maybe he just robbed the bank to pay off some gambling debts. so now, as you say, he can pay off the treatment, and his bookie.
this was just on the news this morning. must be a slow news day. according to the tv report the decision will be made by the lottery commission, not by a judge as reported by the a.p.
as far as i can tell from what's been reported, as long as he didn't steal the ticket, the money's his.
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