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Gonzo
11-29-2007, 01:19 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22013756/?GT1=10547


AP

Updated 4:00 a.m. CT, Thurs., Nov. 29, 2007
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.

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.

Delano
11-29-2007, 01:20 PM
Karma, mother ****er.

Mr. Flopnuts
11-29-2007, 01:38 PM
Awesome. Now we can run background checks on people who win money. Jesus, buy your own lottery ticket.

kepp
11-29-2007, 01:39 PM
That's not really considered gambling, is it?

MIAdragon
11-29-2007, 01:41 PM
Great he gets money the correct way and now they take it away.

Sure-Oz
11-29-2007, 01:45 PM
Why didn't he take the lump sum, dumbass

Rain Man
11-29-2007, 01:46 PM
I'm not quite sure why he's not allowed to buy lottery tickets. I thought the gambling prohibitions were to keep you away from "bad elements of society". Are 7-11 clerks bad elements of society?

SPchief
11-29-2007, 01:46 PM
Why wouldn't he have someone else cash it in?

jjjayb
11-29-2007, 01:50 PM
According to that report it specifically said he couldn't buy lotter tickets. Maybe he had a gambling addiction that he used as an excuse for the robbery? Robbing stores to buy lotto tickets? I can't see any other reason they would specifically put in his terms of probation that he can't buy lottery tickets.

kepp
11-29-2007, 02:47 PM
According to that report it specifically said he couldn't buy lotter tickets. Maybe he had a gambling addiction that he used as an excuse for the robbery? Robbing stores to buy lotto tickets? I can't see any other reason they would specifically put in his terms of probation that he can't buy lottery tickets.
Hmmm...well, if that's the case then he's just stupid.