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Okla. lawmaker aims to stop lottery winners from staying anonymous

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Posted: October 16, 2006, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

Lottery is a game, much like hollywood stars exist for our entertainment.  A lottery winner gets spotlight status same as an actor in a show.  The lottery show, gets great promotion from its winners.  I'm surprised they don't take greater advantage.  Truth is, we'd do more for less.  We are lottery crazy.  If they said we had to live in a certain home, and travel teh state representing the lottery, we'd still pay to play.

 While personally, based on experience and observation, I'd prefer winners to be anonymous for their own well being, I believe State Lotteries and multistate lotteries could easily make winners more public.  We play a game where our dollar signs us up.  We are still playing a game by someone else's rules.

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    Posted: October 17, 2006, 12:14 am - IP Logged

    Lottery is a game, much like hollywood stars exist for our entertainment.  A lottery winner gets spotlight status same as an actor in a show.  The lottery show, gets great promotion from its winners.  I'm surprised they don't take greater advantage.  Truth is, we'd do more for less.  We are lottery crazy.  If they said we had to live in a certain home, and travel teh state representing the lottery, we'd still pay to play.

     While personally, based on experience and observation, I'd prefer winners to be anonymous for their own well being, I believe State Lotteries and multistate lotteries could easily make winners more public.  We play a game where our dollar signs us up.  We are still playing a game by someone else's rules.

    Most everything we do in life is by someone else's rules, except for two things I can think of:

    1) Commit crimes

    2) What we do AFTER we win the PB Jackpot. 

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      Posted: October 17, 2006, 12:37 am - IP Logged

      I am certain NH allows winners to remain anonymous whether or not they state it. The reason is because in May I posted that when I lived in NH a person could not remain anonymous and copied the rules onto my post.  Then I read an article announcing that someone in NH won $85 million playing PB and they decided to remain anonymous and I apologized. I'd have to go all the way back and check my posts, but I am very sure I read in the paper that the lottery in NH announced they would honor the winner's request.

      So I guess it's not black & white and can be challenged by the winner.  We've had many discussions on this subject.  I definitely would want to remain anonymous, mainly for my safety, but if my picture appeared in the paper, I'd have to deal with it. Celebrities often hire bodyguards. (What a way to live!)  Not everyone wants the attention. There are many well known Hollywood people and rock stars living around here, but they try to keep a very low profile.

      I hope some day that's my biggest problem in life.

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        Posted: October 18, 2006, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

        hey and put their picture  on the phone book with their address  so they can be called from every where , you know once you got money , every tom  paul and tim is your cousin, and they all need something,,,  Puke        Agree with stupidI Agree!Hurray!hey senator here i am ,