UPDATE: The people of Alaska don't appreciate irony. Maybe they should add it to the high school curriculum.
The man who won the state's first half-million-dollar lottery was attacked on a downtown street Tuesday afternoon with a tire iron or metal pipe, according to Anchorage police.
Police say Alec Ahsoak, 53, was attacked when a man approached him to ask if he was the man who won the $500,000 jackpot.
Whether the attack was motivated by Ahsoak's winning the lottery or the widely distributed reports that he is a three-time convicted sex offender was unclear.
Unclear. Yeah. Let's go beat the crap out of some lottery winners. They really piss me off.