NJ Lottery winners can now stay anonymous
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 ...
Jan 22, 2020, 6:30 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ lottery winners might soon be able to stay anonymous
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.
The measure (S2267), sponsored by state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, and Sen. Kristin Corrado, R-Passaic, would directly amend the state's lottery regulations.
Currently, the state requires the ticket holder to publicly come forward to claim thei ...
Jan 14, 2020, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland man collects second big lottery prize in two years
A Maryland Lottery player followed up a big win two years ago with a $50,000 jackpot from a scratch-off ticket.
The 52-year-old Glen Burnie man told Maryland Lottery officials he was at the Wawa convenience store in Glen Burnie on Saturday when he decided to buy some $500,000 Crossword scratch-off tickets.
The man said his first two tickets were losers, so when he got to the third ticket he decided to just scratch off the prize check area and scan it with his phone.
The ticket was a $50 ...
Nov 15, 2019, 2:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Lucky Texan just claimed biggest prize ever paid to a single player in state's lottery
A lucky Texan just won the biggest prize ever awarded to a single player in the state's lottery.
A resident in Leander, a city in the Austin metro area, claimed the $227 million jackpot prize for the Mega Millions drawing in late September, according to a lottery news release. The winner is remaining anonymous.
After taxes, the winner will take home just over $157 million.
While two other jackpots in Texas have been larger, this was the biggest prize won by a single player in the state, ...
Oct 29, 2019, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner from UK claims £170m EuroMillions jackpot
The lucky winner of Tuesday's record 170 million (US$209 million / 190 million) EuroMillions jackpot draw has come forward, the UK National Lottery has said.
Camelot, the operator of the United Kingdom National Lottery, had previously confirmed the winning ticket, worth an incredible 170,221,000, was bought somewhere in the UK.
Exactly where the ticket was purchased or whether the winner is an individual or a lottery pool will not be revealed unless the ticket-holder decides to go public.
Oct 11, 2019, 10:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Tennessee Powerball winner claims $198 million prize sold at Hendersonville market
A winner has come forward to claim the $198 million Powerball jackpot drawn on July 13, receiving the prize anonymously through a trust.
The Freedom Trust claimed the prize on Thursday at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville, according to a news release.
The winner chose to receive the lump sum amount of $128.1 million. The winning ticket was sold at Worsham's Market in Hendersonville.
For more than a century, the Worsham family has owned and operated the local landmark near ...
Aug 2, 2019, 9:06 am - Lottery News forum
Washington woman wins state's biggest lottery jackpot in a decade
A big surprise came to a woman in the small city of Brier after discovering she had won the $12.2 million Washington Lottery jackpot. The woman and her husband who wished to remain anonymous came forward Friday with the winning ticket.
We're shocked, this is an unbelievable experience, the woman said in a press release
According to a Washington Lottery press release, this is the largest the jackpot has reached in a decade.
After hearing the winning Lotto numbers announced on July 3, th ...
Jul 24, 2019, 8:47 am - Lottery News forum
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