked for understanding and patience through this process and are reminded that all winning lottery tickets have a lifespan of 365 days. 


The National Lottery Operator, Ithuba is also pleased to announce that the lotto jackpot from the Saturday 6 June 2020 draw has been won. The lucky winner, who is not yet known to Ithuba, won an impressive R8,129,457.60 and spent just R10 on their winning ticket using the manual selection method. 

The winning numbers were 15, 16, 23, 36, 37, 38 and the bonus ball was 18. The winning lotto ticket was purchased at South Supermarket in Carletonville, Gauteng. The Operator anticipates that the lottery winner will come through soon. 

“We hope that the winner will make contact with us soon. We encourage all players, especially those from the Carletonville region who recently visited the South Supermarket to check their tickets,” it said. 

“Once the winner comes forward, the first step will be to validate the winning ticket and offer the winner free trauma counselling and financial advice, as we do with all winners of  R50 000 and above. Our main priority is to help the winner digest the news and for them to enjoy every step of this life-changing win,” said Msizi. 

Important to note:

  • Winners of R50 000 and above must claim at their nearest Ithuba regional office between 8:00 and 16:00, Monday to Friday;
  • All winners of R2 000 and below are advised to claim their winnings at their nearest participating National Lottery retailer. Some retailers, such as Shoprite Checkers pay up to R10 000 in lottery winnings;
  • Winnings of up to R49 999 can be claimed from the South African Post Office; and
  • A no mask, no entry policy has been adopted and all persons visiting National Lottery offices must wear facial masks to be granted entry.