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Lottery Jackpot winner now a drug addict arrested

A lottery winner from Anuradhapura has become a drug addict and a criminal just three years after raking in Rs. 45 million from a lottery jackpot. The jackpot winner arrested by Police at Anuradhapura town yesterday for possessing 200 milligrams of heroin is currently languishing in prison.

The story of the lottery winner who was selling flowers at the Sri Maha Bodhi premises until his lucky break, hit headlines at the time.

The person who led a lavish life since then had become a drug addict and according to Police has also wasted most of the money he won.

He had been arrested by the Police on two previous occasions as well for the same offence.