Legislation that would give Missouri Lottery winners the OPTION of not having their names published by the Lottery has been heard by a House committee. The bill sponsor, Florissant State Representative Jay Mosley, tells Missourinet it’s a safety issue.
You would be able to keep your identity secret if you win the Missouri Lottery, under a bill heard Monday by the House General Laws Committee. Mosley’s bill would give lottery winners the option of anonymity. Mosley says eight states already allow it.
Mosley emphasizes that winners could still have their names published under his bill IF they choose to.
Under the bill, “publish” means issuing information or material to the public in printed or electronic form. The bill, which has bipartisan support, passed unanimously in committee in 2019.