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First lawsuit in state lottery-fixing scandal seeks millions
It was one of those feel-good moments that lotteries love to promote when Lucky Larry Dawson smiled as he claimed a $9 million jackpot, surrounded by kids and grandkids. But five years later, the Iowa man could become a key player in a barrage of litigation that threatens to cost state lotteries tens of millions of dollars in damages in an insider jackpot-rigging scandal. A Des Moines law firm filed a lawsuit Wednesday on Dawson's behalf seeking to declare that his Hot Lotto jackpot in May 20 ...
Feb 4, 2016, 9:10 pm - Lottery News forum

Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich to answer lottery player questions live Monday evening
Lottery Post will host event at 8pm EST By Todd Northrop Lottery players from across the United States and around the world will have the chance Monday evening to ask questions about the Eddie Tipton computerized drawing rigging scandal to Terry Rich, Iowa Lottery CEO, who was instrumental in discovering the crime. In December 2010 a Hot Lotto jackpot worth $16 million was won on a ticket purchased in Iowa. One year later, with just two hours to spare before the ticket was to expire, a ...
Jan 11, 2016, 10:39 am - Lottery News forum

Tipton granted delay in next trial until July
A judge has delayed the trial for a former lottery official accused of fixing jackpots in several states. Former Multi-State Lottery Association security director Eddie Tipton had been scheduled to stand trial Jan. 6 in Des Moines, Iowa. But Tipton waived his right to a speedy trial last week, and his attorney asked for a delay. Judge Jeffrey Farrell last week reset the trial for July 18. Tipton has pleaded not guilty to charges of ongoing criminal conduct and money laundering. This ...
Dec 29, 2015, 6:24 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery scandal unlikely to affect New Mexico, official says
The expanding investigation of a former security chief for the national association that operates Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto and other lotteries is unlikely to affect New Mexico at this point, state lottery CEO David Barden said this week. State officials, however, have been in touch with Iowa investigators, cooperating with them and providing requested data on some local jackpot winners. Eddie Tipton, who worked for the Des Moines-based Multi-State Lottery Association since 2003 ...
Dec 26, 2015, 1:35 pm - Lottery News forum

Keno players cash in on lottery glitch in Delaware
The luck has run out for some lottery winners in Delaware after state officials realized that a glitch meant the exact same winning numbers were drawn for six Keno games. Sam Patel, owner of the Convenient Store in Wilmington, Delaware, says last week's glitch with the Keno Lottery game had business booming. He didn't realize something was wrong until a customer hit it big. She was screaming again, 'Oh my God, oh my God. The same numbers are coming out again. Well, at that point she got m ...
Dec 24, 2015, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum

MUSL CHIEF OUSTED OVER JACKPOT-RIGGING SCANDAL
Key industry official has run Powerball from its inception Bret Toyne appointed interim executive director A prominent lottery official who has run the Powerball game since its inception was quietly removed from his 28-year post leading the Multi-State Lottery Association after a jackpot-fixing scandal inside his organization got bigger, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. Charles Strutt, executive director of the association since its 1987 founding, was stripped o ...
Dec 23, 2015, 2:39 pm - Lottery News forum

Kansas lottery players questioning game's integrity
Lottery players are now questioning the integrity of the game after learning that rigged lottery tickets were sold in Kansas. I'm not sure if I'm going to buy lottery tickets anymore or not, because I don't have a chance to win because he is rigging the numbers, said one avid Kansas lottery player. Lottery ticket holders are angry after finding out that Kansas is the latest state connected to a lottery scandal. Back in July Eddie Tipton, the former lottery Security Director for the Iow ...
Dec 23, 2015, 2:30 pm - Lottery News forum

Maine gives names of Hot Lotto winners to Iowa team looking into rigging scheme
The names of Mainers who won cash prizes in the Hot Lotto game between 2010 and 2014 have been forwarded to Iowa officials investigating a burgeoning jackpot fixing case that may have affected winnings in at least five states. Officials with the Maine State Lottery said Hot Lotto winners and prize amounts were shared with the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations. To date, investigators have not discovered any link between Maine Hot Lotto winners and Eddie Tipton, a former security offic ...
Dec 23, 2015, 2:25 pm - Lottery News forum

S.C. Lottery assures public no computerized drawings used in state
Disastrous computerized drawing scandal sparks public distrust, even in states with real lotto ball drawings Other states may be tainted by an alleged lottery scam involving rigged winning numbers, but not South Carolina, says S.C. Education Lottery executive director Paula Harper Bethea. We don't have the random-number generator in South Carolina, and we don't sell the Hot Lotto game, Bethea said Tuesday in response to a query. Instead, she said, We do live draws, where a human being ...
Dec 23, 2015, 8:46 am - Lottery News forum

Prosecutors say Tipton rigged two jackpots he purchased tickets for in Kansas
MUSL computerized drawing scandal now confirmed in 5 states, still looking for more The former security chief for a national association that operates lotteries personally bought two tickets that won jackpots in Kansas, investigators said Monday, bringing to five the number of states where he may have rigged lottery drawings. Investigators recently linked Kansas jackpots won in 2010 to Eddie Tipton, the former security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association, Iowa assistant attorne ...
Dec 21, 2015, 7:58 pm - Lottery News forum

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