The Docket: lottery winners could soon remain private under new bill

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The Docket: lottery winners could soon remain private under new bill

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - A bill headed to Gov. Walz’s desk this week would allow lottery winners to keep their names private.

There’s bipartisan support for the bill in the House and Senate; it passed unanimously in both chambers.

Now, the bill heads to the governor.

State law currently says that lottery officials have to publicly announce a winner’s name, city, amount won and where they bought the ticket.

Their phone number and address can still remain private.

The bill now headed to Walz’s desk would keep a winner’s name, or the name of a winner of a second chance drawing, private.

Names could be made public if winners provide written consent.

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