Convicted lottery official faces additional charges
A former lottery official who was sentenced to 10 years for trying to rig a $14 million jackpot in Iowa is facing new charges involving large payouts from lotteries in Colorado and Wisconsin.
Edward “Eddie” Tipton was charged on Oct. 9 with ongoing criminal conduct by the Iowa attorney's general office. The Iowa Department of Public Safety said on Oct. 9 that a tip and further investigation indicated that Tipton also may have collected a jackpot in Colorado and Wisconsin.
Tipton was convicted in September on two fraud charges. The Des Moines Register reported as a lottery employee he had installed a rootkit onto drawing computers to fix the outcome.