The Wisconsin state attorney general has charged a former lottery computer administrator and a friend with racketeering and theft by fraud in a Wisconsin lottery scheme. Eddie Tipton of Iowa also faces four counts of computer crime. The other man is Robert Rhodes of Texas. Allegedly, Tipton, who worked for the Multi-State Lottery Association in Iowa, modified computer data so he could pick a winning number in the December 29, 2007 Megabucks game. Rhodes and Tipton split the winning jackpot, totaling $783,257. Both men also face charges in Iowa for conspiring to fix lottery games in five states, including Wisconsin.
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