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The man who cracked the lottery
Crime story: A recounting of the biggest lottery scandal in history The file landed on Rob Sand's desk with something less than a thud. Despite holding the contents of an investigation still open after more than two years, the file was barely half an inch thick. Happy birthday, his boss said. It was not Rob Sand's birthday. His boss, an Iowa deputy attorney general named Thomas H. Miller, was retiring in July 2014 after nearly three decades of prosecuting everything from murder to fraud. H
May 3, 2018, 2:49 pm - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery wins International Gaming-Compliance award for work in lottery rigging investigation
Long-running case culminated in 2017 guilty pleas from three men The Iowa Lottery has won an international gaming-compliance award for its work in the long-running lottery jackpot investigation that uncovered fraud against U.S. lotteries and resulted in guilty pleas from three men. GamblingCompliance on Wednesday named the Iowa Lottery its 2018 recipient for outstanding achievement in compliance. The organization's annual awards that recognize excellence in 11 categories focused on regulat
Apr 19, 2018, 10:29 am - Lottery News

MUSL issues report about computerized drawing failures in Arizona
One machine was broken, the other generated 'apparently valid results' By Todd Northrop The Arizona Lottery released the report last month from the Multi-State Lottery Association's (MUSL) investigation of a computerized drawing malfunction that caused the same winning numbers to be generated in successive drawings. When lottery drawings are discussed or envisioned by members of the public, one imagines a spinning drum of numbered balls from which the lucky winning numbers are drawn. I
Apr 11, 2018, 9:45 am - Lottery News

Infamous lottery scammer says US computerized lottery drawings remain fatally flawed
Eddie Tipton warned them. As the head of IT at the Multi-State Lottery Association, Tipton pulled aside his boss and told him the computer software that randomly selected the winning numbers for million-dollar games in as many as 17 states had a terrible flaw. It wasn't really random. Though his boss listened, Tipton told state investigators that other officials with the nation's chief lottery system did not. They told him to fix it, then moved on. A disgruntled Tipton made some upda
Mar 19, 2018, 8:32 am - Lottery News

How a gaming geek with a checkered past pulled off the biggest lottery scam in U.S. history
12-15-18-29-38-41. Eddie Tipton jotted down the numbers on a yellow sticky note as he sat at his desk in Urbandale more than a decade ago. Around him were more sticky notes filled with number sets that he carefully wrote down as they spun up on his computer screen. The numbers were generated by a cryptic two-line software code Tipton had planted in his employer's computer system at the Multi-State Lottery Association. The office building was virtually empty as Tipton ran test after test
Mar 16, 2018, 7:48 am - Lottery News

Lottery scammer rigged more drawings than first thought, records show
The computer program that a former lottery security official used to rig drawings worth millions of dollars in Iowa and other states was more expansive than investigators first discovered, court records filed last week show. Eddie Tipton, a former employee of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) in Clive, wrote the code to allow him to predict the randomly drawn numbers of multimillion-dollar jackpots in as many as 17 states and claim the cash prizes. The code remained active and und
Feb 19, 2018, 6:03 pm - Lottery News

A look behind the scenes at Hoosier Lottery drawings
Includes video report By Todd Northrop Hoosier Lottery televised drawings take less than a minute to complete but as a local media report shows, it takes hours of preparation every day to make it all happen. Indiana's Hoosier Lottery utilizes both computerized and traditional ball drawings for its games. The media report focuses mainly on the traditional ball drawings, which are used for the lottery's Daily 3 and Daily 4 drawings. The other in-state games Cash Five, Hoosier Lotto, an
Feb 15, 2018, 12:57 pm - Lottery News

CT Lottery holds do-over raffle drawing
Million-dollar winner is one of the tickets excluded from the first drawing 16 tickets won prizes in both drawings The Connecticut Lottery Corp. held a do-over drawing Tuesday morning to partially correct a $1.375 million blunder that happened Jan. 1, when nearly half of the eligible tickets in the New Year's Million-Dollar Super Draw game 100,000 out of the 214,601 sold at $10 each were excluded from the drawing. The electronic drawing was conducted without apparent problems by a team
Jan 16, 2018, 1:34 pm - Lottery News

Connecticut Lottery to re-draw raffle Tuesday
The Connecticut Lottery Corp. has set Tuesday at 11 a.m. as the time for a do-over drawing to partly make up for a Jan. 1 fiasco in which nearly half the eligible tickets in the Super Draw game 100,000 out of 214,601 sold at $10 each were excluded by mistake. But some lottery players are still unhappy. The new drawing will be held as two investigations are already underway into how the $1.375 million error occurred on New Year's Day and it's unlikely to satisfy many of the holders of the 1
Jan 13, 2018, 4:43 pm - Lottery News

Connecticut lawmaker may request hearings over costly drawing error
It should have been so easy for the five-member team in charge of a Jan. 1 lottery drawing to enter and verify the right numbers in a machine that electronically selected the winners of the Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s New Year's $1,000,000 Super Draw game. Such an easy thing, but now so many problems. The team members had the benefit of illustrated, step-by-step instructions that you or I could follow in the form an Official Drawing Procedures manual for the game in which $10 tickets were
Jan 6, 2018, 6:17 pm - Lottery News