Ex-lottery official Eddie Tipton, that is suspected of fixing lottery draws in at the least four more states beyond the fraud perpetrated in Iowa.
A probe into lottery repairing in the US escalated this week as authorities expanded their investigation nationwide, fearing that the worker that is ex-lottery of fixing the Iowa draw may have pulled the trick all around the world.
Eddie Tipton, 52, the previous director of data security during the Multi-State Lottery Corporation, was sentenced to 10 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 self-destructing hack program to make sure the random quantity generator used into the draw on December 29, 2010 picked their numbers.
He additionally tampered with surveillance digital cameras so his installation of the computer software could never be detected.
An effort was initially made to claim the prize by way of a man that is canadian Philip Johnson, who reported he had been too sick to collect the cash in person, but the claim had been rejected because Johnson was unable to confirm he ended up being the master of the ticket.
Johnson phoned days that are again several stating that the ticket ended up being, in reality, owned by the individual who wanted to remain anonymous. The Iowa lottery again turned down the claim on the grounds that the rules forba