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Governor Tim Walz signs privacy bill for lottery winners

Published: May. 7, 2021 at 1:16 PM CDT
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Governor Tim Walz signing a privacy bill for lottery winners into law.

The bill passed unanimously in both chambers and was signed into law yesterday by the governor.

It keeps a winner’s name, or the name of a winner of a second chance drawing, private if they’ve won more than 10 thousand dollars. Names could be made public if winners provide written consent.

Before lottery officials had to publicly announce a winner’s name, city, the amount won, and where they bought the ticket.

Their phone number and address can still remain private.

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