Anonymous Lottery States

Winning a lottery jackpot changes a person’s life in a myriad of ways. They suddenly have more money than they could have ever dreamed, and they gain a lot of public attention—most of the time. In some places within the United States, a person who has won the mega millions lottery can choose to remain anonymous. But why would they want to? 

In various states, public disclosure laws apply to many circumstances, including to instances where an individual has won the lottery. In spite of that, there are many states who are only willing to protect the identity of the lottery winner up to ninety days, so that after that time has elapsed, information regarding the circumstances of the jackpot are made publicly available for any third party to obtain and review. This information may include a winner’s name, city of residence, the winning date, the game played in order to win, and the jackpot amount that was won.

Other states are very strict regarding the confidentiality of the recipient of major lottery winnings. Some states go so far as to only disclose the winner’s identity with written permission, and still others have laws that mandate a winner’s information cannot be publicly disclosed at all. On the other hand, certain states only allow winners of a predetermined quantity of money to remain anonymous, and the sum varies greatly depending on what state you are in. 

To learn more about anonymous lottery winners, scroll the data in the charts.

Anonymous Lottery Status by State

Alabama

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No

Alaska

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No

Arizona

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Yes

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14

#9 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

5%

#19 in the US

Arkansas

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No

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1

#38 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

7%

#37 in the US

California

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No

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11

#11 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

0%

#1 in the US

Colorado

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No

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3

#32 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

4%

#12 in the US

Connecticut

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No

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9

#17 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

6.99%

#30 in the US

Delaware

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Yes

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10

#15 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

0%

#2 in the US

Florida

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Yes

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16

#8 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

0%

#3 in the US

Georgia

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Yes

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6

#22 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

5.75%

#20 in the US

Hawaii

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No

Idaho

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No

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5

#26 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

6.93%

#31 in the US

Illinois

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No

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2

#36 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

4.95%

#13 in the US

Indiana

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No

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39

#1 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

3.23%

#10 in the US

Iowa

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No

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9

#18 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

5%

#21 in the US

Kansas

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Yes

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11

#12 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

5%

#22 in the US

Kentucky

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No

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18

#5 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

5%

#23 in the US

Louisiana

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No

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17

#7 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

5%

#24 in the US

Maine

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No

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0

#42 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

5%

#25 in the US

Maryland

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Yes

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3

#33 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

8.75%

#41 in the US

Massachusetts

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No

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6

#23 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

5%

#26 in the US

Michigan

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No

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5

#27 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

4.25%

#14 in the US

Minnesota

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Yes

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22

#3 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

7.25%

#38 in the US

Mississippi

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Yes

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0

#43 in the US

Missouri

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Yes

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31

#2 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

4%

#15 in the US

Montana

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Yes

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4

#30 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

6.9%

#32 in the US

Nebraska

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No

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10

#16 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

5%

#27 in the US

Nevada

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No

New Hampshire

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No

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11

#13 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

6%

#33 in the US

New Jersey

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Yes

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11

#14 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

8%

#42 in the US

New Mexico

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No

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5

#28 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

6%

#34 in the US

New York

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No

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12

#10 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

8.82%

#43 in the US

North Carolina

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No

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6

#24 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

5.45%

#28 in the US

North Dakota

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Yes

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0

#44 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

2.9%

#9 in the US

Ohio

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Yes

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3

#34 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

4%

#16 in the US

Oklahoma

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No

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4

#31 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

4%

#17 in the US

Oregon

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No

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5

#29 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

8%

#44 in the US

Pennsylvania

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No

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18

#6 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

3.07%

#11 in the US

Rhode Island

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No

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8

#20 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

5.99%

#29 in the US

South Carolina

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Yes

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6

#25 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

7%

#39 in the US

South Dakota

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No

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3

#35 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

0%

#4 in the US

Tennessee

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No

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7

#21 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

0%

#5 in the US

Texas

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Yes

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2

#37 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

0%

#6 in the US

Utah

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No

Vermont

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No

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1

#39 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

6%

#35 in the US

Virginia

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Yes

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1

#40 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

4%

#18 in the US

Washington

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No

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1

#41 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

0%

#7 in the US

West Virginia

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Yes

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9

#19 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

6.5%

#36 in the US

Wisconsin

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No

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19

#4 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

7.65%

#40 in the US

Wyoming

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No

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0

#45 in the US

LOTTERY TAX RATEhelp

0%

#8 in the US

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