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Minnesota will allow anonymous lottery prize claims
New law comes into effect September 1 By Kate Northrop Minnesota will join the growing list of states that allow players to claim lottery prizes anonymously when a new law goes into effect granting winners of certain big prizes the option to withhold their names from the public record. On Friday, Governor Tim Walz signed a bill into law that will allow lottery winners of prizes over $10,000 to keep their names private. The bill passed through the Minnesota Legislature unanimously and ...
May 10, 2021, 1:38 pm - Lottery News forum

Irish lawmakers look to crack down on private lotteries
New bill would prevent bookies from piggybacking on National Lottery By Kate Northrop Talks of tighter controls in the lottery and gaming industry to prevent bookies and commercial gambling operations from managing their own private lotteries are starting to ramp up in Ireland's Senate. Irish lawmakers are trying to figure out how to stop bookmakers from piggybacking and profiteering from the National Lottery, similar to how a New Jersey man illegally operated his own private lottery ba ...
Apr 27, 2021, 7:29 am - Lottery News forum

Florida considers partial lottery winner anonymity
Bill passes in the House, moves to the Senate By Kate Northrop Florida lawmakers introduced a new bill that could grant lottery winners of $250,000 or more a three-month period of anonymity before their identity is revealed to the public. A bill granting temporary anonymity to lottery winners of big prizes passed Wednesday in the House by a vote of 117 to 1. Now the measure heads to the Senate, but with little time left in the current legislative session, it is unlikely that it will bec ...
Apr 22, 2021, 9:44 am - Lottery News forum

Legislation allows Montana lottery winners to remain anonymous
The Montana Lottery sent out its first news release Friday listing major lottery prizes won this week without including the names of the winners, following a new law allowing prize winners to remain anonymous. The Legislature passed the bill last month and Gov. Greg Gianforte signed it into law on March 31. While the legislation did not have an effective date, lottery spokesperson Jennifer McKee said they followed the spirit of the legislation in only releasing the towns were the major pri ...
Apr 15, 2021, 11:42 am - Lottery News forum

Alabama Senate passes lottery, gaming legislation
Tuesday night, Alabama state senators passed a constitutional amendment, along with three companion bills, to allow a lottery to be created in the state and allow for casino-style gambling. The constitutional amendments include a comprehensive plan that incudes a simple lottery one that only allows people to buy tickets in person or online, and creates a broader system that would also allow for casino-style gambling. Senators passed the constitutional amendment 23-9. It now goes to the sta ...
Apr 14, 2021, 7:57 am - Lottery News forum

Arkansas bill would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous
Bill granting anonymity to winners of $500,000 or more passes in Senate By Kate Northrop Arkansas lottery players looking for their next big win might be granted the choice to claim their winnings anonymously after a bill protecting winners' identities passed in the Senate. On Wednesday, a bill allowing Arkansas winners of $500,000 or more the choice to remain anonymous was approved in the Senate 26-9. The bill was drafted and sponsored by Senator Larry Teague, who had previously put ...
Mar 16, 2021, 7:43 am - Lottery News forum

New lottery bill proposed in Alabama after gambling bill is rejected
No casinos, no bingo just a lottery By Kate Northrop Immediately after a gambling bill was shot down this week in the Alabama Senate, another Senator proposed a new bill that focuses solely on creating a state lottery. Senator Del Marsh originally proposed a bill that would legalize gambling in Alabama and pave the way for several casinos, a state lottery, and several other forms of gaming. After lawmakers were unable to rally enough votes to pass it, Senator Jim McClendon put forward a ...
Mar 15, 2021, 6:33 pm - Lottery News forum

New Michigan bill would allow multi-state lottery winners to remain anonymous
By Kate Northrop On Thursday, a State Representative proposed new legislature that would allow Michigan winners of multi-state games like Mega Millions and Powerball to remain anonymous when claiming a prize. Only winners of local in-state Michigan games are currently allowed to remain anonymous, but a bill introduced by Rep. Pat Outman specifies that players who win multi-state games would be able to choose to remain anonymous as well. According to a press release, the intention of the ...
Feb 14, 2021, 9:01 am - Lottery News forum

Hawaii is the latest state to take first steps of starting a lottery
Lottery bill is passed by Senate education committee By Kate Northrop A bill that advocates for the creation of a state lottery was approved by the Hawaii Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, which means that the state is one step closer to potentially operating its own lottery. Following Alabama, Hawaii is the latest state to push a lottery bill to the Senate Judiciary to further the discussion of starting a lottery that could generate additional revenue for the state. The bill ...
Feb 12, 2021, 12:11 pm - Lottery News forum

Alabama lottery and gambling bill moves to the Senate
Legislation moves one step closer to establishing a state-run lottery By Kate Northrop A lottery and casino bill put forward by Alabama Senator Del Marsh was unanimously approved this morning to move on to the full State Senate for discussion. Alabama lawmakers are so far successfully re-entering the conversation around legalizing gambling within the state, which includes the implementation of a state-run lottery that could potentially garner hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. ...
Feb 10, 2021, 2:42 pm - Lottery News forum

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