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Canadian lottery winners to buy home in South Africa with $500,000 Lotto Max Extra win

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Plus an "extra" house for Mom

By Kate Northrop

VICTORIA, Canada — Two Canadian lottery winners are looking forward to purchasing a new home in South Africa for themselves after winning $500,000 (US$392,195) in Lotto Max Extra, plus another property for Mom.

Emma and Seabata Makhakhe took home a $500,000 prize in the Lotto Max Extra drawing on Jan. 7, 2022 and are looking at buying some South African real estate for themselves and a home in Lesotho for Seabata's mother.

"We have dreamed about our kids' education and always wanted to buy Seabata's mom a house in Lesotho along with a small place for us in Cape Town," Emma told the British Columbia Lottery.

The couple bought a lottery ticket for the Lotto Max drawing at Thrifty Foods on Fairfield Road in Victoria and added the Extra feature onto their ticket for an extra dollar. On a Sunday morning after the draw, they woke up and checked their numbers.

"[The screen] said $500,000 and I stopped and thought, 'wait,'" Seabata said in a press release. "I had never been so confused with numbers and had to google what $500,000 actually looked like to make sure it corresponded. Once it hit me, I started screaming, 'we won!'"

While their ticket did not match the numbers drawn in the regular Lotto Max drawing, which were 4, 5, 31, 39, 42, 45, 50, and Bonus 11, they matched the four winning numbers in the Extra drawing: 26, 61, 63, and 87.

Next, they did what any lottery winners might do — pop open a bottle of champagne. They're excited to share the monumental news with Seabata's mother and surprise her with the generous offer of a new home.

With the winnings, the Victoria residents said they are also looking to put some of the money away for their children's education.

"This is a life-changing amount of money for us," Emma said. "We aren't sure how it's going to change our life, but we know it will."

"We can relax and do all of the things we weren't able to do before," Seabata concluded.

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Party Congrats to the Winners! Party

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    Pick3master3838's avatar - 8vvBSG8
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    Why the hell would anyone want to move to South Africa? What is there to do?

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      ma
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             They didn't win enough for two house in Camden, NJ never mind multiple children's educations. She didn't know how much 500,000 was so I am not surprised at their delusions of grandeur. She still thinks she will have enough left over to do all the things they were not able to do before. Are they going to drag all their possessions to So. Africa also. Just getting them and everything there will chew up a significant portion of that hit which was non taxable but still.

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        South Africa is falling apart the same way Rhodesia did. The government routinely takes property (especially farms) away from people and gives it to other people with no compensation. It's rapidly becoming a very dangerous place. They'd be much smarter to stay in Canada even though they are under tyrannical rule there now too.

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          South Africa is falling apart the same way Rhodesia did. The government routinely takes property (especially farms) away from people and gives it to other people with no compensation. It's rapidly becoming a very dangerous place. They'd be much smarter to stay in Canada even though they are under tyrannical rule there now too.

          So very true. They should have moved to a free state. More fun to spend your lottery winnings there

          BTW. Police and dump type trucks are at every road exit going into DC to prevent the truck convoy going into DC. And more fencing has been added to you know where.

          HALLELUJAH!!!

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            In So. Africa, they would be millionaires!

            500,000 Canadian Dollar equals 5,943,334.24 South African Rand

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              For the people that won the blessing of money to buy a home in Africa. Good for you that's wonderful. You do what ever fits you and your family.people stop disrespecting, 😉Jealous people alway have some negative brain Misfunction going on.

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                For the people that won the blessing of money to buy a home in Africa. Good for you that's wonderful. You do what ever fits you and your family.people stop disrespecting, 😉Jealous people alway have some negative brain Misfunction going on.

                You might want to reread the posts. No one was jealous, only concerned for their safety.

                HALLELUJAH!!!

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                  Why the hell would anyone want to move to South Africa? What is there to do?

                  Obviously they are from the region, so they know what there is to do there. Maybe they're only temporary residents of Canada and have to move back at some point.

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                    Whatever!! No comment.

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                      Whatever!! No comment.

                      Well alrighty then!!   

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                        I was thinking they might have wanted to have a place back home but still remain in Canada.

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                          Why the hell would anyone want to move to South Africa? What is there to do?

                          How about a new career in South Africa? See my Blog.

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                            Hello Pick3master3838, 

                             

                            I don't understand your angry outburst, what's it to you where they go?

                             

                            I guess sometimes its just harder to say congratulations & mean it.

                             

                            Still, I wish you well and lots of winnings!