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Bill would allow N.C. lottery winners to remain anonymous

March 4, 2015, 9:56 am ET

Lottery players in North Carolina who win big money in the games — from a Powerball jackpot to a $600 scratch-off ticket win — can't keep it a secret.

State law says the names of lottery winners and what they won are public information.

But a House bill set for a hearing Wednesday would change that, requiring confidentiality unless the winners consent to having their information released.

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Darren Jackson of Wake County, said he's concerned current technology makes it too easy to track down people's information, and that winners are being used to generate interest in the games.

New Jersey Lottery

Lottery tickets could soon be delivered to your home in N.J.

March 3, 2015, 9:01 am ET

Itching to buy a lottery ticket but can't leave the house? Have one delivered.

At least that's the idea behind a bill state Assemblyman John Burzichelli has introduced.

The measure (A4018) would allow courier services to deliver New Jersey lottery tickets throughout the state. Burzichelli (D-Gloucester) said similar services are common in Europe.

"If you're either too busy or can't get out of the house, you can make arrangements," he said.

Currently, New Jersey lottery players can buy tickets only in person. An effort to institute an online lottery in the state failed in 2011.

Massachusetts Lottery

Massachusetts Lottery to replace aging lottery terminals

February 27, 2015, 9:22 am ET

For 18 years, an unremarkable blue machine has been a fixture at corner convenience stores, its tired keys accepting millions of bets from players hoping a lucky string of numbers — a kid's birthday, an old address — will just this once bend the rules of probability and change everything.

But, with casino gambling coming to Massachusetts, the state lottery is looking to replace the 8,500 aging blue terminals and the massive computer system that processes nearly $5 billion in bets a year. Lottery officials hope the sophisticated technology in newer terminals will help them hang onto loyal customers tempted by glitzy slot machines and table games.

Powerball

N.C. Powerball lottery winner claims share of jackpot worth $188 million

February 24, 2015, 6:04 pm ET

The North Carolina woman holding one of three winning tickets for the Feb. 11 Powerball drawing has cashed in her ticket.

Mega Millions

Illinois man claims $265 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot

February 24, 2015, 5:23 pm ET

Years of playing Quick Pick tickets every day paid off for 70-year-old Jesus Davila Jr. in January when he won $265 million -- the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history.

Georgia Lottery

Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game

February 23, 2015, 11:15 am ET

The Georgia Lottery tonight is kicking off the first drawing of its latest Georgia-only lotto game: Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Cash Match.

Connecticut Lottery

CT lawmakers again seek lottery winnings from 1995 ticket

February 23, 2015, 11:01 am ET

A long-running battle to claim the winnings of a 19-year-old lottery ticket has been revived in the legislature.

New Jersey Lottery

Dozens of 'dead people' collected NJ lottery prizes last year

February 19, 2015, 4:32 pm ET

Nearly four dozen New Jersey lottery winners collected their prizes with false Social Security numbers belonging to dead people, according to an audit of the state lottery system.

Texas Lottery

Bill would allow Texas Lottery winners to pay for anonymity

February 18, 2015, 9:37 am ET

Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow big lottery winners to keep their identity a secret, but they would have to pay for that privilege.

Canada Lotto Max

$50M Canada lotto winner says he had a vision of winning numbers

February 16, 2015, 9:53 am ET

A man started playing the lottery six years ago when numbers flashed into his head, and now he is a millionaire.

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