Friday, January 11, 2008

Stranger than Fiction

This story is proof that no matter how crazy an exam hypo may sound, life will always come up with something stranger:

Timothy Elliott - the lucky buyer of a $1 million scratch ticket in the $800 Million Spectacular game - is a two-time bank robber whose lottery ticket purchase last week violated the terms of his probation. Last year, when he pleaded guilty to unarmed robbery, the 55-year-old Hyannis man was ordered "to not gamble, purchase lottery tickets, or visit establishments where gaming is conducted, including restaurants where Keno may be played," according to his probation from Barnstable Superior Court.

A hearing to determine whether he violated his probation by buying the ticket is set for January 18.

1 comment:

Marie T. Reilly said...

I bet the banks (really, their bonding companies by subrogation)are thrilled he won the lottery. He's still entitled to the lottery winnings unless the terms of the game make the ticket holder's non-violation of parol a condition for the payoff. Even if he ends up back in the big house, the banks can foreclose on his winnings to satisfy their claims against him.