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Should Lottery Commissions Be Obligated To Maintain Your Anonymity?

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Should big winners be anonymous?

All winners names should be anonymous [ 10 ]  [28.57%]
All winners names should be published [ 4 ]  [11.43%]
Whatever the winner requests [ 21 ]  [60.00%]
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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: December 4, 2009, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

Does the lottery have the right or duty to maintain anyone's anonymity? 

This is a tough one, balancing considerations of safety and privacy against transparency and the people's right to know.

I would like to remain anonymous as much as anyone if I won the big one but how could we let the lottery have the authority to say somebody won and we're not telling you who? If that wouldn't open the door to corruption by lottery officials I don't know what would.

As much as we dislike the idea of being "outed," don't you think it might be necessary to maintain the integrity of the whole process?

Don't we have the right to know who the winner was if only to feel assured that it wasn't some friend or relative of a lottery official that claimed the prize?

I find this to be a tough question and I don't really know what the answer should be.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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    Posted: December 4, 2009, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

    rdgrnr,

    This is a tough one indeed. I voted let everyone remain anonymous, I was going to vote whatever the winner wants, but I think the lotteries would be doing everyone a favor if they automatically were anonymous.

    On the one hand, the lotteries want the publicity and they know that if all the public ever saw was "Powerball won in Wisconsin" (or wherever) people would get suspicious."Sure, the lottery is locking the money up man and publicizing non-existent jackpot winners."

    On the other hand, people really do deserve privacy, especially when it comes to making a score like a jackpot.

    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, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

      Does the lottery have the right or duty to maintain anyone's anonymity? 

      This is a tough one, balancing considerations of safety and privacy against transparency and the people's right to know.

      I would like to remain anonymous as much as anyone if I won the big one but how could we let the lottery have the authority to say somebody won and we're not telling you who? If that wouldn't open the door to corruption by lottery officials I don't know what would.

      As much as we dislike the idea of being "outed," don't you think it might be necessary to maintain the integrity of the whole process?

      Don't we have the right to know who the winner was if only to feel assured that it wasn't some friend or relative of a lottery official that claimed the prize?

      I find this to be a tough question and I don't really know what the answer should be.

      I believe it is the lottey's duty to maintain anyone's anonymity at the request of the winner. I believe it is the winner's right to expect their wish of anonymity to be respected.

      Worrying about the possibility of corruption is the least of my worries. To me the primary concern is the possibilities of what could happen to the winner because of some greedy, selfish person who believe they are entitled to share the wealth by force.

      Corruption can be exposed and prosecuted. The loss of a life is irreplaceable. The loss of a sense of security can't be regained.

      My safety and the safety and well being of my loved ones takes priority over the possibility of any type of corruption that could happen.

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        Posted: December 4, 2009, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

        The lottery has the right to set whatever rules they want.  If you don't want to play (or win) by the rules then you don't have to buy a ticket.  It's that simple.

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          Posted: December 4, 2009, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

          The lottery has the right to set whatever rules they want.  If you don't want to play (or win) by the rules then you don't have to buy a ticket.  It's that simple.

          I Agree!  As much as i hate too i gotta agree.

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            Posted: December 4, 2009, 10:35 pm - IP Logged

            I Agree! Remain: Anonym!

            A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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              Posted: December 5, 2009, 12:15 am - IP Logged

              In a perfect world, it would be "Whatever the winner requests" (my answer). But, I know that isn't reality. Really though, I do wish, that more states would allow the choice of anonymity.

              "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 5, 2009, 12:42 am - IP Logged

                "I believe it is the lottey's duty to maintain anyone's anonymity at the request of the winner."

                The  "lottery's duty"? As far as I know, the lottery's duty is to raise money for the state. Their only duty to players is to run a fair and honest game. If you're worried about your safety being endangered by having the lottery tell people that you won, don't play. That will guarantee that they don't tell anybody you won.

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                  Posted: December 5, 2009, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                  simple solution : rat out the ones that chose the lump sum Evil Smile

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                    Posted: December 5, 2009, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                    Names shouldn't be published unless the winners want them published. However there should be some kind of system in place where someone can obtain any/all winners names but must sign off on not making the names public unless foul play can be verified...

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                      Posted: December 8, 2009, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                      I wouldn't mind them publishing my name,  but give us a week to get our personal affairs in order.

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                        Posted: December 10, 2009, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

                        I wouldn't mind them publishing my name,  but give us a week to get our personal affairs in order.

                        MarkP

                        You get anywhere from 6 to 12 months to get your affairs in order, just don' claim the ticket right away. 

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                          Posted: December 15, 2009, 4:50 am - IP Logged

                          Does the lottery have the right or duty to maintain anyone's anonymity? 

                          This is a tough one, balancing considerations of safety and privacy against transparency and the people's right to know.

                          I would like to remain anonymous as much as anyone if I won the big one but how could we let the lottery have the authority to say somebody won and we're not telling you who? If that wouldn't open the door to corruption by lottery officials I don't know what would.

                          As much as we dislike the idea of being "outed," don't you think it might be necessary to maintain the integrity of the whole process?

                          Don't we have the right to know who the winner was if only to feel assured that it wasn't some friend or relative of a lottery official that claimed the prize?

                          I find this to be a tough question and I don't really know what the answer should be.

                          AS A GROUP OF late nite music "stone's">>>>only one (1) can carry a weapon!!!!!!!!!!! per D "LAW"!!!!!!!!!

                          our studio (place of buessinnet>>>>>>>>>>broken into several time's) we R on back side of a MAIN>>>>

                          STREET and pay $$$$$$$$$$$ 4 a location>>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                          One nite last month, someone  broke into a car at our BACKDOOR @ 2:PM in the AM while we were>>>>>

                          try'g 2 get outta D RS >>>>>>THE DRUMMER got off several SHOT'$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                          HIT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>222222222222222222222222222(result>arrest) 4 break'g / felony charge.

                          WE all should apply 4 a gun permit>>>>>>>>but we LIVE ina civilized part ot the CITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                          BUT,<<<<<<<<<<<we travel and we must depend on other people 4 security!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                          happy holiday's 2 >U & UR "FAMILY"$$

                          PSYKOMO>>>>>2009/2010

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                            Posted: December 15, 2009, 5:32 am - IP Logged

                            AS A GROUP OF late nite music "stone's">>>>only one (1) can carry a weapon!!!!!!!!!!! per D "LAW"!!!!!!!!!

                            our studio (place of buessinnet>>>>>>>>>>broken into several time's) we R on back side of a MAIN>>>>

                            STREET and pay $$$$$$$$$$$ 4 a location>>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                            One nite last month, someone  broke into a car at our BACKDOOR @ 2:PM in the AM while we were>>>>>

                            try'g 2 get outta D RS >>>>>>THE DRUMMER got off several SHOT'$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                            HIT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>222222222222222222222222222(result>arrest) 4 break'g / felony charge.

                            WE all should apply 4 a gun permit>>>>>>>>but we LIVE ina civilized part ot the CITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                            BUT,<<<<<<<<<<<we travel and we must depend on other people 4 security!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                            happy holiday's 2 >U & UR "FAMILY"$$

                            PSYKOMO>>>>>2009/2010

                            Glad you got a couple of 'em Psyko.

                            Self defense is always better than counting on the police. I'm strapped everywhere I go. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. I never heard of that law where only one person in a band can carry but then some cities have some weird laws. Their laws are all illegal by the way, and unconstitutional. But if people don't stand up and demand their rights it'll only get worse, especially with the oppressive anti-gun government we have now.

                            There are four words they just can't seem to understand: "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED"

                            Merry Christmas to you and yours Psykomo.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

                            "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                              Posted: December 15, 2009, 6:09 am - IP Logged

                              Glad you got a couple of 'em Psyko.

                              Self defense is always better than counting on the police. I'm strapped everywhere I go. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. I never heard of that law where only one person in a band can carry but then some cities have some weird laws. Their laws are all illegal by the way, and unconstitutional. But if people don't stand up and demand their rights it'll only get worse, especially with the oppressive anti-gun government we have now.

                              There are four words they just can't seem to understand: "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED"

                              Merry Christmas to you and yours Psykomo.

                              PLEASE DONOT LET PSYKO GIVE WRONG IMPRESSION'SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

                              ONLY (ONE) OF 5 IN OUR DrumCAN "carry" BECAUSE, THAT IS THE "way" IT WAS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!!

                              we pay good money on a high rent street $4 our RCS but. OUR BACKDOOR IS on the backside of BUILD'G!

                              we have a key (now) 2 FRONT door!!!!!we HAVE APPLIED>>>>4 PERMIT'SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

                              UR CORRECT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>WE COULD USE SUM>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ak'sssssss!

                              THANK'S

                              psykomo