Powerball winner-turned lawmaker opposes anonymity for lottery prizewinners

Powerball winner-turned lawmaker opposes anonymity for lottery prizewinners

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A Powerball jackpot winner from Bondurant, Iowa, who was once elected to the state legislature says he would oppose efforts to let lottery winners keep nameless.

At least 9 states permit main lottery jackpot winners to stick nameless, and a few different states permit a type of anonymity by way of claiming prizes via a non-public criminal entity. Earlier this 12 months, Virginia changed into the most recent state to permit lottery winners to stay nameless — however provided that their prize is bigger than $10 million.

In Iowa, elementary data is launched about someone that wins a prize of over $600. That contains identify, town, and the volume of the winnings.

Officials say that we could folks see that actual persons are successful the prizes.

Brian and Mary Lohse gained $202 million in 2012. Brian, who’s now a state lawmaker, says it is all about transparency.

“It certainly holds us accountable to the public to do good things with it. And having that notoriety does that but it’s fading and it fades quickly. So, I don’t have a problem with it,” says Rep. Lohse.

VIDEO: Watch the interview with Brian Lohse

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Updated: April 11, 2019 — 7:12 pm

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