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    Cape Town Resident Wins Big in LOTTO PLUS 2 Jackpot

    In an interesting turn of events that could only be described as life-changing, two lucky players hit the jackpot in the recent LOTTO PLUS draws, both through the ABSA banking app.

    The National Lottery Operator, ITHUBA, has revealed that the LOTTO PLUS 1 and LOTTO PLUS 2 jackpots from draw number 2437 were claimed by these savvy users, showcasing the convenience and security of the ABSA digital platform.

    The biggest winner comes from the mother city, Cape Town, where a resident pocketed the whopping LOTTO PLUS 2 jackpot, walking away with a staggering R16,835,658.98. Another lucky player snagged the LOTTO PLUS 1 jackpot, securing a handsome prize of R12,983,575.35.

    The Cape Town winner, a dedicated National Lottery enthusiast, won his fortune with a mere R60 Quick Pick wager on the ABSA app. Overwhelmed with joy, he visited the National Lottery Western Cape office to claim his prize, saying, “Words cannot describe my gratitude for this life-changing opportunity. Winning this jackpot is a dream come true, and I am immensely thankful to the National Lottery for making it possible.”

    Determined to be prudent with his newfound wealth, the winner plans to continue working and manage his finances wisely. “I will not splurge on anything extravagant. After covering essential expenses, I plan to visit serene locations surrounded by nature, soaking in the tranquillity and enjoying my newfound peace of mind,” he shared.

    The second winner, who also used the ABSA app, expressed equal delight over their LOTTO PLUS 1 win. Both winners praised the ease and security of playing through the ABSA app.

    ITHUBA ensures that all winners of R50,000 and above receive trauma counselling and financial advice to responsibly manage their windfall. Winners enjoy tax-free pay-outs within 72 hours of a valid claim.

    Charmaine Mabuza, CEO of ITHUBA, congratulated the winners by saying: “We are delighted to see our players taking charge of their finances by making use of the expert financial advice we offer. This helps ensure the longevity of their winnings, often lasting for generations when the right financial decisions are made.”

    Nick Nkosi, Managing Executive: Transactional Banking at Absa Everyday Banking, added, “Congratulations to the winners! Absa has worked hard to enhance and provide cutting-edge, secure digital banking solutions for our customers to transact on their mobile devices at their convenience – anywhere, anytime. As a result, we saw a staggering surge in digital transactions to 2.7 billion – among them lottery transactions – over the past year.”

    Subash Sharma, Chief Digital Officer at Absa Everyday Banking, said: “In 2023, we bolstered our digital banking app with the introduction of over 130 new features. As Absa continues to prioritize digital transformation to support our customers in their life journeys, because their stories matter, the bank remains dedicated to empowering customers with convenient, secure, and innovative digital banking solutions.”

    So, if you’re feeling lucky, remember that dreams can come true. Just make sure you’re 18 years or older!

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