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

Asked about 2 years ago - 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 ?

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  1. John Scott Swimmer

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    Answered . 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.

    This is not intended as legal advice. It is only provided for educational purposes and cannot be relied upon as... more

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