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Parole revoked for lottery rigger Eddie Tipton
Decision to release former security director reversed By Kate Northrop Eddie Tipton, the former MUSL Director of Security who was convicted of rigging multiple lottery drawings in several states, will not be released from prison after his parole was revoked. In January, Tipton re-entered national headlines when the Iowa Board of Parole decided to grant him his release from prison. However, the board revoked his parole in March after an incident involving him in prison came to light ...
Apr 9, 2022, 5:01 pm - Lottery News forum

UK man says £6.5 million lottery prize was stolen by retailer clerk
Camelot refuses payout, player seeks legal action against National Lottery By Kate Northrop A lottery player is prepared to take legal action against the UK National Lottery after Camelot refused him a 6.5 million (US$8.5 million) payout, saying that the prize had already been claimed. One UK veteran was taken by surprise when Camelot, the current operator of the National Lottery, told him they wouldn't pay out the same prize twice, leading him to believe that a retailer clerk stol ...
Apr 8, 2022, 2:36 pm - Lottery News forum

Kentucky man arrested days after winning $250,000 lottery prize
Lottery winner's brief victory is short lived By Kate Northrop A Kentucky Lottery winner's celebration didn't last very long when he was arrested days after scooping up a $250,000 lottery prize. Joseph Hellard of Elsmere was arrested right after winning $250,000 on a scratch-off ticket, bringing his emotional rollercoaster to a full stop. On Feb. 26, Hellard stopped at the Elsmere Mini Mart on Garvey Avenue to buy some lottery tickets. The first few tickets he bought did not am ...
Mar 7, 2022, 5:25 pm - Lottery News forum

Convicted murderer Dee Dee Moore in support of anonymous lottery claims in Florida
Moore says having lottery winners' identities revealed puts a target on them By Kate Northrop The woman who was convicted for killing Florida Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare said in a phone interview that she supports anonymous prize claims as a measure to protect lottery winners from harm. Dee Dee Moore, now 49, was found guilty of first-degree murder and possessing and discharging a firearm on Dec. 10, 2012 after prosecutors argued that she swindled and then killed Shakespeare ...
Mar 2, 2022, 5:54 pm - Lottery News forum

Eddie Tipton released from prison on parole
Convicted lottery rigger continues to plead innocence By Kate Northrop Lottery rigging mastermind Eddie Tipton has been released on parole after serving a prison sentence for 4 years. In 2017, Eddie Tipton, 58, was sentenced to a maximum 25 years in prison for rigging multiple computerized lottery drawings in several states so he and other accomplices could collect multi-million-dollar jackpots. In a plea deal, the former lottery security chief also agreed to pay about $2.2 mil ...
Jan 31, 2022, 7:44 am - Lottery News forum

UK pals jailed for winning £4 million in lottery using stolen debit card
Their celebration didn't last very long By Kate Northrop Two friends from the United Kingdom had a short-lived celebration after winning 4 million (US$ 5.3 million) in the lottery using a debit card they stole. Mark Goodram, 38, and Jon Watson, 34, both from Bolton, went wild on a four-day spending spree after discovering they won a 4 million lottery prize from a scratch-off ticket bought with a stolen debit card in 2019. While they partied and drank for four days straight and ...
Dec 17, 2021, 8:31 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery scammers sentenced to prison after netting $700,000 from victims
Over half a million dollars later, fraudsters are finally caught By Kate Northrop Two lottery scammers who defrauded elderly victims of $700,000 will be spending time behind bars in federal prison, Acting United States Attorney Richard B. Myrus announced. Jason Wedderburn, 41, and Kayan Kitson, 38, were each sentenced to two to three years in federal prison along with 3 years of federal supervised release after netting over half a million dollars from senior citizens in several sta ...
Nov 22, 2021, 1:32 pm - Lottery News forum

Eddie Tipton claims he was pressured to plead guilty in lottery rigging scandal
Convicted lottery scammer looking to reverse sentence By Kate Northrop Lottery rigging mastermind Eddie Tipton is trying to reverse is 25-year prison sentence upon claiming that he was pressured to plead guilty in court four years ago. In 2017, Eddie Tipton was sentenced to a maximum 25 years in prison for rigging multiple computerized lottery drawings in several states so he and other accomplices could collect the jackpots. In a plea deal, the former lottery security chief als ...
Nov 14, 2021, 5:34 pm - Lottery News forum

Ohio lottery winner wins $1 million but claims losses of $1 million
Shifty player thought he could skirt the IRS By Kate Northrop An Ohio Lottery player who won $1 million is in hot water with the IRS after falsely claiming gambling losses of $1 million and wiring his winnings abroad. Mustafa Shalash, of Hillard, was charged with one count of filing a false tax return with the IRS after winning a $1 million prize and then claiming gambling losses of an equal amount. In 2015, Shalash won a $1 million prize on a single lottery ticket and received ...
Nov 12, 2021, 11:35 am - Lottery News forum

Texas woman steals cousin's lottery ticket worth $1 million
Family crook is caught red-handed By Kate Northrop Authorities arrested a Texas woman Monday after she stole a $1 million winning lottery ticket from her cousin in New York, tricking him with forged paperwork. Iris Amador Argueta, 32, of Houston, misled her New York cousin to believe that she would cash in the winnings on his behalf so he could remain anonymous. According to Nassau County prosecutors, she also forged lottery documents to convince her relative that he had only w ...
Nov 10, 2021, 2:14 pm - Lottery News forum

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