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The unclaimed ticket will expire on 3 December 2022 – Photo: Unsplash

‘Multi-millionaire’ at risk of LOSING huge Powerball Plus winnings

Should the jackpot winner fail to meet this deadline, the R7.5 million prize will be reclaimed by the Powerball Plus operators.

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The unclaimed ticket will expire on 3 December 2022 – Photo: Unsplash

This is our worst nightmare. Imagine being lucky enough to win MILLIONS on the Powerball Plus draw – only to risk losing it all. A golden ticket, purchased in December last year, has not been claimed. In just a few weeks time, their chance to bag a R7.5 million prize will be GONE.

Powerball Plus player risks losing unclaimed jackpot

That’s why the National Lottery has taken to social media on Tuesday. They are desperately trying to track down the Cape Town resident who unwittingly scooped the jackpot back in December 2021. The potential ‘multi-millionaire’ is now running out of time.

They have until Saturday 3 December to come forward with their winning ticket. That’s just 26 days from now, by the way. All participants and players – of both the Powerball and Powerball Plus draws – are being urged to check their accounts.

“Could you be the lucky multi-millionaire who won R7.5 MILLION on a PowerBall Plus draw? The ticket was purchased on 3 December 2021 at Ravensmead Supermarket, Cape Town. Check your tickets now to see if you won. You have until Saturday 3 December 2022.” | National Lottery

What happens when winning tickets go unclaimed?

Ithuba, who operate the Powerball, Powerball Plus, and Lotto draws, have a rule where prizes can be claimed ‘within a year’. However, this 365-day deadline is now coming to a close. If you remember buying a ticket at Ravensmead Supermarket last December, it may be worth a search.

Meanwhile, South Africans have another opportunity to win an enormous amount of money on Tuesday evening. A total of R160 million is up for grabs across both Powerball draws. The numbers will be chosen at 21:00 tonight.

“Tuesday could be your lucky day when you play Powerball for a staggering R160 MILLION in total estimated jackpots! Play Powerball for an estimated R92 MILLION and Powerball PLUS estimated at R68 MILLION right now!” | National Lottery

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This is the notice the National Lottery has shared on its social media – Photo: Twitter