LIFE CHANGING: Highest jackpot

South Africa could welcome their newest multi-millionaire on Friday night, if some lucky person hits the right numbers for the PowerBall jackpot, which is at an estimated all-time high of R180 million.

The largest payout yet made was the R145 million PowerBall jackpot to a single winner just over 5 months ago.

Ithuba says the high jackpots have been a result of their intentional strategy to reinvigorate the lottery.

“The high jackpots have resulted in increased participation, to which we have responded by increasing the Lottery footprint throughout South Africa.

“Currently, we have 9000 retailer terminals nationwide, this is over and above the thousands of handheld playing devices and our digital channels.”

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