Court reverses part of Iowa lottery fraud conviction

The Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed a portion of the fraud convictions of a former lottery official accused of fixing a Hot Lotto game in Iowa in 2010 but upheld a second conviction.

The court concluded there was enough evidence to convict Eddie Tipton on the charge related to tampering with lottery computers but threw out the charge related to attempting to cash the lottery ticket, saying prosecutors waited too long to file it.

The result sends the case back to district court, where the one charge will be dismissed and Tipton will be resentenced — likely to five years in prison. He was initially sentenced to 10 years but has been free while his appeal...