The winner claimed their jackpot nearly a year after purchasing their winning ticket, and two months before the ticket would have expired. The SA Lottery confirmed the R23,744,139 win in a tweet on Wednesday.
"Great news, less than two months before the ticket expires, the fortunate Lotto jackpot winner of R23, 744, 139 has finally claimed their prize. Congratulations to the winner," said the South African National Lottery from their official Twitter page.
The ticket would have expired on September 19th, after which the funds would have been redirected toward various charities around the country. The winner has opted to remain anonymous after they have claimed the prize.
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