What are the odds? Forget the long odds of even winning 50 grand. Consider the odds of losing it back.

But Associated Press says that's what happened to a lucky/unlucky lottery winner in Illinois, whose winnings were reclaimed by the state because she used drug money to buy the ticket. Police found the winning ticket during a raid at the house where Tykisha Lofton lived with her boyfriend. He's doing time for drug dealing among other offenses.

A lower court had ruled that Tykisha should get to keep the dough, but a state appeals court overturned that decision, leaving the state with $50,000 in house money to play with. Party in the judge's chambers, everybody!   DB