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Lottery-winner secrecy bill dies in Idaho Senate

Mar 1, 2017, 7:27 pm

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BOISE, ID — An Idaho Senate panel has killed legislation that would have allowed lottery winners to hide their identities.

The Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted 8-1 to halt the measure that would have kept the names of individuals who win $600 or more secret.

While the bill would have allowed winners to give written authorization to the lottery to publicize their names, the proposal also prevented those names from being released under public records requests for six months after the prize is claimed.

Republican Rep. Lynn Luker, of Boise, said the change is necessary to protect the privacy of winners. His bill had previously cleared the House.

Currently, just six states allow lottery winners to remain anonymous. In Arizona, lawmakers recently passed legislation that shields lottery winners' identities for ninety days after they claim their prize.

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This is annoying since the vast majority of lottery players want anonymity.

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    Chasing $ Millions.
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    This is annoying since the vast majority of lottery players want anonymity.

    I Agree! To take it a step further : You the winner of a jackpot should be the one who decides whether you want the world to know who you are or not.

     * Voice of Reason *   

     

    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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      I don't get it.  What's the problem with a lottery winner hiding his/her identity?

      Never give up.  Banana


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        If one is so worried about remaining anonymous, don't play .

        Simple !

        I never enter a contest for prize $$$$$$$$$  if I disagree with the..........."Terms and Conditions "......

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          So, no Private Idaho in Idaho, then.

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            This is annoying since the vast majority of lottery players want anonymity.

            Politicians Don't Listen to their Constituents: When They Don't: Vote Them Out of Office!

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              I Agree! To take it a step further : You the winner of a jackpot should be the one who decides whether you want the world to know who you are or not.

              You do get to decide. Going public is only mandatory if you buy a ticket and claim a prize, so you're always free to remain anonymous right up until you decide not to.

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                You do get to decide. Going public is only mandatory if you buy a ticket and claim a prize, so you're always free to remain anonymous right up until you decide not to.

                Not in CA you dont Floyd . If you a lottery winner out here and decide to create a trust before claiming your prize, your identity can be unearthed through the Freedom of information act. Anonymity should be just that: anonymity. 

                Websters describes it as : The quality or State of being Unknown to most people.

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                  This is annoying since the vast majority of lottery players want anonymity.

                  The Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted 8-1 to halt the measure that would have kept the names of individuals who win $600 or more secret.

                  It doesn't look like the "vast majority" told their Senators what they wanted.

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                    The Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted 8-1 to halt the measure that would have kept the names of individuals who win $600 or more secret.

                    It doesn't look like the "vast majority" told their Senators what they wanted.

                    Momo land not taking care of their own.  That would be an admission that 'they' gamble and probably against the Church of Latter Day Saints.

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                      I live in the state of Idaho and had no idea that this bill was even alive in the house or the senate.


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                        You do get to decide. Going public is only mandatory if you buy a ticket and claim a prize, so you're always free to remain anonymous right up until you decide not to.

                        I agree 100%

                        No one is holding a gun tt posters' heads and forcing them to buy lottery tickets.

                        If one disagrees with the stipulations........don't play the lottery  !

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                          GeneralMac,

                          No one here is demanding that should you win a jack[pot you would have to remain anonymous. 

                          There are many who would like to have the choice of remaining anonymous or not. 

                          Your posts regarding this are starting to sound like, "If I win a jackpot I'll handle my way, and if you win one you'll handle it my way, too."

                          De facto lottery agent perhaps? 

                          A jackpot winner who had the chance to remain anonymous and didn't is tragic.

                          Read all about Bunky Bartlett;

                          Maryland Lottery spokeswoman Carole Everett described Bartlett as the rare lottery winner who went public immediately with his good luck. "He was out in front of the media, even before he contacted us," she said. We usually hear from a lawyer first."

                          https://www.lotterypost.com/news/244611

                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                          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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                            I agree 100%

                            No one is holding a gun tt posters' heads and forcing them to buy lottery tickets.

                            If one disagrees with the stipulations........don't play the lottery  !

                            Lottery players that never cashed tickets valued over $600 probably don't have a clue how the process works, but that doesn't stop them from giving false information. Rules vary from state to state, but all of them have some type of rule saying something like "by signing the back of the ticket players are bound by lottery rules". In other words if the rules allow the lottery to publish the names of significant winners, by signing the back and validating the ticket, players are allowing the state to publish their names.

                            "If one disagrees with the stipulations........don't play the lottery!"

                            Yep, that pretty much sums it up.