Lottery winner who robbed SoCal banks sentenced to prison
KTLA
KTLA - "Hayes started to “suffer from the ‘lottery curse,'” according to the court filing."

via KTLA:

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- A man who robbed several banks in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties nearly two decades after winning the lottery was sentenced to prison on Thursday, according to authorities.

James Allen Hayes was sentenced to 33 months in prison and was ordered to pay $39,424 in restitution, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

Hayes pleaded guilty to four counts of bank robbery in February, a court filing from the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The man won the $19 million Superlotto jackpot when he was 35 years old, according to a 1998 Los Angeles Times article. He had been working as a security guard supervisor and living in Camarillo, the paper said.

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