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updated 12:34 PM UTC, Sep 22, 2019

Hearing On Keeping Lottery Winner Names A Secret Set For Next Week

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

The Wisconsin Assembly Committee on State Affairs will hold a hearing next Wednesday on whether the names of lottery winners should be kept secret.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos introduced the bill in April at the same time 24-year-old Manuel Franco claimed a 768-million-dollar Powerball jackpot. Franco told reporters he began feeling paranoid as soon as he realized his ticket was the winner. Vos says forcing lottery winners to reveal their names exposes them to fraud and harassment.

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