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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
March 21, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Additional Arrest Made in Hot Lotto Ticket Investigation

Des Moines, IOWA – The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), along with the Iowa Attorney General’s Office have filed additional charges in the Hot Lotto Ticket Investigation.

Robert Clark Rhodes II, 46, of Sugar Land, Texas, has been charged with two counts of Fraud, Iowa Code 99G.36(1) and Iowa Code 99G.36(2), which are Class D Felonies.

Iowa authorities received assistance from Texas Lottery Enforcement officials in the arrest of Rhodes in Texas last night, March 20, 2015. He is currently being held in the Fort Bend County Jail on a $500,000 cash-only bond and is awaiting extradition proceedings to bring him back to Iowa.

This investigation is on-going by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office with cooperation from the Iowa Lottery.


No further information will be released at this time.

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

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