Georgia lottery winners can run but not hide

For the first time, the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are both more than $350-million.

Some states allow lottery winners to remain anonymous but not Georgia.

Georgia law requires the Georgia Lottery to release basic information about winners, including their name, their city, the game they played and the amount they won.

The law is designed "to reinforce public confidence and the integrity of the lottery, as the public has an interest in knowing that prizes are in fact being awarded," according to the Georgia Lottery's website.

The Georgia Lottery does not require winners to participate in any additional publicity beyond what is required by law.

One way of getting around it may be to set up a corporation, partnership or trust to claim the prize.

For the first time, the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are both more than $350-million.

The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday night at 11 p.m. The jackpot is $393-million.

The next Powerball drawing is Saturday night, and the jackpot is $356-million.

According to CNBC, Allstate's data science team put odds of winning both jackpots is 1 in 75 quadrillion.

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