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    Lottery winner wasn't supposed to gamble

    BOSTON - The winner of a $1 million lottery scratch ticket may not be so lucky after all. That's because he's also a convicted bank robber who isn't supposed to be gambling.

    The state probation commissioner's office has scheduled a hearing for Dec. 7 in Barnstable Superior Court to determine whether Timothy Elliott, 55, violated his probation when he bought the $10 ticket for the "$800 Million Spectacular" game at a Hyannis supermarket, department spokeswoman Coria Holland said Wednesday.

    Elliott already has collected the first of 20 annual $50,000 checks from Massachusetts' lottery commission. A picture of Elliott, holding his first check, was even posted on the lottery's Web site Monday, though it was removed by Wednesday.

    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, Elliott "may not gamble, purchase lottery tickets or visit an establishment where gaming is conducted, including restaurants where Keno may be played."

    He also was put under the care of the state Department of Mental Health and sent to Taunton State Hospital for treatment.

    State officials refused Wednesday to say whether he was still receiving treatment. But court documents cited by the Cape Cod Times Wednesday said Elliott is currently allowed off hospital grounds unsupervised during daylight hours.

    A telephone number for Elliott could not immediately be located on Wednesday, and it was not clear if he had a lawyer.

    Lottery spokesman Dan Rosenfeld said the lottery routinely cross references the names of winners with the state Revenue Department to see if they owe back taxes or child support. In those cases, winnings go straight to the Revenue Department.

    But in this case, it will be up to the court to determine what will happen with Elliott's winnings.

    "This is kind of new territory," he said.

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    Re: Lottery winner wasn't supposed to gamble

    That guy got owned!!! That would suck so bad.

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    Re: Lottery winner wasn't supposed to gamble

    I would assume they have to pay him, but he may go to jail for violating probation....


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    Re: Lottery winner wasn't supposed to gamble

    "idahovikefan7" wrote:
    That guy got owned!!! That would suck so bad.
    Umm, no, he did win a million dollars. 50 gs for 20 would be nice.

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    $1 million lottery ticket unlucky for winner

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    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    "idahovikefan7" wrote:
    That guy got owned!!! That would suck so bad.
    Umm, no, he did win a million dollars. 50 gs for 20 would be nice.
    He probably wont get it

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    Re: Lottery winner wasn't supposed to gamble

    I think its kind of weird that the gambling stipulation was part of his probation. I guess i don't see the relevance unless he tried to rob a bank because of a gambling addicition.

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    Re: Lottery winner wasn't supposed to gamble

    "Garland" wrote:
    I think its kind of weird that the gambling stipulation was part of his probation. I guess i don't see the relevance unless he tried to rob a bank because of a gambling addicition.
    I do not get it either.

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    "Garland" wrote:
    I think its kind of weird that the gambling stipulation was part of his probation. I guess i don't see the relevance unless he tried to rob a bank because of a gambling addicition.
    The reason its a stipulation is due to how the Parole views AODA issues.
    If this guy is a compulsive gambler he may be prevented from entering casinos for his own well being.
    It's a crappy deal, but one I've seen happen before.
    The reason its a concern is because its the states way of helping this guy beat an addiction.
    It would be like parole barring a alcoholic from entering a bar, because he has four or fivwe OWI's

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    Re: Lottery winner wasn't supposed to gamble

    "Mikecarter81" wrote:
    "Garland" wrote:
    I think its kind of weird that the gambling stipulation was part of his probation. I guess i don't see the relevance unless he tried to rob a bank because of a gambling addicition.
    The reason its a stipulation is due to how the Parole views AODA issues.
    If this guy is a compulsive gambler he may be prevented from entering casinos for his own well being.
    It's a crappy deal, but one I've seen happen before.
    The reason its a concern is because its the states way of helping this guy beat an addiction.
    It would be like parole barring a alcoholic from entering a bar, because he has four or fivwe OWI's

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    Gambling issues would make sense, I am sure if I was far enough in debt from it I would probably think robbing a bank would make some(although little) sense. I guess i see it as an opprtunity to maybe get his life and maybe some others turned around if he uses the money for good, but it would be a huge temtation to just blow it. I am not sure that the state has any control over what he does with the money. If they denied him I know that there is a good enough layer that could twist it around to say that he is being the denied the opprtunity to turn his life around.

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