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The scam that changed the lottery forever

By Kate Northrop

MARTINSVILLE, NJ — It was the hottest scandal and largest invasion of trust in lottery history, something that never should have happened, was predicted by Lottery Post or years, and absolutely could have been prevented.

Many lottery players think of a now-retired multi-state game when they hear the name "Hot Lotto," but most lottery connoisseurs will remember the long-running drama associated with it, one that changed the lottery industry forever.

Today, Lottery Post released its latest video on how lottery rigging mastermind Eddie Tipton cracked the code and stole millions of dollars from the lottery.

WATCH: The Biggest Lottery Scandal in History

One man managed to not only rig a drawing to claim the prize money all for himself, but rob every player across the United States a fair shot at winning millions of dollars — but how did he do it? We compiled years' worth of knowledge and pieced together events that took place over nearly decade to bring you the answer.

To hear the infamous story of Eddie Tipton, visit Lottery Post's official YouTube channel. Be sure to tell us in the comments what you think of the tale, and perhaps share what you had originally believed when the case was unfolding in real time — we can't wait to hear your thoughts.

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Simpsonville
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Great post.   Book was very insightful too!

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    * In hot pursuit of $ *
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    * Haven't been following the Tipton story, but wasn't he & his accomplices supposed to pay restitution? Last l heard him & he's posse were still hanging onto millions.

    * Seems like the wheels of justice have ground to a halt when it comes to this band of brothers.

     * Voice of Reason *   

    * The Truth Hurts *

    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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      Kate Northrop What a breath of fresh air. Nice elocution

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        Simpsonville
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        Kate Northrop What a breath of fresh air. Nice elocution

        Second time around still great to watch.

         

        LP folks enlighten me...I see some lotteries instead of calling it RNG (Rigged Now Games) have a new Acronym but for the life of me can't think of what it is.   Trying to fool lottery players not cool.

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          Gallatin Tennesee
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          The lottery officials who ignored Eddie when he tried to warn them about the flaw in the system, should have been fired. They could have shut things down and brought in a team  of experts to fix the flaws. But they basically said "fix it yourself". He also should never have involved someone who was not family. His brother did not turn on him, but his so-called "friend" did. Even thou this guy was guilty as sin. The lottery officials not only failed to listen to Eddie, but they ignored warnings from Lottery Post. Eddie is not the ONLY guilty party here.Thanks Kate, for your great video.

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            I know this isn't the lottery but a few years ago an inside man rigged the pick six on breeders cup day. Seems like any flaw in the security and someone on the inside ready to exploit it.

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              homestead
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              This might be why no one (who works for the lottery) is allowed to play the game because they know too much. Heaven forbid that if you win the jackpot, only to have it void because a relative works for the commission...Mad

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                I had tickets for that drawing. I was so confused why no one had claimed it throughout the year. I didn't get a fair shot to win. Its crazy to think maybe I could have won it. I dont play my states Lucky for Life game anymore after they switched to the RNG.

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                  Second time around still great to watch.

                   

                  LP folks enlighten me...I see some lotteries instead of calling it RNG (Rigged Now Games) have a new Acronym but for the life of me can't think of what it is.   Trying to fool lottery players not cool.

                  Well I have heard of RNG or "Rigged Numbers Game" systems also being referred to as CGN (Corruptly Generated Numbers) or CNG (Corrupt Number Generation) systems.

                  Was it either of those two you were trying to remember?

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                    I think that he should have eaten less greasy food. Maybe it was the appetite that drove him.

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                      Simpsonville
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                      Yes...thank you.   RNG was not kind @ the fake Louisville, KY casino today either!

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                        NOW the present day lottery scam is North Carolina (NCEL)...The "North Carolina Extortion Lottery".  There is nothing "Education" about it anymore.   All P3/P4 and Cash5 drawings are rigged with pre-determined and taped drawings....usually in their favor.  Wish they would get busted by the Feds so we can have a REAL lottery in this state! 

                        Their slogan should be: "15YRS OF SCAMMING THE PUBLIC AND STILL GOING STRONG!"

                        Read up on the scam that is NCEL:   Not Live Drawings!


                                                             


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                          Kate, great video.

                          a small correction (minute 5:32). MUSL does NOT administers Mega Millions.

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                            NOW the present day lottery scam is North Carolina (NCEL)...The "North Carolina Extortion Lottery".  There is nothing "Education" about it anymore.   All P3/P4 and Cash5 drawings are rigged with pre-determined and taped drawings....usually in their favor.  Wish they would get busted by the Feds so we can have a REAL lottery in this state! 

                            Their slogan should be: "15YRS OF SCAMMING THE PUBLIC AND STILL GOING STRONG!"

                            Well, that's just factually wrong.  The lottery drawings in North Carolina are conducted with real ball drawings, and they are done in front of an auditor.  You could probably go and view a drawing live if you asked.

                            To say they are "rigged" (like Eddie Tipton rigged drawings) you are saying that the lottery makes certain balls come out.  And why would they risk going to jail just to make sure your particular numbers don't come out in Pick 3?  That's ridiculous.  The people supposedly "rigging" the lottery would have absolutely no incentive to risk going to jail for that.  And we're talking about a real ball drawing here, which you'd somehow have to do without anyone finding out, which is nearly impossible.

                            The lottery is hard to win.  But being hard to win does not mean it's rigged.  It means you didn't pick the right numbers for a long time.

                             

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