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NJ Lottery winners can now stay anonymous

Jan 22, 2020, 6:30 pm

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TRENTON, N.J. — 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.

The New Jersey law's sponsors say the bill is aimed at addressing what they called the "lottery curse."

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney said in a statement that the curse amounts to harassment and threats that can happen after winners' identities become public.

"The winners should have the option of remaining anonymous if they want to stay out of the limelight and away from unwanted attention," Sweeney said.

New Jersey's bill passed the Legislature unanimously. Opponents argue requiring winners' names to be public promotes transparency.

Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas permit also permit anonymity, and many others have varying procedures and loopholes that lottery winners can exploit to at least partially hide their identities.

Lottery Post actively maintains a description of lottery winner anonymity options by state.

AP, Lottery Post Staff

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Artist77's avatar - batman14

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Yea!!! I will add that to the anonymity update this weekend.

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

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    NJ is one of states where there are lot of jackpot winners...(MM/PB)

    This is the first state among those to be granted this

    Other most winners are from NY,FL,CA,MI and may be mor wouldn’t mind seeing the stats 

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      2 the day when all lottery states pass such a bill jejejeje

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        2 the day when all lottery states pass such a bill jejejeje

        Amen.

        Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

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          Yea!!! I will add that to the anonymity update this weekend.

          Already done!

           

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          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
          Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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            Update for Mississippi:

             

            In accordance with the Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Law, the Mississippi Lottery will not disclose the identity of the person holding a winning lottery ticket without that person's written permission.

            (https://www.mslotteryhome.com/players/faqs/)

             

            BTW, PB and MM sales start in MS one week from tomorrow (Thurs)!

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              GOOD FOR YOU N.J. !!!!!!!   

              Outstanding job on having a desire to protect your lottery winners.

              Integrity: There is just no substitute.

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                Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Jackpot Winners in NJ can Now Choose to Remain Anonymous! Cheers

                A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                  Update for Mississippi:

                   

                  In accordance with the Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Law, the Mississippi Lottery will not disclose the identity of the person holding a winning lottery ticket without that person's written permission.

                  (https://www.mslotteryhome.com/players/faqs/)

                   

                  BTW, PB and MM sales start in MS one week from tomorrow (Thurs)!

                  Be aware of beginner's luck!!  If Mississippi scores a huge jackpot than the media will be all over the winner or winners.

                   good luck to all LP Members!!

                   "We are all in this together!" 

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                    I'm just trying to lottery from Myanmar and I don't know how to do this check numbers

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                      New Jersey's bill passed the Legislature unanimously. Opponents argue requiring winners' names to be public promotes transparency.

                      And the Legislature agreed 100. Good for NJ!

                      Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again

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                         A victory for the players and their families to enjoy their winning!!!

                        Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just having money or things. G.

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                          May the GAMES begin !

                          Sometimes it's extremely difficult if not practically impossible to get people to disregard the smoke and mirrors.  Instead, they seem to enjoy the ride down the proverbial Garden Path....... helpless to extricate themselves from being totally deceived by known forces in their midst who would argue that they have come here for the sole purpose of helping people. These forces would also argue that they have a winning MIRACLE system; that is, until asked to post numbers before the drawingThud                                                                                                                                       

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                            Great news .Waaay to go New Jersey to protect your lottery winners.

                            New York the lottery got them going thru hoops to file LLC to remain anonymous.