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Poll results: More would donate 25% for lottery anonymity

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The majority of responders to a WALB Twitter poll said they would donate 25 percent of their lottery winnings to remain anonymous.

The poll garnered 59 responses of either yes, no, or depends on amount, with 49 percent saying they would donate.

The results come after consideration of a bill by Georgia lawmakers that would allow winners to keep their anonymity if they donate the percentage to the state's Lottery for Education Account or other tax exempt organizations.

MORE: See the poll results on Twitter

As the Powerball lottery jackpot continues to increase to new record highs, the thought of paying for discretion might be more appealing to players.

The estimated Powerball jackpot remained at $1.5 billion Wednesday morning.

Overall, lottery anonymity isn't easy to come by in the U.S.

Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, as well as in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Only six states- Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and South Carolina still allow winners to remain anonymous.

The Powerball jackpot began rolling Nov. 7 and has rolled 19 times.

Wednesday's drawing is set for 11 p.m. Eastern.

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  • WALB Online Poll

  • What would you do if you won the $1.5 billion Powerball?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Pay off debt
    42%
    4074 votes
    Buy house/car
    16%
    1539 votes
    Buy plane/yacht
    1%
    122 votes
    Donate to charity
    15%
    1502 votes
    Save or invest
    14%
    1420 votes
    Buy an island and create my own country
    6%
    587 votes
    Run for president
    1%
    54 votes
    Swim in gold like Scrooge McDuck
    3%
    320 votes
    Vegas, baby!
    2%
    235 votes
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