Poll results: More would donate 25% for lottery anonymity

Poll results: More would donate 25% for lottery anonymity

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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