THE Power Ball Jackpot is shooting through the roof as it now stands at an estimated R70-million after Tuesday night’s draw.
If one player matches five correct numbers and the Power Ball at Friday’s draw, 15 July, they would certainly become Ithuba’s highest lottery jackpot winner.
With stakes this high, everyone including non-regular lottery players across the country would be expected to try their luck on the R70-million Power Ball jackpot.
The Power Ball jackpot which stood at R65-million eluded everyone for the 17th time on Tuesday to balloon to its highest jackpot since 2012.
This Power Ball jackpot is the price tag put on the unique, luxurious and ultra-modern South Africa’s “Glass House” which features an award-winning design in the suburb of Rooi Els, overlooking False Bay in the Western Cape.
The mansion will be auctioned later this month, with bids starting at R20-million, after failing to attract buyers at R70-million.
Power Ball and Power Ball Plus has together created 22 millionaires, since June last year when Ithuba took over as the third national lottery operator.
Powerball and Powerball Plus draws get broadcast live on at 9pm on Tuesday and Friday evenings while ticket sales close 30 minutes before each draw.
Tickets for the R70 million Power Ball draw are currently on sale and can be purchased at or from any lottery retailer or FLASH, A2Pay and Kazang traders.
This is a collection of notable lottery jackpot records in the United States and Europe, listing the largest prizes/jackpots awarded in various drawings.
Spain's Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad (Spanish Christmas Lottery) is generally considered to be the world's largest lottery game, with the largest first prize/jackpot.
In 2012, the first prize was €720 million (then US$941.8 million).