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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

Federal officials work to extradite Jamaican lottery scammers
Jamaican lottery scammer Sanjay Williams got off a plane in Charlotte, North Carolina, in June 2013, on his way to meet with the people who moved money for him. He was promptly arrested by U.S. law enforcement authorities, convicted in May and sentenced to 20 years in a U.S. prison. While the arrest on American soil spared authorities from extraditing Williams, rounding up his associate in the wide-ranging operation and 13 other suspects still believed to be in Jamaica is proving to be more o ...
Dec 26, 2015, 1:27 pm - Lottery News forum

Ex-TSA agent, Atlanta police officer sentenced in lottery scheme
A Douglasville, Ga., man must serve 27 months in prison and one year of supervised release after pleading guilty for his role in a Jamaican-based fraudulent lottery scheme targeting senior-adult victims in the United States. Dominic Hugh Smith, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. of the Western District of North Carolina. Smith was ordered to pay $724,408.79 in restitution, the U.S. Justice Department said in a prepared statement. In June 2014, Smith pleaded ...
Oct 26, 2015, 12:29 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas authorities had previously investigated brother of lottery cheat
By Todd Northrop The outrageous Hot Lotto rigging scandal that started in Iowa is now spreading into other states including Texas. Officials are taking a second look at a $570,000 winning multi-state lottery ticket purchased a decade ago in Colorado by a Central Texas judge. The investigation does not involve the Texas state lottery. Tommy Tipton, the subject of the investigation, is a Fayette County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, based in Flatonia. According to records from the T ...
Oct 14, 2015, 10:01 am - Lottery News forum

HOT LOTTO DRAWING CHEAT CHARGED WITH RIGGING MORE JACKPOTS
Computerized drawing nightmare: Colorado, Wisconsin jackpots may have been rigged Authorities say criminal enterprise ongoing for years Includes video report By Todd Northrop Authorities on Friday filed new charges against a former Iowa Lottery security officer who was convicted months ago of rigging a Hot Lotto game so he could win a $14 million jackpot. Authorities are now asking the public to report any similar cases around the country. Representatives for the Iowa Lottery a ...
Oct 9, 2015, 8:50 pm - Lottery News forum

[UPDATE] D.C. woman who tried to redeem faulty ticket admitted to forging second 'winner'
By Todd Northrop A Washington, D.C. woman who enlisted the help of local media to try and claim a faulty Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket actually tried to claim a second lottery ticket of the same exact game that she admitted was a forgery. Lottery Post reported Wednesday morning that Ardella Newman of Washington, D.C. is taking the Virginia Lottery to task for denying her claim of a scratch-off ticket that she claims is worth $20,000. The Virginia Lottery had issued a statement that t ...
Sep 9, 2015, 7:48 pm - Lottery News forum

MUSL security worker who rigged drawing gets 10 years
Judges denies request for new trial By Todd Northrop Eddie Tipton, a former security official with the Multi-State Lottery Association, was sentenced to 10 years behind bars Wednesday morning. Tipton was sentenced to five years for each of the two counts of fraud, to run consecutively. He did not make a statement during the sentencing hearing. In July, a Polk County jury found him guilty of two counts of fraud. (See Former lottery security employee guilty of rigging $14.3M drawing, L ...
Sep 9, 2015, 11:34 am - Lottery News forum

Former lottery security employee guilty of rigging $14.3M drawing
Jurors convicted a former Iowa lottery security official of two counts of fraud Monday for rigging a Hot Lotto drawing to win $14.3 million. The jury's verdict came after three days of witness testimony last week in the case against Eddie Tipton, 52, who faces up to 10 years in prison. It's believed to be the first prosecution of a person accused of tampering with lottery equipment to manipulate a draw. Tipton stared straight ahead with his hands folded as the verdict was read, showing no ...
Jul 20, 2015, 2:21 pm - Lottery News forum