- Mar 26, 2010
More at : https://www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/news/father-regrets-promise-of-sharing-lotto-payout-16011526Pretoria - A Limpopo father of seven’s instant multi-millionaire status somewhat backfired on him after he promised each of his children a million rand on social media.
While it is not clear whether they all took him up on the offer, his former partner and mother of a teenage daughter insisted on receiving her child’s share.
When the husband refused to part with a small portion of his R20 million Lotto winnings, the woman, only identified in court papers as MM to safeguard the identity of her 14-year-old daughter, turned to the court.
The Limpopo High Court, sitting in Polokwane, said a promise was a promise, even if it was made via a WhatsApp message, and the father was ordered to pay up. The Judge President of that court, Judge EM Makgoba, remarked that the woman had, in fact, been reasonable. .