A lottery industry insider installs undetectable software giving him advance knowledge of winning numbers, then enlists accomplices to play those numbers and collect the jackpots.

Eddie Tipton, the former security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association, reportedly installed software code to be able to know winning numbers.

playhugelottos.com 390-lottery-0415Eddie was convicted of rigging the $16.5m jackpot in Iowa in 2015. At the moment, he is awaiting trial in four other states. The lottery security director was charged after being identified on the surveillance footage of a person buying the winning ticket for a $16.5m jackpot in 2010. Tipton, who had unparalleled access to lottery software, was identified on the footage by his colleagues.

Prosecutors say Tipton installed software known as a root kit that enabled him to manipulate numbers without a trace. What tripped him up, investigators say, was his decision to buy the winning ticket himself at a service station near the headquarters of the association, whose workers are prohibited from trying their luck.

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