Lotto winner wins fight to keep ex-lover from his money

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Lotto winner wins fight to keep ex-lover from his money

FREE TO READ | In the end the court battle over R20m came down to a WhatsApp message

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A Limpopo lottery winner has won a court case after his ex-girlfriend demanded some of his winnings, saying he promised it to her in a WhatsApp message.

He told the court the only reason he sent the message was to “get rid of her” and that the WhatsApp message should not constitute a contract.

This week, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruled in Ntsieni Morris Kgopana’s favour, explaining how, in 2015, the Limpopo resident won almost R21m in the National Lottery...

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