DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Supreme Court has agreed to review the conviction last year of a former lottery computer administrator who was accused of fixing a 2010 Hot Lotto game in Iowa.
An order filed Thursday by Chief Justice Mark Cady granted the review of Eddie Tipton’s case.
Tipton was convicted last year of tampering with lottery computers and attempting cash the $16.5 million Hot Lotto ticket.
The Iowa Court of Appeals in July threw out the attempt to cash the ticket charge but upheld computer tampering.
The Supreme Court could uphold the appeals court, reverse it and reinstate the dismissed charge or dismiss the remaining charge.
Tipton worked for the Multi-State Lottery Association which provides computers for several states.
Tipton faces a second trial next year related to games in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
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