Lottery Fraud Investigation Goes Nationwide

Lottery Fraud Investigation Goes Nationwide

Ex-lottery official Eddie Tipton, who is suspected of repairing lottery draws in at 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 the ex-lottery worker convicted of fixing the Iowa draw may have pulled the trick all around the world.

Eddie Tipton, 52, the previous director of information security at the Multi-State Lottery Corporation, was sentenced to ten years in prison in September for rigging the Iowa Hot Lotto game in an effort to claim a $14 million prize.

Prosecutors successfully argued that Tipton installed a hack that is self-destructing to make certain the random number generator used into the draw on December 29, 2010 picked their numbers.

He also tampered with surveillance digital cameras so his installing the computer software could never be detected.

Anonymous Claimant

An endeavor had been initially made to claim the prize with a man that is canadian Philip Johnson, who claimed he had been too sick to collect the money in person, but the claim had been turned down because Johnson was unable to verify he was the dog owner of the solution.

Johnson phoned days that are again several stating that the ticket was, in reality, owned by an individual who wanted to remain anonymous. The Iowa lottery again rejected the claim regarding the grounds that the rules forbade anonymous payouts Continuar leyendo «Lottery Fraud Investigation Goes Nationwide»