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Can i collect lottery winnings after being convicted of a felony.

Lebanon, TN |

i stole lottery tickets on my last job and was arrested and sentenced to 6 years probation, no one told me i was banned from playing but what happens if i win big ? do i have to forfeit the winnings ?

Attorney Answers 1


  1. Being convicted is not a bar to winning the lottery. You lose your voting rights and cannot possess a gun. But you can play the lottery. Congrats.

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