The cousin of Iowa Hot Lotto scammer Eddie Tipton has been charged with ongoing conduct that is criminal thanks to a new forensic breakthrough in the case.
Iowa Hot Lotto fraud situation: Tommy Tipton, bro of former lottery security director Eddie Tipton, is now also accused of being part of a criminal community that claimed at the least six rigged jackpots in five split states.
Tommy Tipton, 51, a previous justice of the peace and reserve police officer 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 bro Eddie, the previous director of information security at the Multi-State Lottery Corporation, was convicted a year ago of rigging the $16.5 million Iowa Hot Lotto draw in 2010.
At his test, prosecutors argued that he had set up a self-destructing hack program to ensure the random number generator (RNG) used within the draw on December 29, 2010 picked his numbers. He also tampered with surveillance digital cameras so their installation of the program could not be detected.
Eddie Tipton ended up being sentenced to ten years in prison last July, and is now waiting for test on charges linking him to phony jackpots in Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Wisconsin.
Documents detailing the complaint that is cri