Jan 14, 2009

Lottery Fail

This is such a fucked up story. Yet at the same time, it reveals the cyclical nature of sex offenders.

There was a strange lottery held in Alaska. The charity Standing Together Against Rape held the lottery to raise money and give a large chunk of change to a sexual assault victim. The winner would receive $500,000.

I guess someone forgot to read a sex crimes book or two, because it turns out a lot of pedophiles were victims.
An Alaska lottery held to raise money for a group that helps sexual abuse victims had a surprise winner: a convicted sex offender.

Alec Ahsoak, who according to the state sex offender registry was convicted in 1993 and 2000 for sexual abuse of a minor, came forward Saturday with the winning ticket for the $500,000 Lucky Time Pull Tabs jackpot.
Yay?

UPDATE: I got the story wrong. That's exciting! I thought the lottery was for victims of sexual assaults, but anyone could have won. How fucked up would it be if they only allowed sex victims to enter a lottery? How would they determine who was a sex victim? What the fuck is wrong with me?

And the "winner" met a pipe.

The man who won the state's first half-million dollar lottery was attacked on a downtown street this afternoon with a tire iron or metal pipe, according to Anchorage police.

Police say Alec Ahsoak, 53, was attackedat about 3:30 p.m. when a man, accompanied by two women, approached him to ask if he was the man who won the $500,000 jackpot.

It's all working out.

thanks for the catch arthur.

1 comment:

Arthur said...

Dave -

If I'm reading it right, it's not that the ticket-buyers are all victims, it's that the lottery was held to benefit victims, i.e., the money that ISN'T part of the prize goes to them. I don't see anything in the story to indicate that the winner was a victim.

But more importantly, the story takes yet another turn:

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/59638.html