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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
January 15, 2015 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Iowa DCI Makes Arrest in Hot Lotto Ticket Investigation

Des Moines, IOWA – The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), along with the Iowa Attorney General’s Office have filed charges and have made an arrest in the Hot Lotto Ticket Investigation.

Eddie Raymond Tipton, 51, of Norwalk, Iowa, has been charged with two counts of Fraud Iowa Code 99G.36(1) and Iowa Code 99G.36(2), which are Class D Felonies.

DCI Agents arrested Mr. Tipton this afternoon. He is currently being held in the Polk County Jail on $10,000 cash-only bond.

This investigation is on-going by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office with cooperation from the Iowa Lottery.

Video of Press Conference Part 1

Video of Press Conference Part 2

Complaint & Affidavit

Iowa Lottery Statement

Any further questions can be directed to Alex Murphy, DCI Spokesman, Commissioner's Office, Iowa Department of Public Safety at (515) 443-3014.

It should be noted that a criminal charge is merely an accusation and all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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