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Lucky PowerBall Player wins R51 Million

Last Updated: Friday 5 March 2021, 10:24

One lucky PowerBall player landed the R51,578,671 jackpot on Tuesday, 2 March 2021. It is not yet known whether the ticket was sold online or at one of the 8,000+ lottery retailers in South Africa.

The winning numbers on the night were 1, 11, 21, 32 and 42 with the PowerBall number 11.

At present, little is known about the winner, except that they placed a R30 wager and their winning line was a manual selection, rather than a Quick Pick. Further details may be released by the SA National Lottery in due course.

In total, more than 4.6 million tickets were sold across the country, producing 257,509 winning tickets in the draw. Payouts ranged from R10 for the division 9 prize, up to the R51 million jackpot for the Div. 1 winner! Nine lucky players in the draw scooped the 2nd division prize of R48,755.50 for matching the five main numbers without the PowerBall number. Take a look at the payouts for 2 March 2021.

The jackpot now resets to R5 million for the draw on Friday, 5 March, while the PowerBall Plus top prize rolls over to R43 million after no ticket holders managed to match the winning combination on Tuesday.

Third PowerBall Win of 2021

While Tuesday's jackpot winner falls short of joining the top 10 winners list, they are one of just three players to have landed the PowerBall jackpot since the year began. 

Back on 15 January, a ticket holder that played via the FNB banking App placed a R52.50 wager (manual selection) and scooped the entire R60 million jackpot. No further details were released regarding the winner or location. 

Just 11 days after that win, the second PowerBall jackpot win of the year came on Tuesday, 26 January. On the night, one ticket holder match all six numbers to take home the R13,456,151 top prize.

Winning Week for Daily Lotto Players

Since Sunday, 28 February, there have been an incredible 11 Daily Lotto top prize winners (correct at the time of writing). As the game continues to be popular across South Africa, more and more players are beating the odds and landing the 'must be won' top prize. Will the winning streak continue as the weekend approaches? Only time will tell.

Whichever games you like to play, there are some big jackpots to play for over the weekend. Head over to the Play page to view all upcoming jackpots.

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