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Rags to Riches in South Africa

4 January 2006

SOUTH AFRICA – As reported by IOL News: "A lucky gamble at a Durban casino paid off more than a Cape Town man was expecting in 2006. After losing his job, home and wife, a 47-year-old Cape Town man was looking at a bleak New Year.

"But a chance stop at Suncoast Entertainment World in Durban proved to be rewarding when he hit the jackpot, winning just over R1-million.

"Isak Marais from Table View in Cape Town told the Daily News that he had been unemployed since November after his company retrenched him.

"…On Thursday evening, Marais and friends went to the casino and Marais who hardly ever gambles decided to spend a R100 on the Sun Struck machine. And before he knew it, the machine struck gold giving him a total win of R1 261 911…"

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