|Posted: April 14, 2015, 1:10 pm - IP Logged|
Now it makes you wonder what would have happened if this was a state where you could claim anonymously! Hope they have the right wording in those rules...
Being honest, I think lottery has a right to know who winner is, to prevent lottery employee or an vender(theyu make the instant tickets)claiming a lottery prize or some other banned player by law.
The real issue is when the "state" lottery knows it then becomes a public record and PUBLIC should not know period, they have no right to know is my key point.
Just like Public does not have a right to know how much anyone wealth is form the IRS department.
The irs knows everyone wealth, but all records are NOT public. You can't have IRS tell you who 1% are.
I Have no issue with IRS and Lottery knowing who someone(s) is behind the lottery win, but like irs, needs to not be public record.
The real issue is not being "anonymous" to the govt/lottery , there is no debate about why they should know who you are. They should know!
However being "anonymous" to the public is up debate.
There many real life examples of public abusing public records to con/beg/steal/threaten/ etc past lottery winners.
For instant I think any judge in hes right mind would grant a sealed(no pubic record of an) name change to a lottery winner if he got death threats. Why can't we just give the people winning the option of being unknown, by choice. Right form the start at lottery office.
At the moment the only way to be really "unknown" in majority of states is to prevent even lottery form knowing to avoid there stupid public record laws.
And i think that's bad idea. i want the freaking lottery to know who I am. Yet not the public. It's an conflict of interest that should not have to happen for lottery winners.
If am ever forced to pick between my own Safety or state knowing who then shares that info to whole world. am picking my safetly over states sound request to know who I am.
At the moment, corporations are people! The U.S. Supreme Court says they are.
Must people are simple-minded and are oblivious of current legal system they live in.
Take for example if any large company such as 'The Coca-cola company' could walk into lottery offices with a wining powerball ticket worth 300m and claim it on behalf of share holders
If even the LOTTERY really REALLY wanted to know who won it won't happen.
And the winner would be the coca-cola company in the public records law, why is that?
Will it's all thanks to courts, a corporation is a person and can do whatever you or i can do. Deal with it.
Also gl finding out who share holders are.
'The shareholders, on the other hand, are normally not listed and not published. You'll have to ask the company, and it probably won't tell you (and won't even know them all as many shares are held in the "street name" of the broker or trust even).'
Even if lottery wanted to Fight me in a long court battle they lose this war of knowing who I was. even if the corporation was ordered to give over our full share holder list, i could full that list with tons of names and trusts names who own shares. Not even coca-cola knows who all there share holders are. what make you think lottery has a chance in hell of finding out if someone tried this trick!
Now, cue the inevitable onslaught of messages from people who claim you can't be anonymous even to states lottery who demands your names, Who also assume they have any understanding of legal chaos that is united states laws.