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Ex-inmate's 'second chance' includes $300K fantasy football win

Ex-inmate's 'second chance' includes $300K fantasy football win

Eddie Rybolt often contemplates the wild swings of his life — the homeless years, the addictions and prison time and, finally, how his luck one day turned on a dime. Or rather a quarter.

Paroled after serving three years on an attempted robbery conviction, Rybolt parlayed a 25-cent fantasy football wager into $300,000, arguably becoming Maryland's best-known winner of the popular, online daily fantasy games.

His victory on the DraftKings site was improbable not only because he has spent much of his adult life on the street, in halfway houses and in prison. A daily fantasy newcomer, he defied the odds by winning big without the aid of sophisticated statistical...