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2021-2022 Regular Session

Powerball, other lottery winners can keep names private

Someone who wins a lottery game with a cash payment exceeding $10,000 will be able to keep their name private. The same is true of a second chance drawing winner.

Sponsored by Rep. Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn (DFL-Eden Prairie) and Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake), a new law adds to state statute that allows lottery officials to not disclose a winner’s phone number and address.

A winner's city of residence, prize amount and where the ticket was purchased remains public information.

According to the law, “The name of the winner of a lottery prize … may be made public if the winner provides written consent after the director has informed the winner of the director's intended use of the winner's name.”

The law takes effect Sept. 1, 2021.

HF832/SF151*/CH15


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SF0151* / HF0832 / CH15
House Chief Author: Kotyza-Witthuhn
Senate Chief Author: Kiffmeyer
Effective Dates: See chapter summary in the file link above.
* The legislative bill marked with an asterisk denotes the file submitted to the governor.