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NJ bill aims to protect lottery winners' identity

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Posted: September 7, 2012, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

Having said all these, I do suspect, however that no one at the Lottery Post, friends or enemies would want to see you gone, not even those, that tend to, or practice frequent disagreements with you.

Careful, there are some here who may adamantly and strongly disagree with you on that point.


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    Hello mcginnin56,

    It appears that you have been spending quite a bit of time, in some areas of the Old Testament from paragraph 3 of your above post viz:

    "If your fear your friends and relatives will kill you for your money, kill them first. Problem solved."

    LOL

    Although the risk of  going out in a concrete slab is a harmless condition, because it is just that - a Risk and until it is upgraded into the reality that makes us all quiver, it remains a harmless consideration.

    The acts of playing the lottery, if I may say so, are mostly harmless.

    Having said all these, I do suspect, however that no one at the Lottery Post, friends or enemies would want to see you gone, not even those, that tend to, or practice frequent disagreements with you.

    And so, I say that, it is my opinion, that, a fulfilled risk of going out in a concrete slab is a terminal act, that would also terminate all your rights to continuity, and further existence on planet earth, and it is not a prayer that is worth setting and advancing, as a preferred choice over, and above playing the lottery.

    I'll still risk the concrete slab.

     

    Some things have to be worth dieing for.   Dead

     

    I just hope the slab doesn't irritate my skin to much?

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      Posted: September 7, 2012, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

      I'll still risk the concrete slab.

       

      Some things have to be worth dieing for.   Dead

       

      I just hope the slab doesn't irritate my skin to much?

      Crazy


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        Posted: September 7, 2012, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

        Having said all these, I do suspect, however that no one at the Lottery Post, friends or enemies would want to see you gone, not even those, that tend to, or practice frequent disagreements with you.

        Careful, there are some here who may adamantly and strongly disagree with you on that point.

        You can say that again. I've had a few death threats already via PM's.

        Oh well, so much for friends.   Jester Laugh

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          Posted: September 7, 2012, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

          You can say that again. I've had a few death threats already via PM's.

          Oh well, so much for friends.   Jester Laugh

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            Posted: September 8, 2012, 12:42 am - IP Logged

            What Happens in the UK!

            One of the most important decisions for new winners to make is whether to opt to go public or remain anonymous. If a winner decides to talk publicly about their win, the UK Lottery will organise a press conference and handle all media interest on their behalf, removing the anxiety that can accompany talking about a big win.

            If they have requested to remain anonymous, the UK Lottery takes its obligations and duty of care to protect winners’ privacy very seriously. Unless a winner agrees to take full publicity and signs an agreement to that effect, no information about them can be released by the UK Lottery into the public domain.

            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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              Posted: September 8, 2012, 6:53 am - IP Logged

              I like FL's stance.  They release name and city, no photo required.  Unless you have an extremely rare name this system is fine.

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                Posted: September 8, 2012, 8:59 am - IP Logged

                I agree with the idea of protecting the winners identity, give them the option of remaing silent or being potentially targeted. No person(s) should suffer because of having won a large windfall of money. At what point  does the publics right to know stop ? You provide a valid ID and a valid ticket to claim the prize to prove you have a legal right to it. I shouldn't have to provide it to every Tom, Dick and Harriet because they want to know about me or my life. We trust the lottery system to be run fairly, handle millions or billions of dollars a year but we don't trust them when it comes to checking identification ?? Really ? REALLY ??  Whats next ? Mandatory samples of your DNA made for public inspection as well ?  Kudos to some representative who wants to keep peoples private affair just that...Private !!!  Thumbs Up

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                  Posted: September 8, 2012, 8:00 pm - IP Logged

                  WAIT...... thousands were killed or kidnapped??? Is any winner safe???

                  yes, ronnie i will rephrase, 2 paltry winners were killed or kidnapped out of thousands and thousands of lottery winners in the last 30+ years or so. they overtrusted (is that a correct word) a friend or relative who betrayed them. just living in arizona and fending off illegal aliens is far more hazardous than winning a lottery so beware.

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                    Posted: September 9, 2012, 9:41 am - IP Logged

                    Very good idea everyone needs time to adjust to their new life without everyone knocking on their door.I Agree!

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                      Posted: September 10, 2012, 1:35 am - IP Logged

                      Very good idea everyone needs time to adjust to their new life without everyone knocking on their door.I Agree!

                      Don't the lotteries give you 6 to 12 months to claim the prize? If that's not enough time to relocate your door you need to worry about yourself instead of worrying about other people.

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                        Posted: September 11, 2012, 1:42 am - IP Logged

                        Can anyone explain to me what they mean by a year?

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                          Posted: September 11, 2012, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

                          Can anyone explain to me what they mean by a year?

                          In most places it's about 365 days.

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                            Posted: October 11, 2012, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

                            I dredged this up cause of the anonymous delaware winner story.

                            Anyone heard any more on this ?

                            It's not on nj lottery website.

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                              Posted: October 11, 2012, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

                              I dredged this up cause of the anonymous delaware winner story.

                              Anyone heard any more on this ?

                              It's not on nj lottery website.

                              I just found out that this law passed just a few hours ago.

                              But still no details about when it's effective.

                              One thing I did notice is that it said 1 year from the win,

                              so I guess that means if you wait 6 mos. to claim, you'll only get 6 mos. of anonymity,

                              again, the devil is in the details.

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