A RAPIST from Leeds serving life in prison has won £7m on the National Lottery.
Iorworth Hoare, 52, was on temporary release at a Middlesbrough bail hostel when his numbers came up in last Saturday's Lotto Extra draw.
Reports say Hoare began a series of sex attacks while he was still in his 20s. He was sentenced to a total of 18 years between 1973 and 1987.
His crimes include one rape, two attempted rapes and three indecent assaults.
Hoare, formerly of Seacroft Gate, Leeds, was jailed for life at the city's Crown Court in 1989 for trying to rape a 60-year- old woman in a park in the city.
Prisoners in open conditions - on a day release or community project - are allowed to take part in the lottery and claim prizes. They can also play the pools and buy Premium Bonds.
Before the win, Hoare was a category D prisoner at Leyhill open prison and was spending weekend leave at Middlesbrough.
He is now in a closed prison for `security and his own safety'.