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Preliminary hearing rescheduled for Tommy Tipton in lottery rigging case

Apr 22, 2016, 9:53 am

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The latest case in a large-scale lottery rigging scheme is headed to the courtroom next week.

Tommy Tipton turned himself in earlier this month after being charged with ongoing criminal conduct.

Tommy's brother is former Multi-State Lottery Association employee Eddie Tipton, who is currently serving prison time for tampering with lottery equipment.

Police say Eddie rigged the Hot Lotto game electronically to win him a jackpot for $16 million in December of 2010.

Prosecutors recently revealed they believe his brother, Tommy, was also a key player in the scheme and possibly others outside of Iowa.

Tipton's preliminary hearing was originally set for Friday, but has now been pushed to next week.

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Timeline of the biggest crime in US lottery history

The following is a compilation of Lottery Post news coverage chronicling the Hot Lotto mystery and subsequently discovered crime.

We start the timeline with a news story indicating that only 3 months remained for the $16 million Hot Lotto jackpot to be claimed.

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