Freaking Sex Offender Wins Florida Lottery
Sex offender wins lottery
From The South Florida Sun Sentinel
JENSEN BEACH - According to Florida Lottery officials, Edward R. Cowal is the sole winner of a $14 million lottery drawing from Jan. 13. Cowal is also, incidentally, a registered sex offender.
Cowal has opted to take the single lump payment of more than $8 million and has hired an attorney in order to avoid the public.
FDLE records show that Cowal has a record of arrests for alleged offenses beginning in 1993, ranging from burglary, lewd and lascivious or indecent assault upon a child, trespass, aggravated assault, driving under the influence, probation violation and high-speed fleeing from law enforcement. He was sentenced to 23 months in prison between 1993 and 2000.