Lottery fraudster accused of rigging more games
Published 10/10/2015 | 04:21
Authorities in Iowa have brought new charges against a former lottery security officer who rigged a game so he could win a 14 million-dollar (£9m) jackpot.
Iowa Lottery and Department of Public Safety said Eddie Tipton had been charged with ongoing criminal conduct over the tampering of lottery equipment so his brother and a friend could win prizes in Colorado and Wisconsin.
A jury convicted Tipton in July of two counts of fraud for rigging a computerised Hot Lotto game in 2010. Prosecutors say he inserted a programme into the computer that picks numbers and then bought tickets.
Tipton, 52, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison but is appealing, posted a 25,000-dollar (£16,300) bail bond and was released from Polk County Jail.