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Lottery rigger Eddie Tipton released on parole
Final decision after back-and-forth fate of convicted former MUSL Security Director By Kate Northrop Convicted lottery rigger Eddie Tipton was released from prison on Friday following a series of events that had his freedom in limbo. According to the Iowa Department of Corrections online prison records, Eddie Tipton, 59, was released from prison in Clarinda, Iowa on parole. Tipton changed lottery history forever when he was sentenced to the maximum 25 years in prison for rigging ...
Jul 21, 2022, 7:45 am - Lottery News forum

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was convicted of rigging multiple lottery drawings in several states, will not be released from prison after his parole was revoked.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

Veterans shut out of Illinois vaccine lottery
It's just a slap in the face to any veteran. By Kate Northrop Illinois is making headlines after it was revealed that thousands of veterans won't be eligible to enter the All In For The Win incentive lottery for a shot at the millions of dollars being awarded to vaccinated individuals. Ever since Ohio announced its Vax-a-Million lottery to encourage residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19, states have been coming out with their own lotteries left and right. However, the lotter ...
Jun 21, 2021, 11:36 am - 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

The local TV star who rigged the lottery
Shortly after 7pm on April 24th, 1980, millions of Pennsylvanians watched intently as a third and final ping-pong ball shot up the tube of a machine on live television. And there you have it, exclaimed the station's beloved announcer, Nick Perry. Today's Pennsylvania lottery daily number: 6-6-6! As the cheesy music faded and the lights dimmed, Perry implored lucky ticket holders at home to claim their prizes: If you've got it, come and get it! What the public didn't know was that Per ...
Oct 18, 2019, 12:12 pm - Lottery News forum