Friday, February 2, 2007

Break out the champale

Congratulations to Florida's newest lottery winner, Edward R. Cowal of Jensen Beach, who has just taken an $8 million lump sum payment after grabbing the $14 million jackpot. Cowal is also a registered sex offender. According to the Orlando Sentinel:
[Florida Department of Law Enforcement] records show Cowal is a registered sex offender and has a record of arrests for alleged offenses beginning in 1993, ranging from burglary, lewd and lascivious or indecent assault upon a child, trespass, aggravated assault, driving under the influence, probation violation and high-speed fleeing from law enforcement. He was sentenced to 23 months in prison between 1993 and 2000.