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Avoiding ‘curses’ associated with lottery winning

 The Punch "Evelyn Adams twice won a lottery. She made a total of $5.4m in 1985 and 1986 but she is now living in a trailer park and is broke.  She blew all of her money on gambling and on elaborate shopping sprees. “Everybody wanted my money. Everybody had their hand out. I wish I had the chance to do it all over again. I’d be much smarter about it now,” a pitiful Adams lamented"

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The Namibian Newspaper: "THE High Court yesterday ordered the immediate release of a 12-year-old boy who became Namibia's youngest sentenced prison inmate after receiving a six-month jail term for housebreaking and theft at Karasburg in October.

In a review judgement handed down by Judge Elton Hoff, Acting Judge Claus Hinrichsen set aside the boy's conviction and sentence and ordered his immediate release from detention.

Judge Hoff agreed with Acting Judge Hinrichsen's decision, which was based on the principle that a child as young as the boy is presumed not to be criminally liable, especially where he had been involved in a crime while under the influence and instructions of a much older person.
The boy was sentenced to six months' imprisonment on October 19, after he had been convicted in the Karasburg Magistrate's Court on a charge of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft."