Henson said eight states have laws that offer lottery winners complete or partial anonymity.
Committee chairman Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, said lawmakers must weigh the privacy concerns Henson laid out against concerns the bill would reduce public transparency.
“There are pros and cons on both sides,” he said.
The Georgia First Amendment Foundation has raised transparency conerns.
The bill would require winners seeking anonymity to give up to 4 percent of their winnings to the state for officials to manage open records requests and other costs to maintain confidentiality.
Lottery proceeds help fund the state’s HOPE college scholarship program.