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Canada lottery winner robbed, beaten

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Should winners' information be published?

KIRKLAND, Quebec — The daughter of a Canadian lottery winner said she believes her mother was robbed and beaten because information was published about the winner.

Diana Masciotra, the daughter of Evelyn Cassis of Kirkland, Quebec, asked Loto-Quebec, the Quebec lottery to stop publishing information about her mother after Cassis was attacked in her home following her $52,000 lottery win, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Thursday.

Two men wearing masks and dressed in black entered Cassis' home and demanded cash and jewelry, then beat her with a stick, the CBC reported.

"I think it's someone who knew us and my mom because they asked for a specific bracelet that she had and her face had been everywhere because she had just won the lottery," Masciotra said.

Masciotra said the lottery publicized her mother's name, photograph, that she won $52,000 and that she lives in the Montreal region.

"You never know who's out there watching this, and being like OK, great, 'She just won. I'm going to go rob her,'" Masciotra said.

Jean-Pierre Roy of Loto-Quebec said he doesn't think publication of the winners' information prompts crime against them, and that people should be able to see the faces and names of the winners to see the money is being won by real people.

Masciotra, however, said the lottery agency told her it would comply with her request.

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Posted: October 16, 2010, 8:42 am - IP Logged

Should winners' information be published?

The daughter of a Canadian lottery winner said she believes her mother was robbed and beaten because information was published about the winner.

Diana Masciotra, the daughter of Evelyn Cassis of Kirkland, Quebec, asked Loto-Quebec, the Quebec lottery to stop publishing information about her mother after Cassis was attacked in her home following her $52,000 lottery win, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Thursday.

Two men wearing masks and dressed in black entered Cassis' home and demanded cash and jewelry, then beat her with a stick, the CBC reported.

"I think it's someone who knew us and my mom because they asked for a specific bracelet that she had and her face had been everywhere because she had just won the lottery," Masciotra said.

Masciotra said the lottery publicized her mother's name, photograph, that she won $52,000 and that she lives in the Montreal region.

"You never know who's out there watching this, and being like OK, great, 'She just won. I'm going to go rob her,'" Masciotra said.

Jean-Pierre Roy of Loto-Quebec said he doesn't think publication of the winners' information prompts crime against them, and that people should be able to see the faces and names of the winners to see the money is being won by real people.

Masciotra, however, said the lottery agency told her it would comply with her request.

Terrible! However, I think that something needs to be published to maintain transparency. Maybe just the Last name and City and county. In China you can have your face disguised.  http://www.lotterypost.com/news/174594   

I Think this is what they should do.

Play to win!

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    Monkey Butt, USA
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    Posted: October 16, 2010, 10:03 am - IP Logged

    This is once again greed doing what it does best.

    Rear it's ugly head and taint those around it.

    Just goes to show that you can't share good news with everyone.

    The moral of this story and every story like this is, go in disguise or have the jackpot claimed incognito under the name of an LLC or something.

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      Posted: October 16, 2010, 10:33 am - IP Logged

      Won't the publishing of the news story about the in-home assault & robbery also bring unwanted attention?

      Maybe the news should be censored too!

      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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        Posted: October 16, 2010, 11:25 am - IP Logged

        but who would have thought winning $52k would bring a beating! i dopubt i would think or carew to go through trouble of getting  TRUST TO CLAIM $52K

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          Posted: October 16, 2010, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

          I see no reason why winners cannot be anonymous. Lotteries should be independently audited to assure that everything is above board. This choice of remaining anonymous is important in today’s paradigm of the Greed of Envy!

          Mad

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            Posted: October 16, 2010, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

            I see no reason why winners cannot be anonymous. Lotteries should be independently audited to assure that everything is above board. This choice of remaining anonymous is important in today’s paradigm of the Greed of Envy!

            Mad

            Roll Eyes you'll get no arguement from me

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              Posted: October 16, 2010, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

              Roll Eyes you'll get no arguement from me

              I Agree!Roll Eyes No arguments whatsoever!!!

              forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

              Now, does it count??

               

               

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                Posted: October 16, 2010, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

                I see no reason why winners cannot be anonymous. Lotteries should be independently audited to assure that everything is above board. This choice of remaining anonymous is important in today’s paradigm of the Greed of Envy!

                Mad

                I totally agree, there is no reason for the Lottery to publish your name or address for winning a lottery. As long as as it's done the right way and legally and as long as they're above reproach then it's totally uneccesary ....!

                                                             

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                  Posted: October 16, 2010, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

                  but who would have thought winning $52k would bring a beating! i dopubt i would think or carew to go through trouble of getting  TRUST TO CLAIM $52K

                  $52K or $52M or even just $52.00 -- doesn't matter to some people ....

                  These thugs knew the victim, though. They were going to eventually make their move, anyway.

                  In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
                  Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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                    Posted: October 16, 2010, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

                    Here are some tips to avoid such situations:

                    Do Not claim your Prize right after the Winning Ticket is known: it is very tempting to go and collect your winnings, but you are better off waiting for a while (maybe a few months)

                    Do Not be too vocal about your Win: You don't want the attention! ..because it is mostly the wrong kind of attention..

                    After collecting the Prize, deposit the money in a new Bank Account: Do Not keep the cash at home, or you'd be asking for trouble..

                    If it's a large amount, before you collect the Prize Money, contact Legal & Financial advisors for managing your money and security issues.. 

                    Change your Phone Number

                    Once more, try to keep the news to yourself as much as possible, only share the news with those you trust (if any).

                    S

                    Security First

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                      Posted: October 16, 2010, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

                      "Masciotra said the lottery publicized her mother's name, photograph, that she won $52,000 and that she lives in the Montreal region."

                      That's enough information for find her, but then robbers would have to assume she stuffed her mattress with the money after cashing the check. Her daughter said the robbers asked about a specific bracelet so she probably was robbed by someone that knew her before she won.

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                        Posted: October 16, 2010, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

                        " Jean-Pierre Roy of Loto-Quebec said he doesn't think publication of the winners' information prompts crime against them, and that people should be able to see the faces and names of the winners to see the money is being won by real people."

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                        What is this Guy smoking ? He doesn't think..!

                        You publish peoples faces and names and give them an area, and you open up Pandoras Box.

                        People should be able to say what they want as far as publication, after all they are putting their money down, not these so called hypocrytics of the commission. Christ, open your eye's and look around Dudley Doright...!

                                                                     

                                                                       "  When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty "

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                          Posted: October 17, 2010, 4:02 am - IP Logged

                          sorry to the woman who was beaten by the thugs!..

                          I Agree!

                          There are no born heroes or winners........it takes a hammer a chisel,a vision and a will to suffer the blows and be carved into one!..........

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                            Posted: October 17, 2010, 4:40 am - IP Logged

                            and there was that guy that was  killed,  or had a hitman hired; cant remeber, in sth america, BY HIS FATHER.

                            yeah be careful who you tell

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                            keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297