Should lottery winners’ names be kept secret?
PHOENIX – When two winning tickets for a record $588 million Powerball jackpot were claimed from the Nov. 28 drawing, the world focused on the winners.
A Missouri couple appeared at a news conference and held up the traditional giant-sized check. The Arizona winner, however, skipped the news conference where lottery officials announced last month that someone had claimed the second half of the prize.
The differing approach to releasing the winners’ information reflects a broader debate that is playing out in state Legislatures and lottery offices nationwide: Should winners’ names be a secret?
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