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Maryland's big lottery winners want the money, not the renown

Maryland's big lottery winners want the money, not the renown

Maryland, meet lucky lottery winners "Kathryn and Ricardo," "Nittany Lions Fan," "Ocean Pines Winner" and "The Three Amigos."

They're fabulously wealthy and largely anonymous. And they intend to keep it that way, even as most other states — including the three in which record-high Powerball tickets were recently sold — require the fortunate few to step into the public eye.

Maryland is among six states in which winners' identities may be kept private. Its rules allows wary winners to hide their faces behind oversized checks and to use creative monikers instead of names in promotional photos posted on the lottery agency's...

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