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

04 December 2019 - 06:03 By Shain Germaner
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.
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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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.

In the end, with R20m at stake, the fight boiled down to whether that message constituted a contract – this is what the judge said.

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