The first and only Powerball winner of 2022 is sitting on a major fortune. A nine-figure sum was scooped by one lucky player on Friday evening – and lottery operator Ithuba is encouraging the mystery millionaire to come forward.
Powerball results for Friday 11 February – we have a winner!
It’s been three days since the draw was made, but no-one has yet claimed the ultimate prize. With R167 332 410 currently up for grabs, the hunt is now on to find our latest overnight multi-millionaire.
The R167 million bonanza is the second-biggest win in the competition’s history. A Powerball prize of R232 million was claimed back in February 2019, and it also took the anonymous winner a few days to come forward.
Powerball draw: Who has won the R167 million jackpot?
The jackpot will be available to claim for the next 12 months, but if no-one has collected the prize one year on from the date of the draw, the money will be recycled and given to Ithuba-affiliated charities. Some players don’t check their tickets until days – or even weeks – after the numbers are selected.
So, who exactly is our mega-jackpot winner?
- The solitary winner bought their ticket in Ballito, KZN.
- It was for the draw held on Friday 11 February 2022
- A total of R150 was spent on the winning ticket.
- A quick-pick selection has been identified as the playing method.
- Those lucky numbers were 9, 18, 34, 36, 49, with a Powerball of 12: If that sounds familiar, for the love of God, check your numbers immediately!
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Fancy your chances?
All Powerball and Lotto winners are offered financial help and psychological counselling when they collect their prize. The complications of coming into such enormous wealth are vast, and many players require expert advice.
A win of this magnitude is as good as unprecedented in South Africa. Meanwhile, one other player managed to claim R914 445, after they matched every number but the Powerball in Friday’s draw. A further 48 people were able to match four balls, claiming R11 929 each – which really isn’t bad for one evening’s work, hey?
The Powerball prize for Tuesday 15 February is R6 million, with R33 million up for grabs in the Powerball Plus draw.