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Monday, November 26, 2012
Someone’s life could change on Nov. 28 when the $425 million Powerball is drawn. If the lucky winner lives in New Jersey, should he or she get to remain anonymous, at least for a while? A local assemblyman thinks so, The (Bergen) Record reports. Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem) is proposing a bill to keep lottery winners’ names private for a year. Lottery winners’ names and contact information are public and for-profit companies make about 70 requests annually for that information, The Record says. Burzichelli says his bill would give lottery winners some breathing room from firms eager to offer financial advice (for a fee, of course) and even from long-lost relatives and friends who suddenly need financial help from the …
Two weeks after his avid lottery-playing grandmother died, a 19-year-old Moorestown High School grad won $1 million on a scratch-off ticket.
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- Rob Scott
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY -- I tend not to put much stock in things like fate or superstition. But the story of Moorestown, NJ's 19-year-old $1 million lottery winner may have just made a believer out of me. Though he and his family have chosen to remain anonymous, the young man’s mother shared her incredibly lucky son’s story with Patch. The winner, R.F., a 2011 Moorestown High School graduate, used to play scratch-offs with his grandmother growing up. She’d go to the store, pick up a few and have her grandson scratch them off. If she won even a couple dollars, she’d walk back to the store, buy more and repeat. But she never won anything more than a few dollars, said R.F.’s mother, A.F. R.F.’s grandmother passed away on Sept. 12. A.F. described…