New Law May Spur Lottery Ticket Sales

And the holder of the $2 million-winning Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased last week in Flatwoods, West Virginia, is …

Not going to be revealed publicly. Good.

For years, big winners in the West Virginia lottery were publicized. But a new law allows anyone claiming $1 million or more to remain anonymous. The Flatwoods winner, who does not live in the Mountain State, excercised that option.

It should mean increased sales of lottery tickets, especially in counties like ours where adjacent states permit anonymity. Ohio has, for years. Lawmakers were smart to make the change, which should boost lottery revenue.

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