Rob Bank, Violate Parole, Lose $1M
Or, how Mass. might take back this ex-con's lottery jackpot
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2007 2:10 PM CST

(Newser) – A Massachusetts man who scored a $1 million jackpot this week wasn’t allowed to buy his ticket to begin with: He’s a twice-convicted bank robber whose five-year probation bars him from gambling. Now, the Globe reports, Timothy Elliot will find himself betting on whether the state will revoke his winnings at an upcoming court date.

The convict bought a $10 ticket last Friday, and has already collected his first $50,000 payout. But the local DA, who says Elliot already got lucky with his sentence, has no sympathy for the bank robber: “there are more deserving people who apparently don't have the luck that this individual has.”