- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Gov. Maggie Hassan has vetoed a bill that would have kept the names of lottery winners from being released.

Hassan said Friday the need to be transparent in how lottery money is handed out trumps the need for privacy of winners. She says the lottery is successful because of that openness.

She called the bill well-intentioned.

State Rep. Herbert Richardson, Lancaster Republican, was the measure’s primary sponsor and said that he’ll try to override the veto. Richardson says he brought the measure because jackpot winners whose names were released said they felt harassed.

He also said keeping the names private would promote out of state sales if people knew a win wouldn’t be publicized.

If the override fails, he says he’ll bring the measure back next year.

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