In Georgia, winners of the lottery must have their names broadcasted and published for transparency reasons. With a jackpot of the record setting $1.5 billion this can become problematic for some people.
Georgia state Senator Josh McKoon is trying to pass a bill that will allow winners to remain completely anonymous.
“We last year introduced this as a way for people who might receive a big jackpot to be able to, you know, get some anonymity and not have long lost relatives come out of the woodwork after you win a big jackpot,” McKoon told Channel 2’s Richard Elliot.
Here’s the catch, winners would have to pay 25% of the jackpot and for a $1.5 billion jackpot that would amount to $375 million. Also, here’s a fun fact even if you win the lottery, you won’t be the richest person in the state of Georgia, Arthur Blank, Ted Turner and Bernie Marcus will have more money than you.
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