New Jersey lottery generic

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Lottery winners in New Jersey will have the option to remain anonymous under a new law Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has signed.

The law directs the state lottery commission to set regulations permitting lottery players to keep their identities secret. It takes effect immediately, but it's unclear how long it would take for the regulations to be written.

New Jersey is joining a growing list of states to permit lottery winners to remain anonymous. Last year, Arizona and Virginia joined at least eight other states allowing the practice. 

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