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Iowa Lottery releases names of 'Shipping 20' Powerball winners

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mediabrat's avatar - 18z0typ
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Posted: July 7, 2012, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

Yeah,I wonder how they'll feel about soaking the rich after they win a jackpot and the feds come in & confiscate 75% of their winnings.

Oh goody, the paranoid delusionals have come out to play again.  Roll Eyes

States do not win the lottery.  PEOPLE win the lottery.

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    Posted: July 7, 2012, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

    Interesting.  I wonder why their attorney didn't push forward with filing an injunction; maybe he told them they couldn't win & they just said "eff it!"?  Too bad; this could have been a trend setting case that prevented states from exposing winners to all the creeps, weirdos & scum that a lottery win attracts.  There's got to be some lawyer somewhere who could argue about the safety of the winners being more important than the state forcing them to become public figures...

    "I wonder why their attorney didn't push forward with filing an injunction"

    Because the "shipping 20" would have to go to court and prove why the injunction should be permanent and by doing so their names would be reveled.

    "Too bad; this could have been a trend setting case that prevented states from exposing winners to all the creeps, weirdos & scum that a lottery win attracts."

    Iowa has an open public records law and and though highly unlikely, even if the Iowa Supreme Court found that law unconstitutional it would have zero effect on any other state lottery. What about the creeps, weirdos, and scum that continue to draw public assistance after winning a large jackpot; should they be given anonymity so they can keep on collecting benefits?

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      Posted: July 7, 2012, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

      "I wonder why their attorney didn't push forward with filing an injunction"

      Because the "shipping 20" would have to go to court and prove why the injunction should be permanent and by doing so their names would be reveled.

      "Too bad; this could have been a trend setting case that prevented states from exposing winners to all the creeps, weirdos & scum that a lottery win attracts."

      Iowa has an open public records law and and though highly unlikely, even if the Iowa Supreme Court found that law unconstitutional it would have zero effect on any other state lottery. What about the creeps, weirdos, and scum that continue to draw public assistance after winning a large jackpot; should they be given anonymity so they can keep on collecting benefits?

      Really it comes down to economics..they didn't want to paythe  two million or so dollars it would cost..Green laugh

       

      Lawyers have to get theirs..

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      You never know when you will get another hit.

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        Posted: July 7, 2012, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

        NC requires the winner's name and city & state be published.  The lottery also asks for a picture.  The exception is if you have a protective order in place.  I'm having my attorney use the system, to my advantage, to get a protection order and the lottery can pay me for a picture to market their game when I win...

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          Posted: July 7, 2012, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

          Interesting.  I wonder why their attorney didn't push forward with filing an injunction; maybe he told them they couldn't win & they just said "eff it!"?  Too bad; this could have been a trend setting case that prevented states from exposing winners to all the creeps, weirdos & scum that a lottery win attracts.  There's got to be some lawyer somewhere who could argue about the safety of the winners being more important than the state forcing them to become public figures...

          I think the attorney told them it was a long shot and would take a lot of $ to fight it. You can always find an attorney to argue anything (belief in a "colorable" claim) but honest ones are upfront about things being a long shot and a long fight...and there seems to be little to no precedent there to justify a safety claim.  Until more than a few lottery winners get tracked down and killed or injured by a nut (and a direct tie in to their name and address being public info), there is not going to be a real issue of protecting these winners. Wealth is attracting the weirdos, not the lottery per se.

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            Posted: July 7, 2012, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

            NC requires the winner's name and city & state be published.  The lottery also asks for a picture.  The exception is if you have a protective order in place.  I'm having my attorney use the system, to my advantage, to get a protection order and the lottery can pay me for a picture to market their game when I win...

            The exception is if you have a protective order in place.  I'm having my attorney use the system, to my advantage, to get a protection order and the lottery can pay me for a picture to market their game when I win...

            willis

            Rooster, I don't understand what kind of "order of protection" you need? And how is your lawyer able to get you one out of the blue (and who do you need protection from)? Why would you sell your picture to the lottery?

            Your comment is interesting and I'm ignorant. Thanks! Smile

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              Posted: July 8, 2012, 12:35 am - IP Logged

              "I wonder why their attorney didn't push forward with filing an injunction"

              Because the "shipping 20" would have to go to court and prove why the injunction should be permanent and by doing so their names would be reveled.

              "Too bad; this could have been a trend setting case that prevented states from exposing winners to all the creeps, weirdos & scum that a lottery win attracts."

              Iowa has an open public records law and and though highly unlikely, even if the Iowa Supreme Court found that law unconstitutional it would have zero effect on any other state lottery. What about the creeps, weirdos, and scum that continue to draw public assistance after winning a large jackpot; should they be given anonymity so they can keep on collecting benefits?

              An Iowa decision allowing for lottery winners to retain their anonymity may not have an immediate effect on any other state lottery, but it could be used in future court cases as precedent.  It would be a piecemeal effort lasting many years -- basically, any time a winner is adamant enough about remaining anonymous that they're willing to sue their state -- but it could happen.  Emphasis on "could"; standard IANAL disclaimer applies.

              States do not win the lottery.  PEOPLE win the lottery.

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                Posted: July 8, 2012, 12:35 am - IP Logged

                Because I actually understand economics, and I know that economic growth starts at the top!

                Petty jealousy of the wealthy is childish!

                Actual Economic History proves that slashing taxes gives us enormous economic growth and prosperity. That is how the Wilson Depression was ended by Secretary Mellon!

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                 Uh, what's with the flag?


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                  Posted: July 8, 2012, 3:25 am - IP Logged

                  NC requires the winner's name and city & state be published.  The lottery also asks for a picture.  The exception is if you have a protective order in place.  I'm having my attorney use the system, to my advantage, to get a protection order and the lottery can pay me for a picture to market their game when I win...

                  I'll get myself a protective order also, for when I win. The state can have my picture for $500,000, direct deposit wired to my checking account.    Yes Nod

                  Thanks for the tip rooster, now everyone can claim protective orders when they win. Who needs to win the lottery? Just pay us for our mug.  Razz   LOL

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                     Uh, what's with the flag?

                    Uh, he probably didn't realize that the flag offends you.

                    Or, like me, he doesn't care if it offends you.

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                      lol....Seriously though, if something is a news worthy story in a public setting (and not used for a book or something else for profit or artwork belonging to you or being licensed on products) there is typically a right to use your image...no reasonable expectation of privacy.  If a news photographer snaps a picture of you running from a catastrophe, they can use the image in a story without a release as well (as long as you not portrayed in a false light..."Here is John running from a fire that he started.") 

                      Now if they want to use that image in a book, a work of art, etc. then they need your written permission (and if it is on products for sale like mugs, t-shirts, then you are absolutely entitled to licensing royalties).  I have had my own artwork images used in books and magazines (with my advance permission and a written release) but the standard in the industy in zero royalties for these matters (most artists are just thrillled to have their work selected).

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                        Posted: July 8, 2012, 10:53 am - IP Logged

                        Uh, he probably didn't realize that the flag offends you.

                        Or, like me, he doesn't care if it offends you.

                        God Bless America!

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                         No. Not offending. Just out of place.

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                           No. Not offending. Just out of place.

                          That got me to wondering. When or why would our flag ever be out of place? If that's the case, why fly the flag anywhere?

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                            That got me to wondering. When or why would our flag ever be out of place? If that's the case, why fly the flag anywhere?

                            Perhaps in a communist or dictatorship country, our flag might be out of place?   Roll Eyes       US Flag

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                              Posted: July 8, 2012, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                              Perhaps in a communist or dictatorship country, our flag might be out of place?   Roll Eyes       US Flag

                              My reference would be the US. I personally don't care about communist or dictatorship countries. Guess I should have made that clearer. I understand that there are members on LP from other countries. LP was founded and is owned by an American in the US. My loyalties lie with the USA. Hence, my original post.

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