2003 lotto winner face life in jail

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The youngest South African Lotto winner is facing life in prison.┬áHe was Once South Africa’s youngest Lotto jackpot winner with an optimistic future, Jason Canterbury is now looking at a lifetime behind bars.
In a tragic fall from grace, Canterbury, 25, was convicted in the Western Cape High Court on Friday of the 2006 murder of one of his alleged drug runners, Henry “No Rules” Stevens, over R8 000 in missing cash and drugs.
Canterbury’s version was rejected as “false”, as were his attempts to distance himself from the crime.
Testimony from the State witnesses was accepted and they were found to have corroborated one another in identifying Canterbury as the man who gave the orders.
Canterbury, aka “Pang”, grew up in Elsies River on the Cape Flats, but used his R6,7-million winnings in 2003 to buy a house in the nearby middle class neighbourhood of Kuils River.
By 2006, however, it is believed he resorted to running a drug business with the little he had left of his fortune.

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