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Powerball winner-turned lawmaker opposes anonymity for lottery prizewinners

Topic closed. 38 replies. Last post 2 months ago by ckrakowski.

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Artist77's avatar - batman14

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Posted: April 11, 2019, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

A lottery could also falsely claim someone is a winner and no one really would know the difference in the general public.  I just don't think a face connected to a win guarantees honesty .  The internal records need to constantly be audited by a third party.

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    Posted: April 11, 2019, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

    Transparency is a good foundation when it's public money. 

    Thank you Lawmakers for keeping all sides honest.

    Choose wisely. Win eventually.

    1313 358 827 4777 7777 3583 2108 407 369 000

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      Posted: April 11, 2019, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

      It’s unusual for a politician who in the past won a big jackpot...Even though he won before he was elected...I wonder if his jackpot win was rigged in some way as he might have contact with high ranking officials of the lottery

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        Posted: April 12, 2019, 12:23 am - IP Logged

        "Least Safe=New Mexico

        Most Safe=New Hampshire"

        Walter White was sick while he was living in NH, but feeling much better during most of his time in NM. Coincidence?

        "given the population of the State he lives in  compared to others which do have millions more"

        You think that the people who pester lottery winners are only the people who live near them? I think that shortly after somebody wins most people more or less forget about it. We may remember some of the names, but it's not something we spend a lot of time thinking about. OTOH, there's a small percentage of people who will remember and pay attention. It's only local people who can stop you on the street, but it's easy for scammers halfway around the world to call, email, or write an old-fashioned letter. In a small town the locals know who you are, so moving out of town might be a good idea. If you live in a place with a lot more people there are probably a lot fewer people who will recognize you on the street, but it's still a good idea to at least move to a different address.

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          Posted: April 12, 2019, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

          None of his business!

          No No

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            Posted: April 12, 2019, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

            None of his business!

            No No

            I Agree!- Probably was hoping the other politicians would have had a guard of honor, sabers drawn followed by a pat on the back with a " People give a warm welcome to Lohse, what you see here is a jackpot millionaire, glad to have you onboard."

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              Posted: April 13, 2019, 10:57 am - IP Logged

              It’s unusual for a politician who in the past won a big jackpot...Even though he won before he was elected...I wonder if his jackpot win was rigged in some way as he might have contact with high ranking officials of the lottery

              NY10, Brian Lohse was a City Council Member before being elected to the State Legislature. I do not have the dates.  He helped his career by donating to his City and building a store.


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                Posted: April 18, 2019, 12:55 am - IP Logged

                I'm sorry...but, as much as Lohse wants people to take the spotlight when they win, to show the public that His State's or His part of the Multi-State is "Clean and Honest"  I see far too many examples that uncontrolled publicity put upon a person can lead toward...namely....DEATH.

                One death from The wolves because Lotteries "just hafta hafta (and one more "hafta" from Wisconsin playing Chorus for this Dude.)" expose you and your identity is ...... far too much.

                Sorry to hear about Michigan NOT extending their anon rules to Multi-State Games, but, I hope that changes in the future.

                As for me, I'm glad I do NOT live in WI or IA .... (besides, it gets too cold up there for me, anyway.)

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                  Posted: May 7, 2019, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

                  "It certainly holds us accountable to the public to do good things with it.''


                  So he is saying that if you win the lottery you do not get to do whatever you want with it you have to spend it on the community and anyone who asks for it.


                  This is bs.