Transcript for Lottery Worker Allegedly Fixed Jackpots in Multiple States
this morning. A computer expert accused of stealing one big jackpot is under investigation in dozens of states. Linzie Janis has the details. Reporter: The lottery industry insider already convicted of rigging one Iowa drawing. We, the jury, find the defendant, Edward Tipton, guilty of fraud. Reporter: A former security director working for the multistate lottery association may have had access to lottery games in as many as 37 states. Investigators say Tipton installed secret software on the machines that randomly generate winning lotto Numbers. So he would have the wing difficults in advance. We're looking into any jackpots that could be associa associated with Eddie Tipton. Reporter: His attorney says there's no evidence that Mr. Tipton did anything to tamper with any of the computers. This video shows him in 2010 making his first big mistake. Purchasing a winning ticket himself, worth $16.5 million. When someone else tried to collect it, the scam was discovered. He's currently out on bail pending an appeal. For "Good morning America," Linzie Janis, ABC news, new York.
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