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January 6, 2018
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January 7, 2018
SEASON 01 // EPISODE 01
THE LUCKY WINNER

The Largest Lottery Fraud in American History

An unclaimed, jackpot-winning Hot Lotto ticket purchased in Iowa led to a cross-continent search for the winner, the uncovering of the largest lottery fraud in American history, and the arrest of long-time lottery employee, Eddie Tipton.

Prelude: Nick Perry, a local TV celebrity in Pittsburgh, rigs the Pennsylvania lottery in a scandal known as the "Triple Six Fix".


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SOURCES

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980_Pennsylvania_Lottery_scandal
http://www.tubecityonline.com/history/perry.html
http://www.newyinzer.com/version1/issue02/n-may.html
http://www.nytimes.com/1981/02/12/us/around-the-nation-4-enter-not-guilty-pleas-in-lottery-rigging-case.html
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BI8cAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HGEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2167%2C4194472
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Lotto_fraud_scandal
https://www.lotterypost.com/news/304608
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2015/12/22/lottery-fixing-trial-prosecutor-wants-bigfoot-kept-out/77766216/
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/04/15/hot-lotto-security-director-suspected-of-tinkering-with-computer-to-win-14-3m/
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2015/12/20/des-moines-prosecutor-keeps-eye-white-collar-crime/77031686/
http://www.houstonpress.com/news/robert-clarke-rhodes-ii-of-sugar-land-helped-pull-off-the-biggest-ever-lottery-scam-9403382
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2015/07/20/hot-lotto-verdict/30411901/
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2015/12/20/des-moines-prosecutor-keeps-eye-white-collar-crime/77031686/
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2015/11/19/investigators-uncover-another-tainted-hot-lotto-jackpot/76068662/
http://www.carrollspaper.com/Content/Local-News-Archive/Local-News/Article/Young-state-prosecutor-chases-white-collar-crooks/1/1/15575
http://whotv.com/2015/07/15/shocking-testimony-from-longtime-friend-of-defendant-in-lotto-fraud-trial/
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/third-suspect-surrenders-national-lottery-rigging-scandal-n564261
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iowa-lottery-idUSKBN19E2MC?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews
https://www.lotterypost.com/news/236913
http://www.cnbc.com/2013/10/08/mystery-man-granted-immunity-in-14-million-lottery-fraud.html
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2017/06/29/tipton-pleads-guilty-iowa-lottery-rigging-scandal/438039001/
http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/public-safety/lottery-fraudster-enters-guilty-plea-faces-25-year-sentence-20170629
https://www.lotterypost.com/news/313345
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lottery-jackpot-fixing-investigation-expands-iowa/
http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/22/news/iowa-lottery-sentencing/index.html?iid=ob_homepage_deskrecommended_pool
https://www.doj.state.wi.us/sites/default/files/news-media/6.12.17_Tipton_PleaAgreement.pdf
https://www.doj.state.wi.us/sites/default/files/news-media/12.22.2016_Lottery_Charges_Complaint.pdf
https://www.iowaappeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Tipton-Appellant-Brief.pdf
http://www.iowacourts.gov/About_the_Courts/Supreme_Court/Supreme_Court_Opinions/Recent_Opinions/20170623/15-1515.pdf
http://www.nacsonline.com/Media/Member_News/Documents/LottoTFPR073015.pdf


ADDITIONAL READING

An unclaimed, jackpot-winning Hot Lotto ticket purchased in Iowa led to a cross-continent search for the winner, the uncovering of the largest lottery fraud in American history, and the arrest of long-time lottery employee, Eddie Tipton.

Prelude: Nick Perry, a local TV celebrity in Pittsburgh, rigs the Pennsylvania lottery in a scandal known as the “Triple Six Fix”.