Ex-lottery official Eddie Tipton, who is suspected of repairing lottery draws in at 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 research nationwide, fearing that an worker that is ex-lottery of fixing the Iowa draw may have pulled the trick all around the world.
Eddie Tipton, 52, the former manager of information 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 ensure the random number generator used into the draw on December 29, 2010 picked their numbers.
He additionally tampered with surveillance cameras so his installing of the computer software could not be detected.
An attempt had been initially made to claim the prize by a man that is canadian Philip Johnson, who stated he was too sick to collect the amount of money in person, however the claim had been rejected because Johnson was unable to validate he had been the dog owner of the admission.
Johnson phoned days that are again several stating that the ticket ended up being, in fact, owned by an individual who wanted to remain anonymous. The Iowa lottery again turned down the claim on the grounds that the rules forbade anonymous pa