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