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Senate delays vote on shielding lottery winners

PHOENIX — The Arizona Senate has delayed a second vote on a bill allowing
lottery winners to keep their anonymity.

The Senate rejected Republican Rep. John Kavanagh’s bill on a 16-11 vote last
week and it was on the calendar for a reconsideration vote Tuesday but passed
over. The delay signals the bill may still not have the support to pass.

The House voted 51-8 in favor of the bill in February.

Kavanagh wrote House Bill 2082 after a Phoenix-area man won half of a $587
million Powerball jackpot in November. His name was released under state public
records laws.

Kavanagh says he believes making the man’s name public put him and his family
at risk and he wants to protect future winners.

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