Mastermind Of Lottery Fraud Admits He Rigged JackpotsA man who helped write the computer code behind several U.S. lotteries, including some of its biggest, pleaded guilty Thursday to masterminding a scheme through which he rigged the winning numbers for jackpots in several states and collected millions of dollars.
FBI Missed Rigged Jackpot In 2006 Before Lottery Scheme GrewInvestigators were suspicious in 2006 when they heard that a rural Texas judge was trying to exchange $450,000 in consecutively marked bills.
Mastermind Of Lottery Fraud Will Tell How He Rigged JackpotsA lottery computer programmer will tell investigators how he was able to use his position to rig state jackpots for years and he and his brother will repay $3 million in prizes they improperly claimed, under a plea agreement released Monday.
Ex-Lottery Official Received Severance Amid Jackpot ScandalA prominent lottery official who was stripped of power after a subordinate allegedly carried out a prolonged jackpot-rigging scheme received a $284,000 severance payment, a recent tax filing shows.
Trials For Brothers Charged In Lottery Scandal DelayedTrials for brothers charged with ongoing criminal conduct in Iowa for allegedly fixing lottery games, including in Colorado, to collect jackpots have been delayed.
Lawsuit Filed By Lottery Players Claiming Games Were RiggedA civil lawsuit has been filed in Iowa asking that lottery players be reimbursed for participating for games that turned out to be rigged.
Jackpot Rigging Scandal Grows In Scope As Trials NearA prosecutor says two brothers accused of conspiring to fix lottery games in five states had rigged another drawing for which they claimed a jackpot and planted software on additional computers that would have enabled them to fix more games if they hadn't been caught.
2nd Suspect Arrested In Multi-State Lottery ScamA second suspect has been arrested in a lottery scam that includes Colorado and four other states. Tommy Tipton and his brother, Eddie, have been accused of rigging six lottery jackpots to try to win more than $19 million.