By CBS Local. A man who once won a $19 million lottery jackpot pleaded guilty Thursday to four federal counts of bank robbery, authorities said.
James Allen Hayes, 55, who was also known as James Killen and Ceaser Killen, was indicted last October in connection with bank heists in Newhall, Valencia and Santa Barbara counties. Authorities say he is believed to be the PT Cruiser Bandit and the Seasoned Bandit, so named by the FBI for his gray/white hair.
In each heist, the robber slipped a note to the teller demanding cash and threatening to shoot if they did not comply, according to the indictment.
As part of the plea deal, Hayes agreed to forfeit a light-colored Chrysler PT Cruiser, which was allegedly used in some of the robberies.
Hayes was indicted in October for a string of bank heists between April and September in the Pacific Palisades, Stevenson Ranch, Valencia, Newhall, Carpinteria, Goleta, and Santa Maria. (Read more from “Lottery Winner Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery” HERE)
Powerball Jackpot Ticket Worth $457M Sold in Pennsylvania
By CNN. One Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania has matched all six numbers.
The single winning ticket is worth $456.7 million — the eighth-largest pot in the game’s history, officials said in a statement.
The winning numbers for the jackpot Saturday were: 22-57-59-60-66, and Powerball 7.
“The ticket matched all five white balls and the Powerball to win the jackpot worth an estimated $456.7 million; $273.9 million cash value,” Powerball said. (Read more from “Powerball Jackpot Ticket Worth $457M Sold in Pennsylvania” HERE)