The cousin of Iowa Hot Lotto scammer Eddie Tipton has been charged with ongoing criminal conduct, thanks to a new forensic breakthrough into the situation.
Iowa Hot Lotto fraud situation: Tommy Tipton, cousin of previous lottery security director Eddie Tipton, is now also accused of being part of a unlawful network that claimed at least six rigged jackpots in five separate states.
Tommy Tipton, 51, a former justice of the peace and reserve police from Flatonia, Texas, was arrested for his role in claiming fixed jackpots in Colorado and Oklahoma that allegedly netted him $1.2 million. He reportedly handed himself in to police and has since been released on bail.
His bro Eddie, the director that is former of security at the Multi-State Lottery Corporation, was convicted this past year of rigging the $16.5 million Iowa Hot Lotto draw in 2010.
At his trial, prosecutors argued that he had set up a self-destructing hack program to guarantee the random number generator (RNG) used into the draw on December 29, 2010 picked his numbers. He also tampered with surveillance cameras so their installation of the application could not be detected.
Eddie Tipton ended up being sentenced to ten years in prison last July, and is now waiting for test on charges linking him to phony jackpots in Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Wisconsin.
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