Lottery-scamming brothers avoid asset seizures by transferring property to their mother
By Jason Clayworth
Two brothers who were behind the largest lottery scam in U.S. history and owe more than $2.3 million in unpaid restitution and court fees recently transferred several properties they owned to their mother.
The transfers from Eddie and Tommy Tipton have raised further questions about why four states Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin and Colorado have yet to seize their properties.
It has been about two years since the brothers admitted their role in a scam that hijacked lott ...
Apr 29, 2019, 9:50 pm - Lottery News forum
Investigation finds lottery scamming Tipton brothers have repaid virtually nothing
By Jason Clayworth and Rachel Denny Clow
Two brothers who spearheaded the biggest lottery scam in U.S. history have repaid less than $1,400 in restitution despite owning property worth nearly $2 million, a Des Moines Register and Corpus Christi Caller Times investigation has found.
Between them, Eddie and Tommy Tipton have admitted rigging winning drawings in at least five states, including Iowa, worth a combined $24 million.
But they have barely made a dent in the more than $2.4 millio ...
Dec 27, 2018, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum
Kansas Lottery installs new gaming system
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
The Kansas Lottery's new, advanced central gaming system is now live at more than 1,700 Kansas Lottery retailers across the state. This follows a successful conversion by the Lottery's new technology partner Scientific Games as part of an overall plan to responsibly increase returns to the State of Kansas. The Lottery's data transfer and official switch-over from the old systems technology took place July 29.
Careful planning started more than two ...
Aug 1, 2018, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum
Paper-jammed lottery ticket turns out to be $22,000 winner for Kansas couple
A paper-jammed Kansas Lottery ticket turned out to be lucky for a couple from Tonganoxie, Kansas.
Michael and Virginia Owens will be celebrating their 43rd anniversary in style next month after winning $22,000 playing 2by2 with the Kansas Lottery. The couple matched both red balls (11 and 18) and both White balls (07 and 23) to win the top prize.
We play 2by2 almost every day. It's a lot of fun, said Virginia Owens. We had a free ticket winner, so we went to the store to get a new ticket, ...
Jun 30, 2018, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum
Woman scratches off three winning lottery tickets in a row
A Kansas woman who bought three scratch-off lottery tickets skipped one because she thought there wouldn't be two winners in a row but she was wrong.
Ruth Wright of Kingman told Kansas Lottery officials she bought three $10 Tiger Pride scratch-off tickets at the White's Foodliner store in Kingman and the first ticket she scratched revealed some good news.
I bought three tickets, and the first one was a $15 win. So I moved on to the third ticket I bought, since I never have two winners in ...
Apr 16, 2018, 7:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Gas station clerk finds lottery ticket worth $1 million, returns to owner
A Lincoln County, Kansas, man is $1 million richer, thanks to a Salina gas station employee. The lottery winner's brother accidentally dropped the winning ticket at a gas station over the weekend, before the numbers were checked.
The winner, who lives in Lincoln Co. and chose to remain anonymous, told lottery officials he was rushing to go watch the NCAA Tournament when they decided to stop in Salina for gas.
My brother went in to check my tickets. He apparently dropped the unsigned Mega ...
Mar 22, 2018, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
Kansas lottery winner rescues $50,000 ticket from trash
A Kansas man who won a $50,000 lottery prize had to rush back to the store when he realized his winning ticket had accidentally been thrown away.
Topeka resident Kevin Hayek plays Powerball every week, but he doesn't check his tickets that often. Last Wednesday, he was getting his morning coffee at a convenience store when the urge to finally check his Powerball tickets from the October 18 drawing struck him.
The first ticket the store clerk scanned wasn't a winner, but when she scanned ...
Nov 15, 2017, 8:55 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery vending machines in Kansas may depend on whether lawmakers show up Monday
Your ability to buy lottery tickets from vending machines in Kansas may depend on how many lawmakers show up for the ceremonial last day of the session Monday.
A bill allowing the Kansas Lottery to use vending machines to sell tickets was vetoed by Gov. Sam Brownback last week.
The Legislature approved House Bill 2313 earlier this month with margins far greater than the two-thirds needed to override the veto. The House passed the bill 98-19; the Senate passed it 34-4.
But because the fi ...
Jun 22, 2017, 5:47 pm - Lottery News forum
The 5 lottery jackpots Tipton and his friends stole
Eddie Tipton, the now-infamous former security chief at the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), is accused of installing software on Random Number Generators that allowed him to predict winning combinations for drawings that occurred on three dates every non-leap year Nov. 23, Dec. 29 and May 27.
So far, Tipton and his associates have been linked to winning tickets in five states between 2005 and 2011. Here are the details:
Colorado, Nov. 23, 2005: Tipton's brother Tommy Tipton, a Tex ...
Jun 20, 2017, 8:01 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery vending machines considered in Kansas
Kansas lawmakers are mulling over the possibility of legalizing lottery vending machines as a means to fund the state's struggling mental health system. Such machines are used in 37 other lottery states.
The idea, floated by Rep. Chuck Weber, R-Wichita, is expected to increase funding to mental health services by $12 million over two years. Kansas has been under extreme budget stress the past few years as it looks for new ways to fund state programs. The recession and budget cuts resulted in ...
May 9, 2017, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum