Recently-dumped-now-R60m-lottery-winner says former girlfriend to get fridge, maybe a washer too
Mara why did I? Talk of bad timing.
The lucky winner of last week’s PowerBall jackpot had just been dumped by his live-in girlfriend when his fortunes changed dramatically, and, in an instant had 60 million reasons to smile… and we would think, banish any trace of a broken heart.
The 30-year-old man, who works in the finance sector, went to claim his R60m fortune at the National Lottery Operator offices Tuesday after scooping the huge jackpot Friday, EWN reported.
“I still cannot believe that I have won this much, the most I’ve won from the Lottery is R500.”
“My live-in girlfriend had just broken up with me, and I was not in the best of moods, he explained.
“By the time I checked the results on Friday night, I was by myself as she had already moved out.”
Cold shower… checked again
“When I realized that I had won, I thought I was dreaming. I immediately went to take a cold shower and then came back to check again. It was real – lady luck was on my side, but clearly not so much for her!”
The ecstatic winner said he’s fortunate to have a career and parents who are also financially sustainable, and will focus on investing and donating his new found fortune.
“Because of my profession, I am clued up on the kind of investments I want, to ensure that my money keeps working for me and bears interest. I am not going to resign,” said.
But it appears there’s another windfall on the horizon.
“At the rate things are going I am anticipating a retrenchment in the organisation that I work for and in the industry as a whole. So I will wait for the retrenchment package and my upcoming bonus. It’s money that I have worked hard for so I am definitely waiting for it.”
No hard feelings
He said he will donate some of his money to those less fortunate as well as to animal shelters.
As for his ex-girlfriend:
“Oh and I will also buy my ex-girlfriend a fridge, probably a washing machine too, just to say no hard feelings.”