Mass. treasurer pushes lottery legislation

(WPRI) – The head of the Massachusetts Lottery Commission is pushing for new legislation to ensure winnings are not used to support criminal activities.

Late last week, police reported that a registered level-3 sex offender and former Massachusetts lottery winner, Daniel Snay, used his prize money to allegedly continue his crimes.

According to police, he was arrested again last week for allegedly assaulting a child and distributing pornography.

In response, state Treasurer Steve Grossman sent a letter to lawmakers, asking for legislation to be made that would ensure lottery winnings would not be used to support criminal activity.

Snay’s victim reported that the suspect “bought his silence” by giving him gifts, prompting police to say the winnings “aided the commission of his crimes.”

Snay was held on $5 million cash bail.

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