After Florida man Timothy Poole won $3 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket and posed in a photo with his check, internet users and authorities recognized him as a convicted sex offender who has been arrested 12 times for crimes that include grand theft auto and welfare fraud. What do you think?


“I’m beginning to think the laws of blind chance have no respect for the suffering of victims.”

Dennis Schaal • Advent Calendar Seller

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“This is a mockery of the traditional moral values promoted by state-sponsored gambling.”

Wendy Hedison • Buffet Assistant

“Now, he can go door-to-door notifying neighbors in a much nicer part of town.”

George Saxon • Literary Agent