A KwaZulu-Natal based FNB customer won R135 million from the PowerBall draw after he purchased a R100 Quick Pick ticket through the FNB online banking platform yesterday.

Since the start of Ithuba’s LOTTO administration in 2015, a total of over R 1.354 billion in winnings have been paid out to FNB customers who played LOTTO and Powerball through FNB’s innovative digital channels to date. Over the past five years, there have been a total of 26 national lottery jackpot winners who played via FNB’s digital banking platforms, with the FNB APP being the most popular channel in terms of value of purchase.

“A huge congratulations to the winner of the Lotto draw. We’re delighted to see that our digital platforms continue to empower our customers and offer them the convenience to access both banking and services such as the national Lottery,” says Shadrack Palmer, Product Head at FNB Connect.

While winning the LOTTO may be financially liberating news for customers, the next few months will prove to be challenging considering the state of our economy, increased living expenses and financial pressures on households. “We strongly encourage players to be responsible and winners to get sound financial advice and draw up a financial plan that will help them manage, save and invest their money,” says Palmer.

Customers can play LOTTO and PowerBall conveniently via the FNB Banking App and Online Banking without incurring any data costs and can even purchase tickets using their eBucks. Using digital channels is also the safest way to access services from your home, without having to stand in queues.

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