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Posted: December 4, 2009, 3:55 am - IP Logged

The Florida Lottery announced it will no longer post news releases with details on who, where and how prizes are won.

I, for one, go on there every day to see where the F5 was won and if it was a QP. I also like reading about scratch-off and other jackpot winners.

If you have a minute could you please go to flalottery. and send them a note letting them know what you think of that decision? Much appreciated.

"...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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    Posted: December 4, 2009, 4:00 am - IP Logged

    They may be doing it because someone got hurt or killed.  Personally, I think it is a good thing.

    If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

    You never know when you will get another hit.

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      Posted: December 4, 2009, 4:25 am - IP Logged

      Leave out the who and post the where.

      MarkP

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        Posted: December 4, 2009, 4:50 am - IP Logged

        They may be doing it because someone got hurt or killed.  Personally, I think it is a good thing.

        They don't always publish the who. It's the where and how.

        And a 33 million jackpot winner from FL did go missing recently, but he was in a nasty dispute with a co-worker who claimed the ticket was his.

        "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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          Posted: December 4, 2009, 9:14 am - IP Logged

          Leave out the who and post the where.

          MarkP

          I Agree!

           

          personally I couldn't care less about who won just so we know what store sold the ticket

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            Posted: December 4, 2009, 9:20 am - IP Logged

            Leave out the who and post the where.

            MarkP

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            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            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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              Posted: December 4, 2009, 10:05 am - IP Logged

              The Florida Lottery announced it will no longer post news releases with details on who, where and how prizes are won.

              I, for one, go on there every day to see where the F5 was won and if it was a QP. I also like reading about scratch-off and other jackpot winners.

              If you have a minute could you please go to flalottery. and send them a note letting them know what you think of that decision? Much appreciated.

              myself i like knowing what town had a winning ticket, but i do like the idea of not posting or giving out a winners now. hope georgia follows suit

              Don't disregard a Hunch

                    Hunches are another form of knowledge

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                Posted: December 4, 2009, 11:08 am - IP Logged

                They should consider posting information keeping the winner anonymous while providing the rest of the information, like if they are single and is looking...j/k

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                  Posted: December 4, 2009, 11:35 am - IP Logged

                  They may be doing it because someone got hurt or killed.  Personally, I think it is a good thing.

                  I agree!  With today's economy, more and more people are getting desperate.  I don't think it's safe anymore to post a millionaire's name publicly.  I can see posting where it was won and how, but definitely not the person's personal info.  Too dangerous nowadays!

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                    Posted: December 4, 2009, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

                    I actually think this is a good idea. There are a lot of desperate people now days and I think it will be helpful to those who have won a large jackpot who don't want their names published. Now, I also agree, that I don't see the harm in posting where the ticket was purchased (like the store or town) but I do like the idea, of not posting the persons name. If that is what they choose.

                    "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                      Posted: December 4, 2009, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

                      This is the way Illinois does it, at least for Pick 5:

                      LITTLE LOTTO PRIZE PAYOUTS FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 03, 2009
                       
                      WINNING NUMBERS: 10 - 18 - 19 - 31 - 35
                       
                      PLAYERS MATCHING 5 OF 5 NUMBERS
                          INCLUDING SUBSCRIPTION WINNERS            1
                       EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE           $175,000.00
                       
                             WINNING TICKETS WERE SOLD AT
                       
                             200723    3507 CHICAGO RD SHELL       (QP)
                                       3507 CHICAGO RD
                                       STEGER/60475
                       __________________________________________

                       

                      A few months bakc somoen around here hit a Pick 5 jackpot and the store didn't even play it up, no "Winner sold here" in the window or any of that.

                      I think all states should let the winners remain anonymous.

                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                      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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                        Posted: December 4, 2009, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

                        You guys are misinformed. They are still going to post information about game results, they just won't be posting those draw results press releases on their website anymore. You'll still be able to see how many people won each game, but you won't be able to see if they won with QPs and what part of the state. However, the media will still have access to the details from each game, so the local newspapers will still likely post the detailed results. Here's exactly what they mentioned on their site:

                        Beginning Monday, December 7, 2009, draw results press releases for POWERBALL, FLORIDA LOTTO, MEGA MONEY and FANTASY 5 will no longer be available on this Web site. Instead, the Florida Lottery's Communications Office will e-mail this information in a new format to those reporters who request it.

                        The draw results is a separate section they had where they would post press release results from each game the following morning. They will still have the winners press releases on their site, which is updated a couple times each month.

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                          Posted: December 4, 2009, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

                          They may be doing it because someone got hurt or killed.  Personally, I think it is a good thing.

                          I think it is a good thing to, maybe because, That person that won a lot of money disappered, and they don't want it to happen again, If I won a lot of money I wouldn't want anyone to know I would want to keep it a secret.

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                            Posted: December 4, 2009, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

                            I applaud this.  California does this as well.

                             

                            The argument that the public needs to know in order to prevent fraud is asinine.

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                              Posted: December 4, 2009, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

                              This is the way Illinois does it, at least for Pick 5:

                              LITTLE LOTTO PRIZE PAYOUTS FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 03, 2009
                               
                              WINNING NUMBERS: 10 - 18 - 19 - 31 - 35
                               
                              PLAYERS MATCHING 5 OF 5 NUMBERS
                                  INCLUDING SUBSCRIPTION WINNERS            1
                               EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE           $175,000.00
                               
                                     WINNING TICKETS WERE SOLD AT
                               
                                     200723    3507 CHICAGO RD SHELL       (QP)
                                               3507 CHICAGO RD
                                               STEGER/60475
                               __________________________________________

                               

                              A few months bakc somoen around here hit a Pick 5 jackpot and the store didn't even play it up, no "Winner sold here" in the window or any of that.

                              I think all states should let the winners remain anonymous.

                              This is the way to do it.

                              "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace