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Missouri legislature considering lottery winner anonymity

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Posted: March 28, 2013, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

If this law passes I'll pack up the truck and move the 3 miles to Missouri.Heck,most of the people who work in my hometown live in Missouri or Illinois as it is.Taxes in Missouri are cheaper than Iowas on lottery winnings,too.

you should move to Missouri. Missouri loves company.

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    Posted: March 29, 2013, 5:18 am - IP Logged

    There's gotta be a compromise in this somewhere, where legitimacy can remain, but partial information is provided

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      Posted: March 29, 2013, 6:15 am - IP Logged

      Can a winner form a trust if they already sign their name on the back of the ticket?

      Yes: always sign your tickets: your name on your ticketSmiley i already verified this with the Lottery office

      whatever you do with any firm will have other documentations for you.

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        Posted: March 29, 2013, 6:43 am - IP Logged

        There's gotta be a compromise in this somewhere, where legitimacy can remain, but partial information is provided

        In FL they only report your name, city etc.  No Picture is required.  Someone with a common name could simply change the address on their license to a different city than where they live, claim the prize with no pictures and deny it was them if anyone asks.  Of course if they move quickly after or a new Mercedes shows up in he driveway it will be pretty obvious.....

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          Posted: March 29, 2013, 11:00 am - IP Logged

          I hope remaining anonymous becomes the standard for all states with lotteries.

          Before Illinois got powerball we used to go to Missouri to play it, might be worth going over the bridge again.

          Since the lotteries put these monitors in the stores with winners names and pictures (Illinois) I've wondered if you're not really better off winning in another state where no one knoes you (state lottery, not multi-state games).

          At first Illinois put winners' names, amount won, and hometown but now they at least leave the town off. That doesn't do much for anonymitiy in your town of course.

          Toronto,

          There's gotta be a compromise in this somewhere, where legitimacy can remain, but partial information is provided

          The states that allow remaining anonymous don't seem to be having any trouble in that regard.

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            Posted: March 29, 2013, 11:03 am - IP Logged

            I hope remaining anonymous becomes the standard for all states with lotteries.

            Before Illinois got powerball we used to go to Missouri to play it, might be worth going over the bridge again.

            Since the lotteries put these monitors in the stores with winners names and pictures (Illinois) I've wondered if you're not really better off winning in another state where no one knoes you (state lottery, not multi-state games).

            At first Illinois put winners' names, amount won, and hometown but now they at least leave the town off. That doesn't do much for anonymitiy in your town of course.

            Toronto,

            There's gotta be a compromise in this somewhere, where legitimacy can remain, but partial information is provided

            The states that allow remaining anonymous don't seem to be having any trouble in that regard.

            Yep, Don't want to be famous for any reason, the nuts come right out of the shadows and make people miserable.

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              Posted: March 29, 2013, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

              I hope this trend catches on. Delaware has been allowing winner anonymity for years. I don't see why other states shouldn't follow suit.

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: March 29, 2013, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

                It could happen. We've already had one Missouri compromise.

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                  Posted: March 29, 2013, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

                  It could happen. We've already had one Missouri compromise.

                  40,000 comedians out of work and you're trying to be funny.

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                    Posted: March 29, 2013, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

                    KY Floyd,

                    Good one!

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                    One more thought about states going this route - consider some of the threads there have been here on LP about press conferences and how many people said they would be chomoing at the but to go to one and 'shout it from the rooftops'.

                    I think there will always be enough winners to provide the lotteries with all the publicity they need so giving others the option of anonymity wouldn't hurt the lottries.

                    Of course justxploring once jokingly posted a situation in which a jackpot winner sued the lottery over their right to remain anonymouis, won the case, and became famous for doing so!

                    Green laugh

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: March 29, 2013, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

                      you should move to Missouri. Missouri loves company.

                          LOL

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                        Posted: March 30, 2013, 8:04 am - IP Logged

                        you should move to Missouri. Missouri loves company.

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                          Posted: March 30, 2013, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

                          "But Philip Smith of the Missouri Lottery told committee members that revealing a winner's identity provides legitimacy to the lottery.

                          "To ensure the integrity and to have the public have confidence in our games they have to know that people do win prizes by people purchasing tickets," he said."

                          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

                          I notice that, according to the LP report card (http://www.lotterypost.com/lottery-report-card.asp), Missouri has all RNGs (or "Rigged Numbers Games" as the slang goes) for all of its own state games.

                          I like how these guys are all of a sudden concerned with legitimacy and transparency!

                          HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA

                          LOL

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                            Posted: March 30, 2013, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

                            40,000 comedians out of work and you're trying to be funny.

                            How many historical comedians are out of work?

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                              Posted: March 31, 2013, 8:24 am - IP Logged

                              Finally they consider the safety of the winners. I hope there will be no problem with regards to this legislature.