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Reason for NM Lottery Authority secrecy

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Why won't the NM Lottery Authority reveal where the ticket was sold, whether it was QP?

They're afraid the winner will remember [ 1 ]  [5.56%]
They're just used to a lot of secrecy around there [ 4 ]  [22.22%]
They want to tell but they can't remember [ 2 ]  [11.11%]
Powerball officials won't tell them [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
A NM Lottery Authority official has the ticket [ 2 ]  [11.11%]
They just don't like winners [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Their reasons are legit, but they don't make sense [ 6 ]  [33.33%]
They want the money to go back to the State [ 3 ]  [16.67%]
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Posted: August 16, 2005, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

Nobody's come forward to claim the $36 million dollar PB win.  At the moment maybe there's no reason for the Lottery Authority to release the purchase information of whether it was a QP, where and when the ticket was purchased, etc.

But as more time passes their motives will become a lot more subject to scrutiny and suspicion.

Why do you think they're withholding this information?

Jack

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It's about number behavior.

Egos don't count.

 

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    Posted: August 16, 2005, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

    I think they do not want another scam artist like Mrs. Battle coming forward to try and con the lottery in giving her a check!


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      Posted: August 16, 2005, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

      Has this been an ongoing problem? Do they consistently withhold info? Is it that big of a problem?

      I voted their reasons are legit...but....

      The regular beaucracy? I don't know....

       

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        Posted: August 16, 2005, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

        We get so few winners in NM, Pac, there's no way of knowing what's ongoing and what isn't.

        Seems if they wanted to find the winner, they'd do everything they could to bring him/her out of the woodwork.  I saw a thread about the Euro Millions efforts to find winners who didn't come forward, brought to mind the contrast with what we're seeing here.

        Jack

        Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

        It's about number behavior.

        Egos don't count.

         

        Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

         


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          Posted: August 16, 2005, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

          Pretty scary Rip. There's not much else i can say.

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            Posted: August 16, 2005, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

            I think there have been times where a lottery winner has claimed the prize money without a ticket. It had been lost.

            If a person knew they had won and lost the ticket they would notify the lottery that they had purchased the ticket giving the location purchased and the time purchased and other info if possible. They could also have purchased the ticket with other lines of play on it. The purchaser could give the lottery the other lines of play on the ticket with the exact combinations per line if the purchaser had a record of their plays. How would anyone else know the exact combinations of the other lines on the ticket.

            WHATT

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              Posted: August 16, 2005, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

              Makes sense. 

              Jack

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              It's about number behavior.

              Egos don't count.

               

              Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

               

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                Posted: August 17, 2005, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

                Jap69 you are 100% right for the reasons as to why the NM lottery hasn't disclosed anything to the public about the ticket purchased! And yes the NM lottery office knows all the infomation that pertains to that ticket (Everything)! Every state that has a lottery knows everything about every ticket (when, where, how many lines of play) you name it they know it!

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                  Posted: August 18, 2005, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

                  I think there have been times where a lottery winner has claimed the prize money without a ticket. It had been lost.

                  If a person knew they had won and lost the ticket they would notify the lottery that they had purchased the ticket giving the location purchased and the time purchased and other info if possible. They could also have purchased the ticket with other lines of play on it. The purchaser could give the lottery the other lines of play on the ticket with the exact combinations per line if the purchaser had a record of their plays. How would anyone else know the exact combinations of the other lines on the ticket.

                  What about the bearer bonds concept? No tickie, no winnie?

                   

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                    Posted: August 18, 2005, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

                    Might well be no winnie in any case.  Whatever the reasons for not saying, I'd love to know where the ticket was sold.  So would everyone else in NM who's old enough to forget absent-mindedly buying a lottery ticket and using it for a bookmark, putting it someplace where it 'can't' be forgotten or lost, or just leaving it in a shirt pocket in the laundry basket.

                    Jack

                     

                     

                    Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                    It's about number behavior.

                    Egos don't count.

                     

                    Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                     

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                      Posted: September 14, 2005, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

                      I always thought that in order to collect a prize you had to have a ticket. It seems doing it any othr way pens up a can of worms.

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                        Posted: September 14, 2005, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

                        Nevertheless, that's evidently the reason for the secrecy.  Looks as though 46 percent answered the poll with the opinion the reasons were legit, but they don't make sense.  We're a democracy here.

                        Jack

                        Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                        It's about number behavior.

                        Egos don't count.

                         

                        Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                         

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                          Posted: September 14, 2005, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

                          Well we may have a democacy here, but "Money" does some very strange things to people! I can understand what the NM lottery is doing and I can also see where the location of the winning ticket being sold does no harm! Heck as we have said the lottery knows "every detail" of that ticket! So there really is no need for so much security! Like I said before, if the winning ticket location was to be released to the public I see no security threat! But that's just my opinion. 

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                            Posted: September 14, 2005, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

                            Might well be no winnie in any case.  Whatever the reasons for not saying, I'd love to know where the ticket was sold.  So would everyone else in NM who's old enough to forget absent-mindedly buying a lottery ticket and using it for a bookmark, putting it someplace where it 'can't' be forgotten or lost, or just leaving it in a shirt pocket in the laundry basket.

                            Jack

                             

                             

                            Doesn't the place that sold the winning ticket get something for selling the winning ticket? In Illinois on their website it tells you where every little lotto, lotto, or mega winning ticket was sold city and store,  even for the 250,000 dollar prize. All of that just 3 hours after the draw, it's really nice to know where the winning ticket's are sold. Without giving out that information it would be easy to have a state lotto employee fake a win.

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                              Posted: September 14, 2005, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

                              As it turned out the real winner knew where he bought the ticket so when he came forward he didn't have to deal with claims by others that they bought the ticket as the same place and lost it as the MegaMillions winner in Cleveland had to do a year or two ago.  I don't think there is anything wrong with lottery authorities waiting a month to give the real winner a chance to get organized with his advisers before coming forward, there no good reason for the losers to have that information before then.

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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