Even in states that allow the practice, the retailer may turn you down.
“Lotteries often leave the decision up to the retailers,” says Tom Tulloch, director of administration for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.
Capitalizing on the desire to keep former foibles private, mug shot sites will typically cull booking photos, which are publically available government records, and post them online.
Then, through sister sites, they will offer to scrub the Internet of the unwanted photos, in exchange for an often-hefty fee.
So you leave home without them, to riff off of American Express’ old catchphrase.