The chief executive of the Iowa Lottery has moved to reassure players that its games are fair after it emerged that the trial of a former information security director, accused of rigging a $14.3m draw, has been rescheduled for July.

Iowa Lottery chief executive Terry Rich said that he could not discuss the facts of the case in order to avoid prejudicing the outcome of the trial, but explained that the lottery had implemented “extensive” security procedures for lottery draws. The case of Eddie Tipton, however, showed that the lottery has to “continually sharpen [its] skills and oversight,” he added.

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