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Wisconsin Republicans to hold hearing on lottery privacy bill
Wisconsin Republicans are planning to take public comments on a bill that would keep lottery winners' names secret. The Legislature's Committee on State Affairs is set to hold a hearing on the measure in the state Capitol on Wednesday afternoon. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos introduced the bill in April on the same day that 24-year-old Manuel Franco of West Allis came forward to claim a $768 million Powerball prize. Franco said he started feeling paranoid as soon as he realized he had the win ...
Jul 10, 2019, 11:19 am - Lottery News forum

Wisconsin bill allowing anonymity for lottery winners heading to committee
A bill that would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous in Wisconsin will go before a State Assembly committee next week. The privacy act was introduced by Speaker Robin Vos the same day that a Milwaukee-area man claimed a $768 million Powerball prize this spring. Voss says requiring winners to be identified opens them up to possible fraud and takes away their right to privacy. Manuel Franco, a 24-year-old New Berlin man, claimed the prize back in March and during his press conference ...
Jul 8, 2019, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum

UK winner claims £123 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot anonymously
A 123 million (US$140 million) EuroMillions jackpot win has been successfully claimed by a UK ticket holder who has chosen to remain anonymous, Camelot said. The operator of the National Lottery confirmed the 123,458,008 prize won in the draw on June 11 had been validated and paid out. It is the third biggest amount ever to be won in the UK and the fourth EuroMillions jackpot win this year. Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at The National Lottery, said, What an amazing win the third ...
Jun 25, 2019, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum

Michigan man wins jackpot after following the same lottery routine for 30 years
A Michigan man who has stuck to the same lottery-playing routine for the past 30 years had his habits finally pay off when he won a $167,407 jackpot. I have been buying a seven-draw Fantasy 5 ticket at the same store every Monday for 30 years, said the lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous. When I checked the numbers the morning after the drawing and saw they matched the numbers on my ticket, I was elated. The 58-year-old player bought his winning ticket at Campbell's Party Store, ...
May 15, 2019, 8:07 am - Lottery News forum

Thinking of going off the grid after winning the lottery? Not so fast
Everyone dreams of it: having a small piece of paper with the right numbers printed on it and winning the life-changing $200 million, $700 million or $1 billion jackpot. But what happens after you win? Many winners decide to remain anonymous or at least try to but that can be difficult when many states demand that the winners of large jackpots show their faces at news conferences. At his own news conference in Madison, Wis., Manuel Franco, 24, who in a Powerball drawing last month won $768 ...
Apr 25, 2019, 3:29 pm - Lottery News forum

GOP bill would keep Wisconsin lottery winners secret
Two Republican lawmakers are introducing a bill that would allow lottery winners in Wisconsin to remain anonymous. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Rep. Gary Tauchen announced the bill Tuesday, about 40 minutes after Manuel Franco of West Allis appeared a Madison news conference to reveal he had won a $768 million Powerball jackpot, the third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. Current state law doesn't allow lottery winners to remain anonymous. Tauchen said in a news release announcing ...
Apr 24, 2019, 2:28 pm - Lottery News forum

Arizona becomes latest state to shield lottery winners' names
Arizona joined a growing number of states allowing winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous Wednesday after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation letting winners of jackpots of $100,000 or more request that their names not be made public. The move comes as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery groups' wishes to publicize winners to boost sales and show that the games are fair. Four years ago, just five states allowed anonymous winners, but the number has now g ...
Apr 18, 2019, 8:51 am - Lottery News forum

Growing number of states move to shield lottery winners
A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery groups' wishes to publicize winners to boost sales and show that the games are fair. Arizona could be the next state to join at least nine others with laws that let winners keep their names secret under a proposal headed to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. Four years ago, just five states allowed anonymous winners, and a handful of others allowe ...
Apr 14, 2019, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum

Powerball winner-turned lawmaker opposes anonymity for lottery prizewinners
Includes video report A Powerball jackpot winner from Bondurant, Iowa, who was elected to the state legislature says he would oppose efforts to let lottery winners stay anonymous. At least nine states allow major lottery jackpot winners to stay anonymous, and some other states allow a form of anonymity by claiming prizes through a private legal entity. Earlier this year, Virginia became the latest state to allow lottery winners to remain anonymous but only if their prize is greater than $1 ...
Apr 11, 2019, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum

Virginia lottery jackpot winners can stay anonymous, starting in July
A new law passed by the Virginia General Assembly and signed by the Governor prohibits the Virginia Lottery from disclosing information about big jackpot winners. The bill was unanimously passed by the House, and it passed the Senate in a vote of 34 to 5. A similar bill was introduced by Senator Lionell Spruill, Sr. who represents part of Chesapeake. Governor Ralph Northam signed the bill into law on February 27. When the bill goes into effect this summer, the Virginia Lottery will not ...
Apr 5, 2019, 7:35 pm - Lottery News forum

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