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Old 11-29-2007, 10:18 AM
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071128/...lottery_winner

BOSTON - The winner of a $1 million lottery scratch ticket may not be so lucky after all: He's a convicted bank robber who isn't supposed to gamble. Timothy Elliott faces a Dec. 7 court hearing over whether he violated his probation when he bought the $10 ticket for the $800 Million Spectacular game at a supermarket in Hyannis.
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Elliott was placed on five years' probation after pleading guilty in October 2006 to unarmed robbery for a January 2006 heist at a bank on Cape Cod. Under terms of his probation, he "may not gamble, purchase lottery tickets or visit an establishment where gaming is conducted, including restaurants where Keno may be played."

Elliott, 55, has collected the first of 20 annual $50,000 checks from the Massachusetts lottery commission. A picture of Elliott, holding his first check, was posted on the lottery's Web site Monday, though it was removed by Wednesday.

As part of his sentence, Elliott was put under the care of the state Mental Health Department and sent to a hospital for treatment, and state officials refused Wednesday to say whether he was still being treated.

A telephone number for Elliott could not immediately be located Wednesday, and it was not clear whether he had a lawyer.

The lottery routinely cross references the names of winners with the state Revenue Department to see if they owe back taxes or child support, lottery spokesman Dan Rosenfeld said. In those cases, winnings go straight to the Revenue Department.

But in this case, it will be up to the court to determine what will happen with Elliott's winnings.

"This is kind of new territory," he said.
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:20 AM
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"This is kind of new territory," he said.

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that's how they end the article? wtf
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:23 AM
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Default Re: Bank robber wins 1 mil on lottery ticket-but hes not allowed play

Given your undertitle, you should be happy thay system is gone.

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Old 11-29-2007, 11:52 AM
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Default Re: Bank robber wins 1 mil on lottery ticket-but hes not allowed play

I thought this would bring up the question of whether the lottery is "gambling." But since the prohibition specifically says "no lottery," this is an open/shut case.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:01 PM
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Give him the 50k/yr and have him deal with the violation of his probation.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:09 PM
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Default Re: Bank robber wins 1 mil on lottery ticket-but hes not allowed play

I always wondered whatever happened to ZZ Top.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:31 PM
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Give him the 50k/yr and have him deal with the violation of his probation.

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I agree. This would be the fairest way IMO.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:50 PM
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Default Re: Bank robber wins 1 mil on lottery ticket-but hes not allowed play

You must know the story in Britain about the convicted rapist who bought a ticket whilst on day release and scooped the 7 million jackpot..sickening!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3554008.stm

edit: fixed
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:51 PM
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Give him the 50k/yr and have him deal with the violation of his probation.

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I agree. This would be the fairest way IMO.

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It seems to be the only way to do it. Unless ofcoruse there is a law that says he isnt allowed to profit from banned activities kinds of like murderers arent allowed to benefit financially from selling books about their crimes.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:08 PM
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Give him the 50k/yr and have him deal with the violation of his probation.

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agree

it would seem if the lotto winnings were voided, previous felons who played the lotto and lost would have an argument that they deserve a refund on their losing tickets.

the state cant have it both ways and keep the money from purchased tickets in these cases and void the winnings if by chance one of these tickets wins.
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