Ex-lottery official Eddie Tipton, who is suspected of repairing lottery draws in at the very 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 across the country.
Eddie Tipton, 52, the former director of information security during the Multi-State Lottery Corporation, was sentenced to a decade in prison in September for rigging the Iowa Hot Lotto game in an attempt to claim a $14 million prize.
Prosecutors successfully argued that Tipton installed a self-destructing hack program to make certain the random number generator used into the draw on December 29, 2010 picked his figures.
He also tampered with surveillance cameras so his installing the pc software could never be detected.
An attempt ended up being initially made to claim the prize by way of a Canadian man called Philip Johnson, who reported he had been too sick to collect the funds in person, nevertheless the claim had been rejected because Johnson was unable to confirm he ended up being the owner of the solution.
Johnson phoned once again several days later stating that the ticket had been, in reality, owned by the individual who wanted to stay anonymous. The Iowa lottery again refused the claim in the grounds that the rules forba