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Tipton granted delay in next trial until July

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A judge has delayed the trial for a former lottery official accused of fixing jackpots in several states.

Former Multi-State Lottery Association security director Eddie Tipton had been scheduled to stand trial Jan. 6 in Des Moines, Iowa.

But Tipton waived his right to a speedy trial last week, and his attorney asked for a delay. Judge Jeffrey Farrell last week reset the trial for July 18.

Tipton has pleaded not guilty to charges of ongoing criminal conduct and money laundering.

This is the second trial of Eddie Tipton, and it comes after officials discovered additional jackpots that may have been rigged by the former security official. (See Hot Lotto drawing cheat charged with rigging more jackpots, Lottery Post, Oct. 9, 2015.)

Prosecutors allege that he used his access to random number generators to fix jackpots in Colorado, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Kansas, and worked with associates to play winning numbers and collect prizes.

A jury in July convicted Tipton of fraud for fixing a $16.5 million Hot Lotto jackpot in Iowa.

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Posted: December 29, 2015, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

This works in the prosecution's favor. Turn over more rocks between now & his trial date and come in loaded for bear.

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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    Posted: December 29, 2015, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

    This works in the prosecution's favor. Turn over more rocks between now & his trial date and come in loaded for bear.

    Lets hope!

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      Posted: December 30, 2015, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

      He should have been locked up along time ago.

      Who is to say he still is making money somehow with someone else in the lottery cage. Lol

      Never should have gotten as far as it did.

      Where is the actual balls that used to drop

      Forget the computer crap

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        Posted: December 30, 2015, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

        He will have plenty of time to find a place to "HIDE" and funnel money to live.   There are loads of people on LP that wager.... care to make a bet that he doesn't see court next year????

        The should have denied him bail.  Flight risk.   

        But I am not a lawyer or judge.

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          Posted: December 31, 2015, 7:30 am - IP Logged

          He will have plenty of time to find a place to "HIDE" and funnel money to live.   There are loads of people on LP that wager.... care to make a bet that he doesn't see court next year????

          The should have denied him bail.  Flight risk.   

          But I am not a lawyer or judge.

          Yea that is a great point.  If he is guilty and has some of the money which they say he has he should have enough to disappear.  I am often surprised why more people don't do that? 

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            Posted: January 3, 2016, 9:52 am - IP Logged

            This is why they need to get rid of computerized games ??

            I Love Pink & Green 1908

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              Posted: January 26, 2016, 3:34 am - IP Logged

              Powerball and Mega Millions ! Balls, balls, balls! 

              I guess I can put what I was investing in computer drawings all into Powerball and Megaball. I mean Mega Millions.