The winning ticket was purchased at the Meerensee Dried Fruits and Nuts in Richards Bay, in northern KwaZulu-Natal.
The PowerBall jackpot winner spent only R7.50 on the winning ticket.
The mother said she was planning on sharing her winnings with her mom, her son and her daughter-in-law, and would also be helping a friend out.
“I’m already blessed with everything that I need. I will use the winnings to buy my son and his wife a brand new house and car. I will also help by looking after my mother financially and assist my best friend, who is going through financial difficulties at the moment. I will invest the rest of my winnings,” she said.
Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza congratulated the winner.
“Our winners come from all walks of life and are spread out across all provinces. This is precisely what Ithuba has set out to do when we were granted the licence to operate the national lottery in 2015, increase the national lottery footprint and make our games accessible to all South Africans,” she said.
The winner has received free financial advice and trauma counselling which the national lottery operator offers to winners of R50,000 or more.