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Lotto Winner Fined for Cannabis Growing

Last Updated: Friday 31st July 2009, 10:58 am

Lottery Pounds A UK Lotto winner was fined yesterday for allowing cannabis to be grown in her home. Susan Kennedy scooped £1.1 million on the National Lottery in 2001 but the court heard how now she has frittered away all the cash and her sole investment was £1,300 a month earned from working in a burger van and some small investments she has made.

The lady from Stranraer in Scotland received the fine from the sheriff yesterday and has been ordered to pay off the £450 at just £75 a month.

At an earlier hearing Kennedy had admitted allowing her partner James Kyle to produce cannabis in their home after the drugs were found during a police raid on March 28th 2009. Her partner admitted producing and possession of the drug.

Life has not run smoothly for the lottery winner since she scooped a £6.6 million lottery jackpot along with five other workers from a lottery syndicate. Firstly her love-rat husband was awarded a chunk of her fortune after a bitter divorce battle even though she had bought him a speedboat and a fishing boat.

It was after the messy divorce that she decided to go back to selling burgers. She stated in court that she did not use cannabis herself and that she made sure her daughter had no access to the room in which her partner grew the drugs. He, saying the drugs were for his own personal use was fined £1,600 and given 28 days to pay.

Winners stories turning sour are becoming big lottery news so if you get lucky on the National Lottery, invest it wisely, get sound advice and try your best to be happy.

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