FOIC discusses lottery winner bill

Some state lawmakers are calling for a law that would allow lottery winners in Wisconsin to remain anonymous. Right now, their identity is a matter of public record.

The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council discussed the proposal when it met last week. Comments from FOIC President Bill Lueders were recently shared on this website.

During the discussion, it was pointed out that other states that have allowed for this anonymity have experienced cases of lottery fraud that were more difficult to uncover because of the anonymity.