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January 16, 2014

Lottery privacy bill an early loser

Greenwood senator pledges to refile next year.

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Waltz said he understands the need to assure the public that lottery officials aren’t cheating. “But I think we have plenty of oversight mechanisms already in place to ensure that doesn’t happen,” he said.

Some people have found ways to partially skirt Indiana’s disclosure rules.

In 2012, an elderly Shelbyville woman who won $16 million hired an attorney to help protect her privacy. He set up a limited liability company on her behalf. The upfront payment was made to the company, not the winner. And it was her attorney who showed up at the press conference.

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