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[*] Post 310210 posted on 29-11-2007 at 19:42 Reply With Quote
Should Timothy Elliott be allowed to keep his winnings?



Scratch card lottery winner Timothy Elliott scooped $1m (nearly 500,000), but it seems his winnings have been thrown into question as he is not strictly supposed to gamble.

Elliott, of Massachusetts is a convicted bank robber and it is reported that under his probation rules he "may not gamble, purchase lottery tickets or visit an establishment where gaming is conducted, including restaurants where Keno may be played."

A court hearing has been put in place to determine whether Elliott violated his probation terms and the court will decide what will become of his winnings.
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[*] Post 310243 posted on 30-11-2007 at 02:55 Reply With Quote


I heard a radio report about this.

Under the terms of the lottery, he was supposed to get $50,000 per year for 20 years. He posed for a picture as he was given his first check, and the picture was posted on the website. After someone recognized him as a convict on non-gambling probation, he got into trouble over it. I heard the picture has since been removed.

I will be interested in hearing the final outcome.
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[*] Post 310244 posted on 30-11-2007 at 02:59 Reply With Quote


I would say no.
He knew the terms of his parole etc. Much the same as lottery workers can't play I think.
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