Ex-lottery official Eddie Tipton, that is suspected of repairing lottery draws in at the very least four more states beyond the fraud perpetrated in Iowa.
A probe into lottery fixing in the US escalated this week as authorities expanded their investigation nationwide, fearing that an worker that is ex-lottery of fixing the Iowa draw may have pulled the trick all across the country.
Eddie Tipton, 52, the former director of data security at the Multi-State Lottery Corporation, was sentenced to a decade in prison in September for rigging the Iowa Hot Lotto game in an attempt to claim a $14 million prize.
Prosecutors successfully argued that Tipton installed a self-destructing hack program to make certain the random number generator used in the draw on December 29, 2010 picked his numbers.
He also tampered with surveillance digital cameras so his installation of the computer software could not be detected.
An effort ended up being initially made to claim the prize with a Canadian guy called Philip Johnson, who claimed he had been too sick to collect the money in person, however the claim had been refused because Johnson was unable to validate he was the dog owner of the ticket.
Johnson phoned days that are again several stating that the ticket ended up being, in reality, owned by an individual who wanted to remain anonymous. The Iowa lottery once more refused the claim regarding the grounds that the rules forbade an Continue reading “Lottery Fraud Investigation Goes Nationwide”