Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Lottery Insider's Brother Arrested in Jackpot-Fixing Scandal

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Lottery Insider's Brother Arrested in Jackpot-Fixing Scandal

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IOWA CITY * New digital evidence reveals how a lottery insider manipulated drawings to enrich himself and his associates, Iowa investigators said Wednesday as they charged his brother with securing jackpots in Oklahoma and Colorado worth $1.2 million cash.

Tommy Tipton, a former justice of the peace and reserve police officer in Texas, turned himself in Wednesday to face a charge of ongoing criminal conduct.

Authorities allege he conspired with his older brother, Eddie Tipton, the former security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association who was convicted last year of fixing a $16.5 million Hot Lotto jackpot. He's also awaiting trial on charges linking him to lottery prizes in several other states.

The jackpot-fixing allegations have rocked the Multi-State Lottery Association, an Iowa-based nonprofit that administers Powerball and other games for dozens of states.

Prosecutors have alleged Tipton tampered with random number generators that he built and installed for use by state lotteries. …

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