There might be few things better than winning a mega-millions lottery. Especially if you know that cashing the ticket in means opening yourself up for publicity.
But legislation from a New Jersey assemblyman would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous for up to a year.
John Burzichelli, D-Gloucester, is sponsoring a bill he says will allow state lottery winners to get used to their wealth with some privacy, according to the Bergen Record. But opponents say the bill will only delay those who seek to advantage of winners, not stop them, and that making the lottery proceedings private invites corruption.
Only Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota and Ohio give Powerball winners anonymity.