On Saturday an unidentified player won the R53m Powerball Lotto jackpot.

Confirming the news was an operator Ithuba on Tuesday, said the winner played through the FNB app, ticket bet on R40 and by hand selection.

Meanwhile, one of the two players who won the PowerBall Plus R19m jackpot together on November 24 has emerged.

He bought his ticket through the National Lottery mobile app with an R22.50 ticket and he says he can not believe his eyes when he receives an SMS informing him that he has won.

“I received the SMS notification while at work. I had to pinch myself a number of times just to make sure I was not dreaming”, said the winner.

“I will use my winnings to finish off the house that I had started building, marry the love of my life who is the mother of my children, and spoil her. I am very excited”, he said.

The second winning ticket to the same lottery was purchased at Top Taste Foods in Northwestern Mafikeng by hand-picking R30 tickets – the report revealed