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Duo facing felony charges in lottery theft scheme
Two Indiana women are facing multiple felony theft charges for their alleged roles in a lottery theft scheme at a convenience store. Melinda C. Lanning, 42, and Reagan S. Richardson, 19, both of Connersville, Indiana, were each charged in late March by special prosecutor Andrew Bryson of Union County with two counts of Level 6 felony theft, stemming from an investigation by both the Connersville Police Department and the State Lottery Commission of Indiana into the duo allegedly stealing thou
Apr 11, 2017, 10:12 am - Lottery News

Lottery winner gets 21 years for financing drug trafficking operation
Ronnie Music Jr., a Waycross, Georgia man who sank part of $3 million in lottery winnings into methamphetamine trafficking, will spend the next 21 years in prison on drug conspiracy and firearms charges. Last July, the 46-year-old Music admitted his involvement in multi-state drug trafficking, including a ring being run from a Georgia prison that he fronted with lottery winnings. He also pleaded guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of firearms. (See Lottery winner invested $3M i
Apr 4, 2017, 5:28 pm - Lottery News

18 arrested in illegal lottery bust in New Jersey
May be part of larger network of illegal games Includes video report Cracking down on a vast underground gambling operation, Irvington Police hit the jackpot on Friday, arresting 18 people, allegedly connected to an illegal lottery enterprise out of storefronts across New Jersey. Basically, the numbers are run by the New Jersey or New York lotteries, the mid-day and the night number, and they usually call, make payments on the numbers, says Irvington Police Detective Mitchell Molina.
Apr 3, 2017, 8:49 am - Lottery News

Best friend to testify against Tipton at July lottery rigging trial
It took Texas businessman Robert Rhodes more than a year to turn against his good old boy best friend after he realized that Eddie Tipton would not do a deal and tell prosecutors about how he had created an elaborate system to rig lotteries in five states. But despite fear for his safety, Rhodes is poised to give testimony at a trial scheduled for July 10 in Des Moines that prosecutors hope will finally put Tipton behind bars a decade after launching a scheme that netted $2 million in jackpot
Mar 31, 2017, 7:48 am - Lottery News

Russian slot machine hackers add new targets, group told
Hackers breaking random number generators demonstrates how lottery industry's reliance upon computerized drawings is bad idea An international syndicate of Russian hackers that cashed out millions from slots in U.S. casinos over the years is focusing its efforts on South America and Europe after busts in Missouri and Singapore. The Russian syndicate most recently struck in Peru, a security consultant to slot-makers told a group of U.S. regulators at a Las Vegas conference Thursday at the L
Mar 21, 2017, 8:19 am - Lottery News

Kansas files lawsuit against accused lottery rigger
A lawsuit by the state of Kansas accuses the man at the center of a multi-state lottery number-fixing scam of working with two others to redeem two rigged lottery tickets for $44,000. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Tuesday he filed the Shawnee County lawsuit against Eddie Tipton and two others who Schmidt says turned in the tickets to the Kansas Lottery. Schmidt alleges Tipton used software manipulation to rig the tickets. Tipton, 54, of Flatonia, Texas, once worked as the
Mar 16, 2017, 6:26 am - Lottery News

Woman sentenced for stealing more than $400,000 from Missouri lottery winner
A former Kansas City woman who stole more than $400,000 from a Missouri Lottery winner was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison. Freya Pearson, 44, of Conyers, Ga., was ordered to repay $441,830 to the victim, a female 61-year-old former hospital housekeeper who won $2.4 million in the Missouri Lottery in 2008. But because of Pearson's scheme, the lottery winner is now financially insolvent and had to take a reverse mortgage in order to keep her home, according to federal pr
Feb 22, 2017, 8:35 pm - Lottery News

Police help 100-year-old man after thief steals lottery ticket
Includes video report At 100 years young, Larry Steinfeld has a lifetime of stories including fighting in World War II, great-grandkids and a 65 year long marriage. He wasn't sure why his latest tale brought a reporter to his door. How did I reach this, Steinfeld said. When Larry came back from the Saturday donut and coffee time downstairs in his Waltham apartment building someone was walking out his door. A man stole Larry's scratch ticket worth $100. Waltham Police Officer T
Feb 20, 2017, 12:31 pm - Lottery News

Iowa Supreme Court hears lottery rigging case
The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether purely circumstantial evidence was enough to convict a former lottery employee of rigging Iowa's Hot Lotto game to win a $16.5 million jackpot. Eddie Tipton was convicted of tampering with Iowa's Hot Lotto game and attempting to cash a ticket in early 2015, but an appeals court reversed his conviction on the charge of attempting to redeem the lottery ticket, finding it was barred by the three-year statute of limitations. The Iowa Sup
Feb 14, 2017, 4:47 pm - Lottery News

Texas man pleads guilty to fraud in lottery scandal case
A Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to fraud and admitted to helping lottery computer technician Eddie Tipton cash jackpots in a multi-state number-fixing scheme that netted $2 million. Robert Rhodes pleaded guilty in a Des Moines courtroom Monday. Iowa prosecutors will seek two years of probation. Rhodes says he helped Tipton try to cash a $16.5 million 2010 Iowa Hot Lotto ticket but suspicious officials never paid. Rhodes agreed to testify against Tipton and his brother, Tommy Tipt
Jan 11, 2017, 4:18 pm - Lottery News