Man Pleads Guilty To Rigging Lottery
Last week a man who helped to develop the computer code behind a number of US lotteries pleaded guilty to rigging the winning numbers for jackpots in a number of states.
Eddie Tipton worked for the Multi-State Lottery Association as computer information security director. He admitted to writing code that allowed him to predict the winning numbers. He then gave the numbers to others who won the lottery and shared the winnings with him. He said that he thought he was taking advantage of a loophole in the random number software and didn’t believe it was illegal.
A date is yet to be set for sentencing but he could receive up to 25 years in prison. His brother also pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit theft by deception. According to prosecutors most of the stolen money has already been spent.