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Lawmakers Consider Ways To Keep Lotto Winnings From Criminals

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Daniel Snay won a $10 million prize in the $20 Billion Dollar Blockbuster instant ticket in 2008. (Credit: Mass. Lottery)

Daniel Snay won a $10 million prize in the $20 Billion Dollar Blockbuster instant ticket in 2008. (Credit: Mass. Lottery)

BOSTON (CBS) — State lawmakers are considering ways to keep lottery winnings from being used for criminal activity.

Daniel Snay, a level three sex offender from Uxbridge won $10 million on a scratch ticket in 2008 and now he’s accused of using some of that money to buy the affection of a boy he allegedly molested between 2008 and 2012.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

State Treasurer Steve Grossman, who is running for governor, tells WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that he’ll work with lawmakers to try to keep this from happening again.

“The real question is: is there an appropriate law that could be written or crafted that would enable us to go after those who engage in criminal activity and use those lottery winnings to aid those criminal activities,” Grossman said.

Under the law, there was nothing the lottery could do to prevent Snay for cashing in on that winning scratch ticket.


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