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Archive for Thursday, November 29, 2007

Lottery winner on probation for robbery

November 29, 2007

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— 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.

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.

Comments

TheYetiSpeaks 7 years ago

That's kind of ridiculous. They take that money away from him and he may feel the need to rob again.

Wilbur_Nether 7 years ago

The terms of his probation were clear. Now, let the system work through the process. If his probation is revoked, he will have opportunities to appeal. Second-guessing and saying "well, they oughta" won't help the situation.

whatupdown 7 years ago

I bet he found it blowing down the street

beatrice 7 years ago

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time. I guess he can hire a really good lawyer who will make it possible for him to keep his winnings, which he will then need to hand over to the really good lawyer.

I should have become a lawyer.

Tom Miller 7 years ago

hmmm...hills an' valleys, hills an' valleys...such is life these days.

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