The security director for the Multi-State Lottery Association in Iowa has been accused of hacking the computer which picks the winning numbers.

According to prosecutors, Eddie Raymond Tipton, 51, used a USB drive to alter the program that would normally choose random digits. Tipton was reportedly caught on CCTV cameras purchasing the winning ticket that was worth $14.3 million.

While the security director never claimed the prize, according to the BBC a company in Belize tried to come forward with the ticket just hours before it was set to expire. 

Tipton denies any wrongdoing. If convicted he faces up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $7,500.