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Ex-Con to Answer for Winning $1M Lottery

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Ex-Con to Answer for Winning $1M Lottery

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Ex-Con to Answer for Winning $1M Lottery

Ex-Con to Answer for Winning $1M Lottery

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If anything would make you regret a past life of crime, it might be this. Timothy Elliott won the lottery in Massachusetts. His prize is $1 million. He's already collected the first installment. But authorities want to know why he bought that ticket. Mr. Elliott is an ex-convict, who was found guilty of trying to make a fortune in the old style, by robbing banks. He's been called before a court because he's not supposed to be gambling.