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Alleged victims sue after sex offender wins lottery

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Two alleged victims of a registered sex offender have filed a lawsuit seeking damages for pain and suffering after the man won $3 million in a Florida Lottery jackpot.

Timothy Poole purchased the winning ticket earlier this month in Mount Dora, near Orlando. He took a lump sum payment of about $2.2 million.

Poole was accused of sexually battering a 9-year-old boy in 1999. Poole denied the allegations but pleaded guilty to attempted sexual battery and was sentenced to time served.

His probation was revoked in 2003 after he failed to show up for counseling.

The lawsuit was filed by two brothers, who were ages 9 and 5 when Poole was arrested.

In 2010, the Legislature eliminated a statute of limitations for victims of sexual battery younger than 16.

Poole spoke with CBS affiliate WKMG in November as part of a report on where convicted sex offenders are employed. Poole works as a driver and dispatcher for Triangle Cab, a Mount Dora taxi company owned by his mother, according to the station.

Poole told the station he was wrongly accused.

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