Eddie Tipton is going out on parole

Eddie Tipton is going out on parole

Eddie Tipton, the fraudster who was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison for rigging winning drawings with the Multi-State Lottery has been paroled.

Eddie Tipton went out on parole after five years in prison

Tipton was released on parole from the Clarinda Correctional Facility last Friday. He served more than five years in prison for a scandal that became known as “Hot Lotto.” After pleading guilty to fixing the RNGs for the lottery, he was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.

He was able to rig the drawings of the lotteries in at least five US states with the help of a computer code. He and his associates collected winnings of millions of dollars. While he was sentenced to up to 25 years, his co-conspirators were given shorter sentences.

He was supposed to be released on parole in February. Although his parole was approved, it was revoked because of a physical altercation with another prisoner. The judge said back in February that Tipton was in physical contact with another person. The revocation of his parole occurred at that time and delayed his release.

Hot lottery fraud

Between 2005 and the present, Tipton was sentenced for unlawful activities. The Multi-State Lottery was rigged by him and his associates. The scam was completed using a code that was used by Tipton to rig the RNGs for the lottery. He and his associates were able to collect the winnings from some of the draws of the lottery because of this. To cover his tracks, Tipton implemented a self-destruct sequence.

The scam was uncovered back in 2011. The Multi-State Lottery Association launched an investigation after uncovering failed attempts to claim a $16.5 million prize just before it expired. After further investigation, the lottery officials discovered that he purchased the winning ticket.

He was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison and was ordered to pay more than $2 million in restitution. Even though he and his brother own properties that are worth millions, he doesn’t have the money to pay the fines. In a petition filed in 2020, he claimed that the restitution was illegal.

Summary:

Eddie Tipton, the fraudster who was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison for rigging winning drawings with the Multi-State Lottery has been paroled. Tipton was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to fixing the RNGs for the lottery. With the help of a computer code, he was able to rig drawings of lotteries in at least five US states.