Iowa Lottery News
Friday Apr 17 | via KWTX
A Texas businessman charged with helping a lottery official try to claim a rigged $14 million jackpot has been released from jail while he fights extradition to Iowa. Rhodes is disputing charges that he worked with a friend, Eddie Tipton, 52, to try to claim the Hot Lotto jackpot. Comment?
Monday Apr 13 | via Home
The fraud trial for a former lottery worker accused of buying a Hot Lotto ticket and setting up a scheme to try to cash it in is scheduled to begin Monday. Eddie Tipton of Norwalk faces two counts of fraud. Comment?
Mar 22, 2015 | via Star-Telegram.com
A second man has been arrested in connection with a mysterious scheme to collect a multimillion-dollar Hot Lotto jackpot that was won in 2010. The Des Moines Register reports Robert Clark Rhodes II, 46, of Sugar Land, Texas, has been arrested and authorities plan to bring him to Iowa to face fraud charges. Comment?
Feb 12, 2015 | via KCRG
No one in Iowa beat the 175 million-to-one odds to win a share of Wednesday's $564.1 million Powerball jackpot drawing. Early details released by Iowa Lottery officials today indicate that Iowa players won more than 67,000 prizes ranging from $4 up to $30,000, including six tickets that came within one number of having at least a share of the jackpot. Comment?
Feb 9, 2015 | via KWWL-TV Waterloo
There were no jackpot winners in Saturday's Powerball drawing, which means the jackpot for Wednesday's drawing is currently at an estimated $450 million. It is now the third-largest jackpot in the history of the Powerball and 5th largest of any game in North America. Comment?
Feb 9, 2015 | via WHO-AM Des Moines
The Powerball Jackpot has hit the stratosphere. It's estimated to be $450 million by the time Wednesday night's drawing rolls around. Comment?
Feb 9, 2015 | via Hawk Eye
Lottery: No winner in $380M Powerball drawing DES MOINES - Lottery officials said no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $380 million ... Comment?
Jan 16, 2015 | via The Fairfield Ledger
An Iowa lottery worker who illegally played the lottery won a multimillion-dollar jackpot in 2010 and asked others to help him claim it, authorities said Thursday after announcing fraud charges against him. Eddie Raymond Tipton, 51, of Norwalk, has been charged with two felony counts of fraud in a case where authorities have been trying to identify the winner of the $14.3 million Hot Lotto ticket since a New York lawyer tried to claim the ticket shortly before the one-year deadline in 2011. Comment?
Jan 15, 2015 | via ABC News
Iowa officials say a lottery employee has been arrested after being identified as the mystery winner of a multimillion-dollar Hot Lotto ticket that baffled investigators for years. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said Thursday that 51-year-old Eddie Raymond Tipton, of Norwalk, faces two felony counts of fraud. Comment?
Jan 15, 2015 | via WMT-AM Cedar Rapids
The Iowa Division of criminal investigation arrested a Norwalk man for cashing a lottery ticket he was not eligible to redeem. 51 year old Eddie Ray Tipton was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with two fraud felonies. Comment?
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