Ex-lottery security officer charged with rigging more games
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities have filed new charges against a former Iowa lottery security officer who was convicted months ago of rigging a Hot Lotto game so he could win a $14 million jackpot.
Iowa Lottery and Department of Public Safety officials announced Friday evening that Eddie Tipton was charged with ongoing criminal conduct in 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 computerized Hot Lotto game in 2010. Prosecutors say Tipton inserted a program into the computer that picks numbers and then bought tickets.
Tipton is appealing and was free on bond. He posted a $25,000 bond Friday and was released from the Polk County Jail.