News has spread just about everywhere this week that there are new developments in the investigation into that multi-million-dollar Hot Lotto® jackpot here in Des Moines that ultimately was forfeited last year.
The updates in the case are coming from the Iowa Attorney General's Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Those are the entities that launched the criminal investigation after those who’d initially claimed the jackpot later walked away from it.
Here at the lottery, we remain in contact with those conducting the investigation and continue to believe that we did the right thing. We believe we acted appropriately to protect the security and integrity of the Iowa Lottery and the millions of dollars at stake in our games.
Just where will this story that's been building since December 2010 ultimately lead? Only time will tell!