I’m sure we’ve all dedicated far more time than was necessary imagining what we’d say to an ex if we ran into them on the street, and even more time dreaming about what we’d do if we won the lottery.
Perhaps it’s time you cross-pollinated those dreams, which is exactly what one lucky lady is currently doing.
A 35-year-old mother of four from Soweto is going to ensure that her ex is sorry that he left now that she’s won the R114m PowerBall jackpot.
The jackpot rolled over 19 times before it was claimed with a ticket that cost only R5.
TimesLIVE reckons she took a chance, and it had everything to do with her curiosity about a long queue that had formed in front of the lotto ticket machine.
“On my way from work I saw a long queue of people with slips and I knew they must be pursuing something big, even though I had no idea what the jackpot prize was,” she told Ithuba.
“I became curious and searched for some coins in my bag to see if I could also play.”
She purchased her ticket at a cafe in Roodepoort, and a few days later, she was a multi-millionaire.
Now that she’s won, she’s going to stop working and spend more time with her children.
“My four children have been staying with my mother back at home and I have never been able to spend as much time with them as I wish since I had to work in Johannesburg,” she said.
“I am mostly grateful that this money will give me an opportunity to raise my children, to be able to take them to school and have the pleasure of preparing a scrumptious meal that they can enjoy when they get back from school, something that I’ve been wishing for for a long time.”
She plans on moving out of the back room that she’s been living in, buying a house, and making sure that her mother is comfortable.
Here’s where her boyfriend comes in:
“I can’t wait to drive past my ex-boyfriend in my new car. He will probably faint when he sees me waving at him. He broke up with me because I was broke and didn’t have a fancy job,” she said with a smile.
I love this woman. She’s living the holiday, taking care of her family, and letting her ex know that she deserves better.
This is the sixth-highest jackpot win in the history of the South African lottery, and it seems like it’s going to a worthy recipient.
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