Posts on social media be like 2 million dollars or your ex dies? Well one brethren said "May I have 4 million so that my ex dies twice."
Well, it's different though for a mother of four from Soweto, South Africa who struggled to make ends meet and was dumped by her man because she did not have a fancy job. Instead of wishing death on her ex, she is relishing the thought of driving past her ex-boyfriend in her new car even though she can not drive and has no driving licence yet.
The 35-year-old is the latest R114m Powerball jackpot winner after taking a chance by playing with a R5 only.
She is quoted in Timeslive saying that it was a long queue which inspired her to play.
“On my way from work I saw a long queue of people with slips and I knew they must be pursuing something big, even though I had no idea what the jackpot prize was,” she told Ithuba.
“I became curious and searched for some coins in my bag to see if I could also play.”
Speaking of her challenges, she said at times she struggled to make ends meet and sometimes received help from family.
“Sometimes, I could not afford rent, so my brother would always assist me,” said the blue-collar worker.
Having won the jackpot, she is planning to stop working and spend time with her children.
“My four children have been staying with my mother back at home and I have never been able to spend as much time with them as I wish since I had to work in Johannesburg,” she said.
“I am mostly grateful that this money will give me an opportunity to raise my children, to be able to take them to school and have the pleasure of preparing a scrumptious meal that they can enjoy when they get back from school, something that I’ve been wishing for for a long time.”
Among other things, she wants to own a house, build her mother a comfortable home and buy herself a stylish car.
“I can’t wait to drive past my ex-boyfriend in my new car. He will probably faint when he sees me waving at him. He broke up with me because I was broke and didn’t have a fancy job,” she said with a smile.
Of her win, Ithuba said: “Judging by the amount of time the winner spent with both the psychologist and the financial adviser, we are confident that she will make sound financial decisions that will secure her family’s future for generations to come.”.
It is said the Powerball jackpot rolled over 19 times before the winner was found.
It is the sixth-highest jackpot to be won in the history of the South African National Lottery. The highest was R232m in February 2019.