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Registered Sex Offender Wins $3 Million in the Lottery

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KHQ.COM - - According to The Orlando Sentinel , a convicted sex offender in Florida won $3 million from a scratch ticket. 43-year-old Timothy Poole pleaded guilty to attempted sexual battery of two boys under the age of twelve, and was sentenced to five years in prison. He has been arrested in Florida a total of 12 times, including once for stealing $20,000 in food stamps.

When he went to collect his winnings, the Florida Lottery posted his picture online.  Community members recognized Poole from his mug shot since he is a registered sexual predator. The Florida Lottery chose to take down his picture after learning of his past. 

The Orlando Sentinel reports that there is no law keeping registered sex offenders from entering the lottery in Florida.

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