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How did Eddie Tipton scam the Colorado Lottery?

How did Eddie Tipton scam the Colorado Lottery?

Eddie Tipton, former security director of the Association of US Multi-State Lottery, was in charge of installing software for the lottery machines. However, the man hacked the system to give himself some advantage by finding predictable jackpots. Not only did this give him the chance to predict all winning numbers but he also gave the information to some people close to him. 

During a year, Tipton had the ability to program the lottery machines to give faked random numbers that he easily predicted. He earned millions by making several correct predictions of winning numbers.  The fun ended for him when he was arrested in 2015 for rigging the $16.5 million jackpot in Iowa.  But new investigations unveiled new evidence and he is on trial for another five fixed gains through Colorado, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Oklahoma. 

Authorities identified Eddie Tipton in the surveillance videos that showed him buying the $16.5 million winning ticket at a gas station in 2010.  His younger brother, Tommy, also benefited from Eddie's hack, earning him a total $1.2 million from lotteries across Colorado and Oklahoma.  

The six jackpots range from 2005 through 2011. Authorities tested the hacking software Tipton had developed and it indeed allowed them to recreate prints and "win" with certain numbers. 

On June 29, 2017, Eddie Tipton pleaded guilty to all charges regarding the hacking software that helped him manipulate the winning numbers to benefit himself, his brother, and others.  

Hacking lottery systems is a complicated scam that needs a professional to design. This hacking software can affect the very foundations of the lottery systems and also affect everyone else.  To ensure you are safe online, it is important to stay protected.  When entering payment details, not only to lottery sites but to any site that accepts payments, using a virtual private network (VPN) is the best way to go.  A VPN creates an encrypted connection that is reliable and secure.  It can be installed on computers and other mobile devices.  

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