Powerball jackpot reaches R210 million

Lotto balls. Picture: Stock

The company has been surprising their customers with ‘210 acts of kindness’.

Ithuba National Lottery has on Friday said they were celebrating the record-breaking Powerball jackpot price of R210 million by doing 210 acts of kindness.

Ithuba public relations manager Naledi Masopha said they had started with their 210 acts of kindness since the morning: “We are surprising and paying for people’s groceries in shops, currently we are at the Spar supermarket and we have paid [for] about 10 customers groceries [costing] R300 each.”

She said that earlier they went to petrol stations to help motorists filling up their petrol tanks.

“We will be surprising our customers who will be queuing to buy their PowerBall tickets with some ‘good luck’ gifts,” said Masopha.

She said she wished good luck to everyone who was willing to participate.

On February 6, the Powerball jackpot rolled over for a record 21st time.

The estimated jackpot was a whopping R165 million but nobody managed to get the magic six-number combination.

The highest previous Powerball jackpot, a staggering R145 million, was won in August last year by an engineer from Mpumalanga.

– African News Agency

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