NATIONAL NEWS - South Africans had a field day on Tuesday night through Wednesday morning following the PowerBall draw, which the National Lottery said was “unexpected”.
For the first time in National Lottery history, a set of consecutive winning numbers came up, including the PowerBall.
They were 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 – and the PowerBall, 10, and the jackpot prize of R119 million was up for grabs.
The massive jackpot, once divided up, means each winner walks away with R5 688 468.21.
Lotto has been the top trend on Twitter this morning, with South Africans questioning the sequence, despite the 20 people who became millionaires last night.
” 20 New multi-millionaires! Congratulations to tonight’s 20 winners of PowerBall draw. These numbers may be unexpected but we see many players opt to play these sequences. Could you be one of these winners? Check your tickets now,” said the National Lottery. But South Africans are still not convinced.
These were some of the reactions: