The sibling of Iowa Hot Lotto scammer Eddie Tipton has been charged with ongoing unlawful conduct, thanks to a new forensic breakthrough into the situation.
Iowa Hot Lotto fraud instance: Tommy Tipton, cousin of former lottery security director Eddie Tipton, is currently also accused of being part of a criminal community that claimed at least six rigged jackpots in five split states.
Tommy Tipton, 51, a former justice of the peace and reserve police officer from Flatonia, Texas, was arrested for their 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 installed a self-destructing hack program to guarantee the random number generator (RNG) used in the draw on December 29, 2010 picked his numbers. He also tampered with surveillance cameras so their installation of the software could not be detected.
Eddie Tipton had been 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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