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S.C. Lottery assures public no computerized drawings used in state
Disastrous computerized drawing scandal sparks public distrust, even in states with real lotto ball drawings Other states may be tainted by an alleged lottery scam involving rigged winning numbers, but not South Carolina, says S.C. Education Lottery executive director Paula Harper Bethea. We don't have the random-number generator in South Carolina, and we don't sell the Hot Lotto game, Bethea said Tuesday in response to a query. Instead, she said, We do live draws, where a human being
Dec 23, 2015, 8:46 am - Lottery News

Prosecutors say Tipton rigged two jackpots he purchased tickets for in Kansas
MUSL computerized drawing scandal now confirmed in 5 states, still looking for more The former security chief for a national association that operates lotteries personally bought two tickets that won jackpots in Kansas, investigators said Monday, bringing to five the number of states where he may have rigged lottery drawings. Investigators recently linked Kansas jackpots won in 2010 to Eddie Tipton, the former security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association, Iowa assistant attorne
Dec 21, 2015, 7:58 pm - Lottery News

Jackpot-fixing investigation expands to more state lotteries
The allegations read like a movie plot: a lottery industry insider installs an undetectable software program in the computers that pick winning numbers so he can know them in advance. He enlists accomplices to play those numbers and collect the jackpots. And they enrich themselves for years until a misstep unravels their high-tech scheme. Eddie Tipton, former security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association, has been accused of tampering with drawings in four states over a six-year pe
Dec 18, 2015, 4:33 pm - Lottery News

Another $1.2M Hot Lotto jackpot rigged by Tipton, officials say
Ticket was sold in Oklahoma A $1.2 million jackpot-winning Hot Lotto ticket sold in Oklahoma in 2011 has been connected to a former security official of a multi-state lottery vendor accused of rigging lotteries in four different states, a lottery official said Friday. Oklahoma Lottery Director Rollo Redburn said a criminal investigation in Iowa has been expanded to include the winning ticket sold at the Miki Mart in Idabel in November 2011. Eddie Tipton, a former security director of th
Nov 21, 2015, 8:02 am - Lottery News

Texas authorities had previously investigated brother of lottery cheat
By Todd Northrop The outrageous Hot Lotto rigging scandal that started in Iowa is now spreading into other states including Texas. Officials are taking a second look at a $570,000 winning multi-state lottery ticket purchased a decade ago in Colorado by a Central Texas judge. The investigation does not involve the Texas state lottery. Tommy Tipton, the subject of the investigation, is a Fayette County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, based in Flatonia. According to records from the T
Oct 14, 2015, 10:01 am - Lottery News

HOT LOTTO DRAWING CHEAT CHARGED WITH RIGGING MORE JACKPOTS
Computerized drawing nightmare: Colorado, Wisconsin jackpots may have been rigged Authorities say criminal enterprise ongoing for years Includes video report By Todd Northrop Authorities on Friday filed new charges against a former Iowa Lottery security officer who was convicted months ago of rigging a Hot Lotto game so he could win a $14 million jackpot. Authorities are now asking the public to report any similar cases around the country. Representatives for the Iowa Lottery a
Oct 9, 2015, 8:50 pm - Lottery News

ILLINOIS LOTTERY MOVES TO COMPUTERIZED DRAWINGS
By Todd Northrop If the Illinois Lottery issued stocks, now would be the time to sell. Despite widespread player sentiment that is strongly against computerized drawings, the Illinois Lottery stated Friday that it is dropping real lottery ball drawings, and moving to the despised computerized draws. Computerized drawings are conducted by having a computer system that picks the winning numbers using a Random Number Generator, or RNG . Players generally dislike the fact that it is imposs
Sep 25, 2015, 2:15 pm - Lottery News

MUSL security worker who rigged drawing gets 10 years
Judges denies request for new trial By Todd Northrop Eddie Tipton, a former security official with the Multi-State Lottery Association, was sentenced to 10 years behind bars Wednesday morning. Tipton was sentenced to five years for each of the two counts of fraud, to run consecutively. He did not make a statement during the sentencing hearing. In July, a Polk County jury found him guilty of two counts of fraud. (See Former lottery security employee guilty of rigging $14.3M drawing, L
Sep 9, 2015, 11:34 am - Lottery News

Former lottery security employee guilty of rigging $14.3M drawing
Jurors convicted a former Iowa lottery security official of two counts of fraud Monday for rigging a Hot Lotto drawing to win $14.3 million. The jury's verdict came after three days of witness testimony last week in the case against Eddie Tipton, 52, who faces up to 10 years in prison. It's believed to be the first prosecution of a person accused of tampering with lottery equipment to manipulate a draw. Tipton stared straight ahead with his hands folded as the verdict was read, showing no
Jul 20, 2015, 2:21 pm - Lottery News

Hot Lotto case moves to jury for deliberations
Attorneys gave their closing arguments Friday in the fraud case against a former lottery vendor employee accused of manipulating a Hot Lotto drawing to win a $14.3 million ticket. Eddie Tipton, 52, is being tried on two counts of fraud. He has been accused of buying the winning Hot Lotto ticket at a Des Moines QuikTrip on Dec. 23, 2010. Tipton was defined by Iowa law as a prohibited player in his former position as the information security director for the Multi-State Lottery Association, or
Jul 17, 2015, 8:53 pm - Lottery News

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