Ex-lottery official Eddie Tipton, who is suspected of repairing lottery draws in at the 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 the ex-lottery worker convicted of fixing the Iowa draw may have pulled the trick all around the world.

Eddie Tipton, 52, the director that is former of security at 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 hack that is self-destructing to make sure the random number generator used into the draw on December 29, 2010 picked their figures.

He also tampered with surveillance cameras so his installing of the pc software could never be detected.

Anonymous Claimant

An endeavor was initially made to claim the prize by a Canadian guy called Philip Johnson, who stated he was too sick to collect the funds in person, however the claim had been refused because Johnson was unable to confirm he had been the dog owner of the admission.

Johnson phoned again a few days later stating that the ticket had been, in fact, owned by an individual who wanted to stay anonymous. The Iowa lottery again refused the claim regarding the grounds that the rules forbade anonymous payouts.

Subsequent attempts to collect Read more