updated 1/18/2008 4:02:33 PM ET 2008-01-18T21:02:33

More good luck for a convicted bank robber who won $1 million Massachusetts lottery prize.

A judge says Timothy Elliott can keep his winnings even though he violated probation when he bought the scratch-off ticket.

Elliott was put on five years probation after pleading guilty in 2006 to robbing a Cape Cod bank. Part of that probation included no gambling or buying lottery tickets.

His lawyer calls the violation minor.

Elliott has already gotten his first of 20 yearly $50,000 checks. He will now have to pay a $65 monthly probation supervisory fee, which had been waived because he was indigent.

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