Judge rules ex-con can keep $1m lottery winnings

A judge in America has ruled that an ex-criminal can keep his $1 million lottery winnings even though he violated his probation order when buying the winning scratchcard.

Barnstaple Superior Court Judge Richard Connon said that Timothy Elliot will be able to keep his winnings but will be required to pay a monthly $65 probation supervisory fee that had not been previously been enforced because he was unable to come up with the money.

In October 2006, Elliot was placed on five years probation after pleading guilty to unarmed robbery for a heist at a bank on Cape Cod.

Elliot’s attorney, J. Drew Segadelli, admitted that his client had violated his probation terms, though it was only a ‘minor’ violation.

Elliot, who is living in Bourne, declined to comment.

Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2008-01-22 11:05:33

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