South African lottery players have been stunned after six consecutive numbers were drawn.

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The numbers five, six, seven, eight, nine and a 'Powerball' number of 10 proved to be the winning combination on the South African national lottery on Tuesday (01.12.20).

Twenty lucky players scooped the jackpot and won 5.7 million rand (£277,000) each.

The lottery company tweeted: "Congratulations to tonight’s 20 winners of PowerBall draw. These numbers may be unexpected but we see many players opt to play these sequences."

Players have been left perplexed by the freakish nature of the draw and South African's National Lotteries Commission has said they will investigate.

One social media user wrote: "Lotto exposing themselves that they are a scam."

Another poster added: "20 people discussed this and shared that jackpot equally. Absolutely no way in hell that’s a coincidence."