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Virginia soon to keep lottery winnings anonymous

Just like Batman, some lottery winners have gone to pretty strange extremes to keep their identity secret, but soon big winners in Virginia could have the law to help protect their most guarded secret.

Virginia LotteryA bill passed in the Senate Friday morning, will let winners submit a notice to the Virginia Lottery stating that they do not wish to have their identity disclosed after a major win.

The 33-7 vote that needs to be approved by the House of Delegates before it comes into force will still allow lottery officials to release some information like the hometown of the winner or the amount of money that has been won.

Currently there are a few states like Maryland and South Carolina that allow you to remain as “Person X” to the public if you win big on the lottery.

Virginia is now one step closer to protecting the challenges, concerns and stresses of lottery winners who don't want everyone knocking down their door.

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