Seems like the battle between those who want lottery winners to retain the option of remaining anonymous and those who want full transparency still continues to rage. And for a time at least, lottery winners in New Hampshire will not have the option to keep their identities secret. New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan has just vetoed a bill that would have allowed lottery winners names to be shielded from public view.
While the governor is of the view that full disclosure of winners will strengthen the people’s trust in the lottery, the proponent of the bill is convinced more players wish winners are given the option to keep out of the public eye. State Rep. Herbert Richardson, say he will try to override the veto and should that fail, would bring the bill back next year.