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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

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

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

Mom, son admit they plotted to kill man over his winning lottery ticket
A New York man and his 49-year-old mother have pleaded guilty in the slaying of a man who was killed over a winning scratch-off lottery ticket. The Monroe County District Attorney's Office says 29-year-old James McCracken, of Rochester, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the slaying of 66-year-old Robert Pinckney. McCracken's mother, Jacqueline Staples, pleaded guilty to a robbery charge. Prosecutors say Staples was with Pinckney at his residence in September 2015 when she be
Jan 10, 2017, 9:59 pm - Lottery News

Florida store employee arrested for 'micro-scratching' lottery tickets
Includes video report Authorities say a Florida convenience store clerk was cashing in by cheating, while selling customers worthless lottery tickets. Lottery officials say he got greedy and tried to cash in too many big winning lottery scratch-off tickets at the Tampa Lottery District Office. One major red flag was when he tried to claim a $500 winning scratch-off ticket that hadn't even been scratched. For more than a year, lottery officials believe an employee of a Radiant conveni
Jan 6, 2017, 9:10 am - Lottery News

Philadelphia woman facing 53 charges for threatening PA Lottery
A woman who repeatedly aired her frustration at failing to win a jackpot by making obscene and violent threats against Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters faces 53 charges, police said Wednesday. Towanda Shields, 47, made dozens of calls over the past eight months to the agency's offices outside Harrisburg, police in Lower Swatara Township said. From the calls and stuff I've listened to, she's basically completely obsessed with the lottery and the fact that she doesn't win upsets her very m
Jan 4, 2017, 8:32 pm - Lottery News

Man arrested in lottery winner kidnapping
A Peoria man accused of kidnapping two men from Normal, Illinois, including one who died of a head injury suffered during the incident, demanded the victim's family pay a ransom from lottery winnings, Normal police said Friday. Danny Smith Jr. 28, is charged with kidnapping Maunds Bryant, 41, and his stepfather from their home in the 100 block of West Raab Road on Dec. 22. Smith remains in the Peoria County jail in lieu of $300,000 bond. Additional charges are under review by both Peoria a
Dec 30, 2016, 6:48 pm - Lottery News

Alleged lottery scandal conspirator to enter new plea
A Texas businessman charged in Iowa's lottery rigging investigation is scheduled to enter a new plea often a signal that a plea agreement has been reached with prosecutors. Robert Clark Rhodes pleaded not guilty in May to a felony charge of ongoing criminal conduct stemming from his alleged participation in a 2011 scheme to cash in on a Hot Lotto ticket worth more than $14 million. Rhodes, 48, reportedly is a close friend to Eddie Tipton, a former security official at the Urbandale-based Mult
Nov 14, 2016, 8:35 pm - Lottery News

Alleged Jamaican lottery scam kingpin arrested in Kingston
A man accused of spearheading a lottery scam that bilked at least 70 mostly elderly U.S. residents out of millions of dollars has been arrested in Jamaica, authorities said Monday. Lavrick Willocks, 27, was taken into custody Saturday after he was found hiding in a garden at a Kingston hotel, according to a news release from the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and a woman who tried to help him escape also was arrested. Willocks faces numerous charges in U.S. federal court, including conspiracy
Nov 8, 2016, 8:11 am - Lottery News

UPS worker busts up lottery scam
An alert New York UPS employee is credited with saving an elderly Iowa woman from losing thousands of dollars in cash. The worker called police on Tuesday when he felt something wasn't right about a package that had been delivered to the Union Road store. An investigation showed the box contained $8,300 and was sent from an 81-year-old Iowa woman. The woman got a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and was told she needed to send the money to process a cash prize she had won i
Oct 27, 2016, 8:57 pm - Lottery News