Bye madam! Domestic worker wins R70m Power Ball jackpot

Excalibur

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Bible in hand, an instant millionaire from Pretoria wants a five-bedroom house in a leafy suburb and will pay for her daughter to become the first person in the family to get a degree.

A domestic worker for 30 years, she's quit her job to do everything she ever dreamed of after winning R70-million in the Powerball Plus draw of September 5, according to lottery operator Ithuba.
The night before the draw, she says she put her ticket in the Bible a friend had given her and went on her knees and prayed to God give her a sign that soon all her troubles will be over.

She said she could not sleep and again at 3am, she asked God to bless her and her family with good fortunes.
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ToxicBunny

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Good for her that she is at least helping to sort her daughters education..

I hope that education will help her daughter at least help with managing the finances.
 

Cray

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Wtf you gon blow 70m on?
Even if she doesn't go the way of spending it on frivolous things, lottery winners attract scammers and con artists like nothing else.. For every person with millions there are at least a hundred waiting to offer then an infallible opportunity to invest their money... Just ask all the stars that lost millions on Bernie Madoff.

The problem with many lottery winners is they don't have the financial know-how to avoid certain traps and cons that other rich people would have had years of experience learning how to spot.
 
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ToxicBunny

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Even if she doesn't go the way of spending it on frivolous things, lottery winners attract scammers and con artist like nothing else.. For every person with millions there are at least a hundred waiting to offer then an infallible opportunity to invest their money... Just ask all the stars that lost millions on Bernie Madoff.

The problem with many lottery winners is they don't have the financial know-how to avoid certain traps and cons that other rich people would have had years of experience learning how to spot and avoid.
This is probably the biggest risk really..

I would hazard a guess that most Lotto winners in this country who were dirt poor before winning, are probably nearly dirt poor all over again after being ripped off by friends and family.
 

John Tempus

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Wtf you gon blow 70m on?
Extended family of family of family etc. all suddenly appearing for a handout.

That money will dry up faster than they are paying her.

For her own good and long term security I really hope shes taking the payment in monthly/yearly payouts over multiple years and not a single large payout just because if anyone takes her for a ride at least there will be more guaranteed payments coming the next month/year.
 
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