Bill would protect privacy of lottery winners

A proposed bill in the state legislature would protect the identity of lottery winners to prevent harassment.

Current Wisconsin law doesn’t allow winners to remain anonymous.

Wisconsin FOIC President Bill Lueders said the lawmakers pushing the bill have offered no examples of the harassment they day lottery winners have experienced.

“This appears to be yet another instance in which state lawmakers are rushing to embrace secrecy out of their conviction, unsubstantiated by any evidence, that the people of Wisconsin cannot be trusted with public information,” Lueders wrote.

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