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Investigators find another friend of Tipton who cashed rigged lottery prize
Scandal goes beyond jackpots to smaller prizes too A friend of the former security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association who is implicated in a jackpot-fixing scandal was given a winning Kansas Lottery ticket worth $15,000 in 2011 as an engagement gift, she said Wednesday. Iowa prosecutors had Amy DeMoney testify Wednesday in a hearing for Eddie Tipton, who faces trial in July for ongoing criminal conduct and money laundering charges for games he allegedly fixed in Colorado, Kans ...
May 11, 2016, 5:54 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery scam investigation comes to Tennessee
Includes video report The Tennessee Education Lottery is cooperating with investigators as they look into one of the most elaborate lottery scams in U.S. history. The scam was the work of Eddie Tipton, a former security director with the Multi-State Lottery Association. Tipton has been convicted of fraud and sentenced to ten years in prison. But his brother and his old college roommate were recently arrested as the jackpot fixing investigation expanded. Prosecutors in Iowa say sur ...
May 11, 2016, 7:56 am - Lottery News forum

British Columbia Lottery wants to upgrade computerized drawing system
By Todd Northrop Canada's British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) in order to expand and improve its ability to conduct computerized lottery drawings. While the lottery may view a new computerized drawing system as a step-up for the organization, lottery players may feel differently. In the United States, computerized drawings are the basis for the biggest scandal to ever rock the lottery industry. According to the RFI, the British Columbia ...
May 6, 2016, 10:59 am - Lottery News forum

Third suspect surrenders in national lottery rigging scandal
A third man charged in a still-unfolding, multi-million dollar lottery rigging scandal investigation surrendered to authorities in Iowa on Thursday, his attorney said. Robert Clark Rhodes II was arrested last spring in his home state of Texas by authorities there, after Iowa prosecutors charged him with two counts of fraud for helping a then-top lottery security official allegedly rig multiple jackpot drawings. Rhodes challenged the arrest in court, claiming investigators did not have suff ...
Apr 28, 2016, 3:43 pm - Lottery News forum

Preliminary hearing rescheduled for Tommy Tipton in lottery rigging case
The latest case in a large-scale lottery rigging scheme is headed to the courtroom next week. Tommy Tipton turned himself in earlier this month after being charged with ongoing criminal conduct. Tommy's brother is former Multi-State Lottery Association employee Eddie Tipton, who is currently serving prison time for tampering with lottery equipment. Police say Eddie rigged the Hot Lotto game electronically to win him a jackpot for $16 million in December of 2010. Prosecutors recently ...
Apr 22, 2016, 9:53 am - Lottery News forum

Kentucky Lottery launches online ticket sales
Without any fanfare, the Kentucky Lottery Monday began selling tickets online to try and attract more young adults. The initial offerings are limited to several lottery games, including Powerball, Mega Millions, Kentucky Cash Ball, and five instant games. Kentucky is the fourth state to sell lottery tickets on the Internet, joining Georgia, Illinois, and Michigan. Minnesota tried it for a while before the state's legislature decided to ban the practice. The Kentucky Lottery has worked w ...
Apr 19, 2016, 8:19 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery rigging scandal prompts security audit in South Dakota
The scandal unfolding in Iowa, where software allowed some results to be rigged in multi-state lotto drawings, has added to concerns among South Dakota Lottery officials, spurring them to proceed Thursday in requesting proposals for a security review of South Dakota Lottery facilities. The review also would cover the statewide video-lottery system and the statewide lotto jackpot system. Each separately connects with hundreds of private businesses. The scratch-ticket system also would be ...
Apr 13, 2016, 7:22 pm - Lottery News forum

Investigators find Tipton's software code to rig computerized lottery drawings
Last remaining defense shattered as investigators find and decipher jackpot rigging code A lottery vendor for years manipulated drawings to enrich himself and associates by installing software code that allowed him to predict winning numbers on specific days of the year, Iowa investigators alleged Wednesday. Authorities called the newly obtained forensic evidence a breakthrough in the investigation of alleged jackpot-fixing scheme by Eddie Tipton, former security director of the Multi-Stat ...
Apr 7, 2016, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery scammer's brother facing criminal charges
The brother of a former Iowa lottery security official convicted of fixing a 2010 Hot Lotto drawing in an attempt to win millions is now facing an Iowa criminal charge of his own, online records show. Tommy Tipton, of Flatonia, Texas, was booked into the Polk County Jail at about 4:40 a.m. Wednesday on a felony charge of ongoing criminal conduct. He posted a $25,000 bond and was released from the jail before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Tipton, 43, resigned his elected position as a Texas justi ...
Apr 6, 2016, 12:50 pm - Lottery News forum

Iowa Lottery hopes to upgrade vending machines by end of September
The Iowa Lottery is going to work after the governor signed a bill Friday to allow them to upgrade their vending machines to modern technology. Lottery spokesperson Mary Neubauer, says they want to have something in place once the maintenance contract on the current machines expires. That contract expires September 30th, so we have a lot of work to do between now and then. But the plan is to get at least some new equipment into the field by September 30th and hopefully it would all be out the ...
Apr 4, 2016, 6:30 pm - Lottery News forum

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