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was convicted of rigging multiple lottery drawings in several states, will not be released from prison after his parole was revoked.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
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
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
NEW VIDEO: The biggest scandal in lottery history
The scam that changed the lottery forever
By Kate Northrop
It was the hottest scandal and largest invasion of trust in lottery history, something that never should have happened, was predicted by Lottery Post or years, and absolutely could have been prevented.
Many lottery players think of a now-retired multi-state game when they hear the name Hot Lotto, but most lottery connoisseurs will remember the long-running drama associated with it, one that changed the lottery industry fore ...
Aug 27, 2021, 5:14 pm - Lottery News forum
Few filing claims in $4.3 million lottery scam settlement; deadline Jan. 7
Victims of the largest lottery scam in U.S. history are expected to pocket only a small fraction of a $4.3 million settlement because of a lack of applicants laying claim to the money, court records show.
But it's not too late.
Claims can be made online through Jan. 7 and those for $10 or less require no proof of purchase.
Larger ones require receipts dating back as far as 14 years.
If you're claiming more than $10 they sure made it difficult, said Craig Johnson, a Manson resident w ...
Jan 2, 2020, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum
MUSL paid $1.5 million to settle lawsuit over rigged jackpot
A national lottery group agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by an Iowa man who claimed that a $9 million jackpot he won in 2011 would have been bigger if the previous one hadn't been fixed by an insider.
An email released Friday shows that the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) informed its directors on Oct. 9 that it had agreed to pay Larry Dawson $1.5 million as a full and final settlement of his claims.
The association had refused to release details of the settleme ...
Dec 9, 2019, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
MUSL settles lawsuit with man who won Hot Lotto jackpot marred by rigging
A national lottery group rocked by an insider's jackpot-rigging conspiracy has settled a lawsuit brought by an Iowa grandfather who said a $9 million prize he won in 2011 should have been far larger.
The Multi-State Lottery Association and Larry Dawson informed a judge of the settlement this month, canceling a trial that had been scheduled to begin next week in Des Moines.
Dawson's lawyer, Nicholas Mauro, said that the terms of the deal are confidential but that his client is relieved that ...
Nov 26, 2019, 10:10 am - Lottery News forum
Website now accepting claims in $4.3 million lottery scam settlement
A website that was set up for people with losing tickets to seek refunds under a $4.3 million lottery scam settlement is now functioning.
Since 2011, Lottery Post has been reporting on the multi-state lottery jackpot and subsequent investigation and prosecution of the rigged computerized drawing scandal. Those who wish to submit a claim can do so online at www.lotterygamesettlement.com or call 877-872-3816 for more information.
A class-action lawsuit linked to the largest lottery scam in U ...
Sep 9, 2019, 9:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Lawyers drop request for author's lottery scandal book notes
Lawyers reversed course on Tuesday and dropped a subpoena in which they had ordered an Iowa journalist to turn over notes related to his book about a lottery industry insider who rigged jackpots in several states.
The withdrawal of the subpoena for journalist Perry Beeman's notes came hours after The Associated Press reported that it had been issued and sought materials that were likely protected by Iowa's reporter privilege law.
Beeman co-wrote a recent book, The $80 billion Gamble, with ...
Aug 28, 2019, 10:04 am - Lottery News forum
Journalist faces subpoena in lawsuit over lottery scandal
An Iowa journalist who wrote a book about the lottery insider who rigged jackpots in several states has been subpoenaed to turn over notes related to his reporting.
Perry Beeman received the subpoena last week from lawyers for Larry Dawson, an Iowa jackpot winner who contends that the rigging reduced his prize by millions of dollars.
Beeman co-wrote the recent book The $80 billion Gamble with former Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich. It tells the story of how now-imprisoned lottery security cont ...
Aug 28, 2019, 9:50 am - Lottery News forum