IT guy arrested for buying a winning Lotto ticket
This true story starts in 2010 with an educated man called Eddie Raymond Tipton.
Eddie was the Director of Information Security for a range of lotteries with strict company policies precluding him from purchasing a lottery ticket.
As Director of Information Security, Eddie had a better understanding of lotteries than most lottery players around the world.
Going against Company policy Eddie went into a Lottery store, picked his own numbers and won!
Knowing it was against Company policy to buy an entry, Eddie sat on this $16 million dollar win for two years, eventually being caught in a range of bad calls leading to his arrest.
Picking the winning numbers
The interesting thing here is this man who protected information for a living, didn’t have direct contact with the physical lottery ball machines but was able to view quite a range of lottery related data, such as past winning numbers, patterns etc.
A full detailed view of lottery data potentially gave Eddie more information resulting in a winning selection!
If you want to be lucky like Eddie check out our Lottery results here and maybe you can pick the winning numbers next time!