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    Crime REALLY doesn't pay

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071128/...lottery_winner

    Lottery winner wasn't supposed to gamble
    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. (more at link)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071128/...lottery_winner

    Lottery winner wasn't supposed to gamble
    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. (more at link)

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/...n3552314.shtml
    Sounds to me as if they should impound his winnings to help defray the county debt. Time for a little reimbursement here.

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    That's what I thought too, Buzz! Also pay back the bank if they didn't recover all the funds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    That's what I thought too, Buzz! Also pay back the bank if they didn't recover all the funds.
    and then there's the cost of his room, and board, TM, while he was serving time, and then the cost of the public defender. He's probably a million, or two short, of being able to pay us back what he owes us.

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    These people that he robbed surely needed some type of psychological or maybe even medical help, right?

    Oh, the list goes on with what we could do with that money, but you are right, a million is not enough. Especially in $50,000 increments!

    I hope the judicial system doesn't go soft on him.

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    He was stupid!!! Hahahhahha!!

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    I got a kick out of reading that article.. hehe Geeez, what am I doing wrong ... here I am, a good citizen, I pay my taxes blah blah blah and I NEVER win ... maybe they need to turn the winnings over to me for being such a "good citizen".. you think? hehe


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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperDoll View Post
    I got a kick out of reading that article.. hehe Geeez, what am I doing wrong ... here I am, a good citizen, I pay my taxes blah blah blah and I NEVER win ... maybe they need to turn the winnings over to me for being such a "good citizen".. you think? hehe
    Get in line! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetElaine View Post
    Get in line! LOL!
    LOL, then there won't be much to dole out.. hehe


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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperDoll View Post
    LOL, then there won't be much to dole out.. hehe
    That's true too. LOL


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    Hmph, I guess crime does pay afterall. LOL

    Robber keeps jackpot
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080118/...tk.L2T0KMZ.3QA

    Judge ruled in his favor.

    I hope he does something good with it and changes his life for the good. Perhaps he could set up a victim's fund for the people he robbed!

    I would have had a lot of fun with this if I had been the judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    Hmph, I guess crime does pay afterall. LOL

    Robber keeps jackpot
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080118/...tk.L2T0KMZ.3QA

    Judge ruled in his favor.

    I hope he does something good with it and changes his life for the good. Perhaps he could set up a victim's fund for the people he robbed!

    I would have had a lot of fun with this if I had been the judge.
    I'm actually happy to hear of this Judge's ruling, just because I don't think the gambling probation provision would - at the heart of its intent - be very concerned with a scratch-off ticket!! I am always more interested with the spirit of the law than the letter of the law, but that's just me.

    I too hope he gets on a better path!

    Thanks for the update on this interesting case.

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    YW, SCM.

    Now, I need to find his address so I can see if he can loan me a few thousand.....




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