There is a plan at the Wisconsin Capitol to give big lottery winners some anonymity.
The proposal from state Rep. William Penterman would allow anyone who winds over a million-dollars to claim their prize without having to go public. Penterman says the idea is to protect lottery winners from the people who press them for money. If lawmakers okay the plan, and the governor signs it, Wisconsin would join 18 other states that allow lottery winners to claim prizes anonymously. Currently anyone who wins more than 599 dollars has to file a lottery claim, and anyone who wins more than 50 thousand-dollars has their name announced on the lottery’s website.