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Jackpot Winner Anonymity poll...

Topic closed. 31 replies. Last post 11 years ago by CASH Only.

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should winners be allowed to stay anonymous?

Yes [ 38 ]  [52.05%]
No [ 5 ]  [6.85%]
It should be the winner's choice [ 29 ]  [39.73%]
I paid 99 cents a minute to have no opinion [ 1 ]  [1.37%]
Total Valid Votes [ 73 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 4 ]  
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Posted: November 13, 2005, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/121479

Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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    Posted: November 13, 2005, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

    http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/121479

    When you add a link, press the enter key.  It activates the link.  Without the enter key, it is just a line of text.

    Cheers

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    I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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      Posted: November 13, 2005, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

      I'm just an average guy like most lottery players as is most people.  I've been playing the lotteries for a long time and I've read many stories about people who've won a big jackpot and seen some of them on TV and never had any desire to associate with any of them.  If I don't associate with them before they win a lottery jackpot, I have no reason to associate with them afterward and I would expect others to feel the same if I was a lottery winner.  Having your picture taken holding the jackpot check is just part of the ritual of collecting your money when you win a large sum.

      Actually, with a $310/$182M jackpot, I would gladly buy drinks for the LP Premium Group (and above).  Then say good bye forever.

      Cheers

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      I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice


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        Posted: November 15, 2005, 8:12 pm - IP Logged


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          Posted: December 7, 2005, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

          Would I pay 99 cents per minute to remain anonymous? I'd have to think about it.


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            Posted: December 8, 2005, 2:45 am - IP Logged

            In the UK, winners can remain anonymous if they wish and most do. People who volunteer for publicity usually regret it afterwards. The media investigates every aspect of the lives, who wants everything about them on the front of tabloids, especially in the UK? I have always like the idea of fortune - as in financial security, but the fame thing has never appealed to me.

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              Posted: December 8, 2005, 7:42 am - IP Logged

              Yes, I would like to be anonymous from friends and relatives and bad principalities out to get you somehow...  I'm that paranoid.

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                Posted: December 9, 2005, 1:02 am - IP Logged

                Yes, I would like to be anonymous from friends and relatives and bad principalities out to get you somehow...  I'm that paranoid.

                I Agree!

                Yes, you never know who is lurking around the corner waiting to pounce! But I don't think it's possible to hide your new lifestyle from family, although I manage to keep my life very private. I wouldn't feel right not sharing and how do you say "here's $10,000 for your birthday, Sis!" without building curiosity.


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                  Posted: December 9, 2005, 3:00 am - IP Logged
                  I don't buy the nonsense that lotteries must publish the identity of winners, to ensure the integrity of the lottery. The UK lottery, which has a reputation of being one of the best run lotteries in the world, doesn't publish the identity of winners without their permission and their integrity in beyond question.

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                    Posted: December 10, 2005, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

                    Many years ago before the right to anonimity was available in New South Wales, the then largest lottery prize available in N.S.W. was won by an average family guy.

                    His name and address as well as the fact he had a ten year old son was published. Two weeks later his son was kidnapped, murdered and his body dumped under a rock ledge on waste land. Kidnapper caught fleeing the country and died of a heart attack about 12-15 years later.

                    So I say YES, YES, YES! To the question.

                     

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                      Posted: December 10, 2005, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

                      Many years ago before the right to anonimity was available in New South Wales, the then largest lottery prize available in N.S.W. was won by an average family guy.

                      His name and address as well as the fact he had a ten year old son was published. Two weeks later his son was kidnapped, murdered and his body dumped under a rock ledge on waste land. Kidnapper caught fleeing the country and died of a heart attack about 12-15 years later.

                      So I say YES, YES, YES! To the question.

                       

                      Oppressive gun control gives people false security; not every one willingly plays by the rules, thus, protect yourself and your loved ones.  He should have spent some of that money on personal security.  At least until the spotlight found another target to shine on. 

                      Cheers

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                      I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice


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                        Posted: December 11, 2005, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

                        I would prefer if the public did not know my worth, rather than having to worrying about hoping I can shoot first. The problems with guns is the people who get shot or killed are family members, by accident or drunken rage.

                        Some people are more in danger from their own guns, the criminals can take it off you and use it against you. I am not totally against guns, if people live in rural areas, or are in a gun club, and know how to use and store their guns, fair enough. But, people in urban areas who don't use their gun, will be out of practice and won't react fast enough.


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                          Posted: December 11, 2005, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                          Agree gold rush.......They can't even pick the right numbers.


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                            Posted: December 11, 2005, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                            Agree gold rush.......They can't even pick the right numbers.

                            I've been playin and practicing The right Numbers.......LOL

                            That's a pretty sad statement, which needs attention!!  Now that's a minor key thing going on there. Here we go again with my roomae. This really is bad cause my roomate thinks he's hot pbreak his little bubble!!!


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                              Posted: December 11, 2005, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

                              No washer....No washer....doesen't matter. My life is in such turmoil. sO MUCH TO LEARN...MY ROOMATE IS GIVIN ,ME A HARD TIME.

                              i DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH MORE STUPIDITY i CAN HANDLE......