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Bill would allow N.C. lottery winners to remain anonymous

Topic closed. 21 replies. Last post 2 years ago by hearsetrax.

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Posted: March 5, 2015, 6:28 am - IP Logged

Anonymity is not going to hurt sales nor will it stop fraud. By the way, as few large jackpots that are won in individual states as there are, they can't tell me that an investigative/audit branch of that particular state, can't take a look at  the records of the few winners each year for verification of a ticket by someone who is authorized to claim their winning. 
                               Really ?? REALLLLY ???

Sorry Lottery Reps, that doesn't fly with this participant. Allow the option

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    Posted: March 5, 2015, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

    I wish all states had this option.

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      Posted: March 7, 2015, 10:03 am - IP Logged

      Anonymity is not going to hurt sales nor will it stop fraud. By the way, as few large jackpots that are won in individual states as there are, they can't tell me that an investigative/audit branch of that particular state, can't take a look at  the records of the few winners each year for verification of a ticket by someone who is authorized to claim their winning. 
                                     Really ?? REALLLLY ???

      Sorry Lottery Reps, that doesn't fly with this participant. Allow the option

      I Agree!

       

      From this rep's lips to God's ear. Hope it passes and that other states follow suit. The transparency and integrity argument is hogwash. Let them show how anonymity has hurt any one of those six states, if they cannot, then move the bill forward.

      Seems to me that all the harassment, deaths and frivolous lawsuits come from winners whose states refuse anonymity. And with cybercrime on the uptick, I predict we'll be seeing accounts of these publicized winners getting hacked. Just one more issue to deal with just because the lotteries are media whores.

      While at it, have an investigation into how much money and resources are going into lobbying against these bills every time they come up. I want to know how much they're diverting from their purpose of education funding to launch these attacks.

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        Posted: March 8, 2015, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

        When the NC lottery first started, you could choose if you wanted your photo taken. Every time I check up on the website, things are different. 

        I'm glad he's trying to get this through. The fact they caught the owner of the shop has nothing to do with this new proposed law. They'll still be getting all the information they'll need to pay out, just not disclosing it. I hate it when they try to twist things!

        I Agree!  Amen!

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          Posted: April 7, 2015, 2:56 am - IP Logged

          I'm currently staying in Western NC and think this is a wonderful idea.  In Florida almost everything is a public record. 

           

          Maybe this will give me a reason to stay here!   Yes Nod

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            Posted: April 12, 2015, 11:06 am - IP Logged

            Bad idea I want to know real people have won and not just some anonymous person. It could be anybody who won, but to make sure there is no fraud we need to know their names and see their faces. We dont need addresses or anything like that. I mean how do we know it's not lottery officials or their families who are winning all these prizes if it's anonymous? If you make it anonymous all we have is their word that they or their families are not winning and or even playing. Nah keep it public there is too much cash involved

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              Posted: April 12, 2015, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

              Bad idea I want to know real people have won and not just some anonymous person. It could be anybody who won, but to make sure there is no fraud we need to know their names and see their faces. We dont need addresses or anything like that. I mean how do we know it's not lottery officials or their families who are winning all these prizes if it's anonymous? If you make it anonymous all we have is their word that they or their families are not winning and or even playing. Nah keep it public there is too much cash involved

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