There has been some discussion among lawmakers in Michigan and New Jersey proposing bills to allow lottery winners to remain anonymous. I agree that these measures would help protect the winners from falling prey to scams, shady business deals, greedy people and violence. On the other hand, the general public may become skeptical of the entire process and doubt the existence of the actual winners. As with a lot of things in life, there is a potential risk in winning the lottery. I think the public deserves to know the names of lottery winners. After all, it’s the public’s money funding the lottery.
I’m with you on public disclosure of lottery winners and keeping the system transparent. Enjoying your blog by the way!