Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Thursday, January 26, 2012
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Statement on the Investigation Regarding the Multimillion-Dollar Winning Lottery Ticket

Des Moines, IOWA --- The Iowa Lottery Authority recently requested the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa Attorney General to investigate the circumstances surrounding the purchase and presentation of the multimillion-dollar winning lottery ticket purchased in December of 2010.

The DCI and Attorney General will continue their investigation in order to ensure the integrity of the Lottery and to determine whether those involved complied with state law.

Neither agency will comment further on the ongoing investigation.

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Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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