37 US states could have been scammed by rogue security guy

In July, Eddie Tipton, 52, was found guilty of installing a rootkit in the MSLA’s random-number generating computer that allowed him to predict the digits for future winning tickets. He also tampered with security cameras to cover up his time at the keyboard, the court heard.

Tipton was sentenced to ten years in prison after CCTV caught him buying a $16.5m winning ticket in the Iowa state lottery. He is free on bail while appealing his conviction.

Meanwhile, investigators claim that three other state lotteries in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma also report paying out prizes worth $8m to people associated with Tipton.

Source: Feds widen probe into lottery IT boss who rooted game for profit