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NJ Lottery winners can now stay anonymous

January 22, 2020, 6:30 pm ET

Lottery tasked with developing the specifics of how it will work

Lottery winners in New Jersey will have the option to remain anonymous under a new law Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday.

The law directs the state lottery commission to set regulations permitting lottery players to keep their identities secret.

It takes effect immediately, but it's unclear how long it would take for the regulations to be written.

New Jersey is joining a growing list of states to permit lottery winners to remain anonymous. Last year, Arizona and Virginia joined at least eight other states allowing the practice.

Texas Lottery

Texas Lottery to expand ticket sales at checkout lanes

January 21, 2020, 9:36 am ET

Charlie Thomas, a home health care provider who also scrubs floors in the evening, says he buys lottery tickets "every time I get a paycheck."

Thomas, 55, has been playing the Texas Lottery for two decades. His "fortune hunting" takes a $30 bite out of his weekly pay, but he's won about $1,000 over the years. His most recent good fortune was a $100 win on a bingo lottery ticket.

He was less lucky one day last month: The $2 scratch-off he bought at an East Austin convenience store came up empty. But he wasn't discouraged.

"I don't want to be rich," Thomas said. "I'd be satisfied with $40,000 — just enough to buy a double-wide, an acre of land, an old truck and pay my bills."

Oregon Lottery

Oregon man claims $8M lottery jackpot after accidentally putting winning ticket through the wash

January 17, 2020, 8:23 pm ET

Laundry day got very exciting for an Oregon man who accidentally washed his wallet, with a Megabucks ticket worth $8.4 million inside. Fortunately, it survived, even though two less-valuable tickets didn't.

"I washed my wallet — and then realized I had lottery tickets in there," said Scott Moe of Portland, who won the prize. "A couple of the tickets were destroyed, but not the jackpot ticket."

Moe was piecing together his laundered lottery tickets right before bed, and after utilizing the lottery's ticket-scanning app for the first time and...

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

Credit risk manager claims record $70 million Lotto Max jackpot

January 16, 2020, 8:30 am ET

A Canadian man is $70 million (US$53.7 million) richer after winning a record-breaking Lotto Max lottery jackpot in the Greater Toronto Area.

New Jersey Lottery

NJ lottery winners might soon be able to stay anonymous

January 14, 2020, 9:09 am ET

Big jackpot winners and lucky scratch-off ticket holders in New Jersey are one step closer to keeping their winnings a secret after the state Assembly passed a bill that would shield the identity of lottery winners in the state.

UK National Lottery

UK National Lottery hacker jailed for nine months

January 13, 2020, 10:22 am ET

A cyber-criminal has been jailed for nine months for committing offenses against the United Kingdom National Lottery.

New Jersey Lottery

NJ Lottery kicks off 50th anniversary with mall event

January 10, 2020, 12:17 pm ET

The New Jersey Lottery, one of the largest lotteries and the third-oldest in the United States, kicked off a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary Thursday with a heavily-attended event at a mall in central New Jersey.

UK National Lottery

One of the UK's first lottery millionaires reveals how she's lived off her $3.5 million win

January 8, 2020, 8:07 am ET

Next week will mark a quarter of a century since the first National Lottery draw and to mark it, we have tracked down one of the first batch of millionaires it created.

Mississippi Lottery

Mississippi men tried cashing in lottery ticket after gluing on the winning numbers, officials say

January 7, 2020, 7:12 am ET

Two men in Mississippi wanted to claim a $100,000 lottery prizes so bad, they glued the winning numbers onto a losing ticket, authorities said.

Canada Lotto Max

Canada's Lotto Max jackpot sets game record

January 6, 2020, 1:33 pm ET

In the first days of the new year, records are already being broken in Lotto Max, one of Canada's nationwide lottery games.

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