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Winner sues Colorado lottery for millions over fixed jackpot

By RYAN J. FOLEY
Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Colorado man who split a $4.8 million lottery jackpot in 2005 has filed a lawsuit alleging that his prize should be bigger because the other two winners are linked to a nationwide conspiracy to rig drawings.

Amir Massihzadeh of Boulder filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Colorado State Lottery, alleging he should be declared the sole winner and that his $800,000 cash prize should have been tripled.

Accounting for 12 years of interest, Massihzadeh's lawsuit seeks about $4 million from the lottery for what it calls a breach of contract.

It's the latest headache for state lotteries caused by former Multi-State Lottery Association information security director Eddie Tipton, who admitted to manipulating the software they used so that he could predict winning numbers on certain days.

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