Another arrest has been made in the long-running investigation into the Hot Lotto jackpot won in December 2010 in Des Moines only to see the claim later withdrawn.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation released the latest details today, noting that a Texas man has been charged with two counts of fraud in the case. Robert C. Rhodes II of Sugar Land, Texas, was arrested last night and jailed on a $500,000 cash-only bond.
Court records in the case indicate a connection between Rhodes and the Iowa man charged in the case back in January.
We’re gratified to see the continued developments in the investigation and know that law enforcement’s thorough review is getting us closer to the answers in one of the strangest stories in the history of lotteries.