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Two CT Lottery employees on paid leave during probe of botched drawing
The Connecticut Lottery Corp. said Wednesday that it has placed two employees on paid administrative leave while it investigates a human error that shut 100,000 eligible tickets out of Monday's drawing in the New Year's $1,000,000 Super Draw game, forcing a second drawing yet to be scheduled. (See Connecticut Lottery forced to redraw special New Year's raffle after 'human error', Lottery Post, Jan. 2, 2018.) Investigations are being conducted by both the CT Lottery and the [state] Departm
Jan 4, 2018, 3:22 pm - Lottery News

Connecticut Lottery forced to redraw special New Year's raffle after 'human error'
Error made 100,000 raffle tickets unable to win Players of a special New Year's lottery raffle game in Connecticut may be out of luck if they tossed their tickets, after officials disclosed they need to hold a new drawing after 100,000 eligible tickets were mistakenly disregarded Monday. The Connecticut Lottery said there was a problem with the drawing due to human error, and a second drawing will be announced later this week. Winning tickets from both drawings will be honored, according t
Jan 2, 2018, 9:12 am - Lottery News

Arizona Lottery pulls second computerized drawing machine over duplicate numbers
Lottery will TEMPORARILY switch to real ball drawings while new computerized drawing machines are prepared By Todd Northrop The Arizona Lottery has taken a second computerized lottery drawing machine out of operation because it repeatedly chose duplicate numbers. Just last month the Arizona Lottery took its first computerized drawing machine out of service for the same problem. (See Arizona Lottery computerized drawing machine generated identical winning numbers, Lottery Post, Oct. 6, 2
Nov 23, 2017, 12:37 pm - Lottery News

Arizona Lottery director not embarrassed about computerized drawing fiasco
The head of the Arizona Lottery says he's not embarrassed that his department overlooked a potentially costly failure of its computerized drawings. Over a six-day period starting Sept. 28, lottery machines spit out the same numbers in consecutive games. (See Arizona Lottery computerized drawing machine generated identical winning numbers, Lottery Post, Oct. 6, 2017.) The Lottery is now offering refunds or exchanges for anyone who played the Pick 3, Fantasy 5, All or Nothing, and 5 Card
Oct 17, 2017, 8:51 am - Lottery News

Lottery rigger warned officials about computerized drawing machines years ago
By Jason Clayworth The mastermind behind a national lottery scam says he warned officials about a glitch in computer-generated drawings 11 years ago, but nobody seemed too worried, his lawyer revealed in an exclusive interview. The same glitch involving identical numbers drawn consecutively or nearly consecutively occurred again in the past two weeks in Arizona, prompting state officials to offer players a refund. Eddie Tipton's new behind-bars revelation, paired with the duplicate numb
Oct 15, 2017, 8:54 am - Lottery News

Arizona Lottery computerized drawing machine generated identical winning numbers
Machine taken out of service; no explanation offered Once again computerized lottery drawings are coming under scrutiny as a machine responsible for generating random numbers has done the opposite, generating exact duplicates. The Arizona Lottery is offering losing ticket refunds or exchanges from four games held over a recent six-day period because a machine used for the drawings generated the same winning numbers in consecutive games. The games affected are Fantasy 5, Pick 3, All or N
Oct 6, 2017, 12:21 pm - Lottery News

Winner sues Colorado Lottery 12 years after rigged drawing
A decade after Colorado engineer Amir Massihzadeh hit the lottery, two state agents visited him with stunning news: He was likely the only legitimate winner of a $4.8 million jackpot he'd had to split three ways. They told the Boulder resident that the other two people who had won the 2005 drawing were linked to a conspiracy in which a lottery insider and several cohorts had rigged drawings in several states. Now Massihzadeh, 62, is suing for the rest of the winnings that he feels should have
Oct 5, 2017, 6:57 pm - Lottery News

Lottery rigging mastermind sentenced to 25 years in prison
A former lottery security chief was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Tuesday for rigging the computerized lottery drawings in several states so he could collect the jackpots. Eddie Tipton, former security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), received the maximum sentence from an Iowa judge, who mentioned Tipton's greed in his sentencing. I certainly regret my actions, Tipton told the court. It's difficult even saying that with all the people that I know behind me that
Aug 22, 2017, 4:49 pm - Lottery News

Lottery rigging accomplice used Wisconsin payout for offshore tax scam
After Robert Rhodes collected a Wisconsin Lottery jackpot that had been rigged by his friend Eddie Tipton, he used the windfall for an investment scheme that produced another wave of undeserved government money, court records show. Rhodes, an accomplice in a scandal that has shaken state lotteries, recently explained under oath how he used the $783,000 payout to receive an additional $180,000 in bogus tax refunds. The Texas businessman sent his lottery winnings offshore to buy a phony insuran
Jul 6, 2017, 6:53 pm - Lottery News

Bahamas 'web shop' accused of failing to pay winners
Says Iowa and Indiana lotteries 'teamed up' on them Irate patrons of Paradise Games, a Bahamas web shop, yesterday vowed to take their business elsewhere amid accusations the gaming house has refused to reward tens of thousands of dollars in winnings. The customers, on the request of anonymity, allege after playing numbers and winning nearly $60,000 on one ticket and another $32,000 on an additional ticket in the 'Early Iowa' game, they were given the run around by Paradise Games and ultim
Jul 6, 2017, 11:04 am - Lottery News