ORLANDO — A convicted sex offender who won a $3 million Florida
Lottery jackpot and settled a lawsuit filed by his alleged victims is
in more hot water with the court system.
According to court
records, Timothy Dale Poole allegedly failed to make a payment to the
victims, which was a stipulation of the settlement. Previously, the
terms of the settlement were undisclosed, per court order in January
of nonpayment was filed March 1 and signed by the victims’
attorney, Jason Recksiedler. According to the affidavit, the victims
are now entitled to 200 percent of the settlement.
Then, in a filing on March 15, Poole’s attorney Christopher
Morrison filed a notice
of conclusion of representation.
The settlement had been reached days before the civil case was to
go to trial in January 2017, according to a report
In December 2014, Poole bought and hit it big with a Super
Millions scratch-off ticket purchased at a 7-Eleven store in Mount
Dora. Lottery officials said Poole received his winnings in a
one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,219,807.
An Orlando television station reported
that Poole was a convicted sexual predator who was required to
register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Poole was accused
of molesting two boys, ages 5 and 9, in 1996. He pleaded guilty to
the lesser charge of attempted sexual battery and served three years
After news broke of Poole’s big payday, his alleged victims, who
are now adults, filed a civil suit for monetary damages.
Poole, who was a family friend who also did babysitting, molested
the plaintiffs on numerous occasions in numerous locations beginning
in 1996, the plaintiffs alleged.
In their lawsuit, the alleged victims claimed
Poole's actions caused "significant physical, mental, emotional
and sexual harm.”
Property records indicated Poole moved into a mobile home across
from his previous house. Poole paid $85,000 for the house.
Reportedly, Poole also helped out with his late mother’s cab
Prior to his lottery jackpot, Poole did not have many assets —
thus, plaintiff attorneys suggested to the alleged victims that they
should not sue.
But that all changed in 2010 when the Florida Legislature
the statute of limitations as to when a juvenile victim of sexual
abuse could file a civil suit. Sex offenders and predators can play
and win prizes from the Florida Lottery, according to state law.