Is it safe to assume that most people have an idea of how they would live their lives after winning a major lottery jackpot and that these ideas are centred mostly on the kinds of houses they would own or the restaurants they would eat at? However, have you ever thought about whether major lottery winners keep their day jobs or not?
The opinions vary amongst winners but to provide more insight on this topic, this is what some lottery winners decided to do after winning a massive jackpot…
No need to quit after winning R6 million
A Johannesburg man continued to work his 9 to 5 job as normal after winning a R6 million jackpot in 2019. The lucky man had no plans of quitting his job and only told his immediate family about his major winnings. He decided that he would not be changing his lifestyle after being asked what he would be doing with his winnings, the man said that he would be paying off his debts, ensuring his children received the best education as well as donating some of his winning to a homeless shelter in his community. This lucky winner did not believe in quitting his day job as he enjoyed what he did for a living.
No more Domestic Work for one lucky winner
After winning R70 Million on the Power Ball Plus, a domestic worker quit her day job of 30 years. This was an easy decision for the lucky winner as she had always dreamt of living in a 5-bedroom home in a beautiful suburb. In addition to moving into her dream home, the lucky lady could fulfil her promise to pay for her daughter’s university fees so that she could become the first one in their family to obtain a degree.
A R232 Million Jackpot winner keeps his day job
South Africa’s biggest lottery jackpot winner decided to keep his 9 to 5 job after winning a massive R232 million. The 50-year-old man from Cape Town, who is a general worker, had no plans of quitting his day job. After receiving counselling on his big win, the major winner decided to live a normal life and put most of his winnings towards his children’s education. He only intended to splurge on building a family home for him and his family.
Would you quit your day job if you won big on a major lottery?
Try your luck on any one of LottoStar’s major lotteries and you could win a payout up to R2 billion and never have to work another day in your life.