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Quaker Oats workers claim $241 million Powerball jackpot

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Posted: June 21, 2012, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

Me,for instance!

No no no ....... MOI!

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    Posted: June 21, 2012, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations to this jackpot winners in Iowa.

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      I agree that it is an uphill battle to prevail in court.  They have one potential angle that could work.  We hear time and again that the rationale for disclosing names is to create confidence in the buying public that it is real people winning.  They can argue that all the publicity over the years has eliminated that need and the state no longer has a compelling interest to disclose names.  If the state no longer has a compelling interest, then the privacy rights of the winners could trump the state's right to publicity.  If a judge weighs the two interests, he (or she) could rule for the lottery winners.  It is a longshot, of course.

      "If the state no longer has a compelling interest, then the privacy rights of the winners could trump the state's right to publicity."

      There is a compelling precedent because by signing the back of the ticket, the prize winner is agreeing to lottery's rules and regulations. A judge could issue an injunction until it's settled in court but the prize will be not distributed until of the court makes it final ruling and this isn't the Iowa Lottery's first rodeo.

      Al signed the back of the ticket right below where it says something like "Iowa Lottery game rules and regulations and Iowa law apply to all games, tickets, transactions, drawings, and prizes". If the Iowa Lottery rules say Al's full name is public record and will be disclosed to the media, Al already agreed to the Lottery rules by signing the ticket.

      In January, the Iowa Lottery established a precedent involving the anonymity of jackpot winners.

      "Shaw, who had signed the ticket as a trustee for an entity he called the Hexam Investment Trust, never revealed who was in the trust. Iowa Lottery officials gave him a deadline: Tell us who you represent by 3 p.m. Friday afternoon or forget about collecting the millions."

      http://www.lotterypost.com/news/241710

      And the Iowa "State lawmakers gave Iowa Lottery officials high marks Tuesday for the way they handled the mysterious circumstances surrounding a winning Hot Lotto jackpot that went unclaimed when attorneys representing a trust that turned in a valid ticket withdrew a claim for the multimillion-dollar prize last week."

      http://www.lotterypost.com/news/241945

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        Posted: June 21, 2012, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

        I agree that it is an uphill battle to prevail in court.  They have one potential angle that could work.  We hear time and again that the rationale for disclosing names is to create confidence in the buying public that it is real people winning.  They can argue that all the publicity over the years has eliminated that need and the state no longer has a compelling interest to disclose names.  If the state no longer has a compelling interest, then the privacy rights of the winners could trump the state's right to publicity.  If a judge weighs the two interests, he (or she) could rule for the lottery winners.  It is a longshot, of course.

        or maybe argue that since they came out in person... that that is all the 'proof' that the public is entitled to.

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          Posted: June 21, 2012, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

          or maybe argue that since they came out in person... that that is all the 'proof' that the public is entitled to.

          Yes, that makes a lot of sense.

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            Posted: June 21, 2012, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

            I saw parts of their interviews on CBS and many of them said they hadn't slept or thought about anything else since learning they won even though their share of the winnings was only $6M.  I've seen interviews of single winners of $10M jackpots that weren't nearly as excited.  I guess it's the size of the jackpots and not the share of the jackpot that people get excited about.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: June 21, 2012, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

              From the picture, I count 18 out of 20 winners.  Looks like two of the smartest stayed away from the fanfare.

              congrats to all.

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                Posted: June 21, 2012, 10:35 pm - IP Logged

                YES!!!!  Happy to see some Union Brothers and Sisters win this jackpot!!!! I am a proud Union member myself!!!!!

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                  Posted: June 21, 2012, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats to the winners! Looks like party time!

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                    Posted: June 22, 2012, 1:18 am - IP Logged

                    They must of been steaming when they saw those cameras. That's worst then giving their names. I'm surprised no one warned them. Now the world knows what they look like.

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                      Posted: June 22, 2012, 1:47 am - IP Logged

                      I agree that it is an uphill battle to prevail in court.  They have one potential angle that could work.  We hear time and again that the rationale for disclosing names is to create confidence in the buying public that it is real people winning.  They can argue that all the publicity over the years has eliminated that need and the state no longer has a compelling interest to disclose names.  If the state no longer has a compelling interest, then the privacy rights of the winners could trump the state's right to publicity.  If a judge weighs the two interests, he (or she) could rule for the lottery winners.  It is a longshot, of course.

                      "If the state no longer has a compelling interest, then the privacy rights of the winners could trump the state's right to publicity."

                      The state doesn't need a compelling reason. All they need is a law. The winners who don't want to abide by the law are the ones who need a compelling reason. If they're extremely lucky the judge might acccept an argument that releasing their names puts them at risk, but in general the pubic's right to information trumps an individual's theoretical risk. Unless they can demonstrate an imminent danger I don't see a workable argument.

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                        Posted: June 22, 2012, 1:51 am - IP Logged

                        They must of been steaming when they saw those cameras. That's worst then giving their names. I'm surprised no one warned them. Now the world knows what they look like.

                        Besides presenting the ticket, this seems to have been organized as a publicity tour for their union. They didn't just know they'd be getting publicity, they wanted it.

                        So, is it possible to show up on a publicity tour, then ask for privacy, and not be an idiot?

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                          Posted: June 22, 2012, 4:20 am - IP Logged

                          $241 million will buy a lot of Frosted Flakes!

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                            Posted: June 22, 2012, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

                            $241 million will buy a lot of Frosted Flakes!

                            lol I Agree!

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                              Posted: June 22, 2012, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

                              $42,000,000 tonite will buy allot of Cherrios!

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