The cousin of Iowa Hot Lotto scammer Eddie Tipton has been charged with ongoing conduct that is criminal thanks up to a new forensic breakthrough into the case.
Iowa Hot Lotto fraud situation: Tommy Tipton, brother of former lottery security director Eddie Tipton, has become also accused of being part of a network that is criminal claimed at the very least six rigged jackpots in five separate states.
Tommy Tipton, 51, a former justice of the peace and reserve officer from Flatonia, Texas, was arrested for his part 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 sibling Eddie, the previous manager of data security at the Multi-State Lottery Corporation, was convicted a year ago of rigging the $16.5 million Iowa Hot Lotto draw in 2010.
At his trial, prosecutors argued that he’d set up a self-destructing hack program to ensure the random number generator (RNG) used in the draw on December 29, 2010 picked their figures. He also tampered with surveillance digital cameras so his installation of the program could not be detected.
Eddie Tipton ended up being sentenced to ten years in prison last July, and is now awaiting test on charges linking him to phony jackpots in Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Wisconsin.
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