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Old 11-29-2007, 08:30 AM   #1
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$1 million lottery ticket unlucky for winner

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22013756/

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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. A picture of Elliott, holding his first check, was posted on the lottery's Web site Monday, though it was removed by Wednesday.
That would suck, to win it and can't keep it.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:36 AM   #2
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How did he think he was going to get away with it?

I remember when I would go to the boats when I was underage, I always avoided games with jackpots because I knew I would win and not get to keep it.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:58 AM   #3
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just curious why it is a 'convicted bank robber' on probation, is not allowed to buy a lottery ticket ?
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:06 AM   #4
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Not being allowed to drink, do drugs, or gamble is a common probation/parole requirement.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:57 PM   #5
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Not being allowed to drink, do drugs, or gamble is a common probation/parole requirement.

In my best Ed McMahon voice.. "I did not know that!"

that would explain it.
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