Thursday, January 08, 2004

Elecia Battle has come clean and confessed that she lied about purchasing - and subsequently losing - that $162 million lottery ticket. Through tears, of course. The AP reports:

Battle apologized to her husband, her lawyer and Jemison, saying she wanted to use the money to help her family and recently laid-off Cleveland police officers.

Ah yes. Of course. Elecia Battle wanted to win the lottery to help laid-off police officers.

As a 'please don't arrest me' strategy, that makes sense. Unfortunately the AP story continues: Police Lt. Kevin Nietert said Thursday he expected Battle to be charged with filing a false police report, a misdemeanor punishable by 30 days to six months in jail.

If I was Elecia, I think I'd stop gambling.