Assembly Gaming Committee releases lottery winner anonymity bill

TRENTON – The Assembly Gaming Committee unanimously passed a bill that would provide anonymity to Lottery winners for one year.

The bill, A2982, directs the State Lottery Commission to provide by regulation that lottery winners may remain anonymous for one year.

Current regulations provide that the state Lottery may use the names, addresses, prize amount and photographs of a winner. The address used does not include a street or house number. A2982 would provide exemptions from such information being disclosed.

The bill also provides exemptions from the Open Public Records Act, so such information cannot be released through that mechanism.  

David Smith of Princeton Public Affairs opposed the law, although he didn’t testify.

Assembly Gaming Committee releases lottery winner anonymity bill