Timothy Poole, 43, posed for a photo after claiming a $ 3 million Super Millions prize this week.
When the photo was released, people recognized him as a registered sex offender.
He was arrested back in 2001 for sexual battery on a child under 12 and served three years in prison.
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The Florida Lottery took down the photo after learning about his past.
There is no law that prohibits sexual offenders from playing and collecting lottery winnings.
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