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Bondi Junction
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Posted: June 27, 2011, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

The above was in a state lottery press release.

 

This is what I like about Australian state lotteries, winners can remain anonymous. I think it is madness for US lotteries to require winners to go public, in many cases it has negative consequences for the winners.

We all get a lot out of lotteries!

    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: June 27, 2011, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

    The above was in a state lottery press release.

     

    This is what I like about Australian state lotteries, winners can remain anonymous. I think it is madness for US lotteries to require winners to go public, in many cases it has negative consequences for the winners.

    Without transparency the whole thing hinges on trust.

    If they don't have to tell you who won, they can pretty much let anybody they want win and you wouldn't know the difference.

    It's a delicate balance.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Bondi Junction
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      Posted: June 27, 2011, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

      Without transparency the whole thing hinges on trust.

      If they don't have to tell you who won, they can pretty much let anybody they want win and you wouldn't know the difference.

      It's a delicate balance.

      The UK and NSW Lotteries are the most reputable lotteries in the world. Both lotteries give winners the option of remaining anonymous, and the vast majority choose to do so. It is not about covering anything up, it is about not putting winners in a difficult position.
       
      These lotteries have many checks and balances to ensure all is above board. With to UK media, especially to ruthless tabloids, the lottery could not get away with anything.
       
      Most players, winners or not, support the right to anonymity, thinking and hoping, 'if I win, I would like to remain anonymous.'

      We all get a lot out of lotteries!

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: June 27, 2011, 9:55 pm - IP Logged
        The UK and NSW Lotteries are the most reputable lotteries in the world. Both lotteries give winners the option of remaining anonymous, and the vast majority choose to do so. It is not about covering anything up, it is about not putting winners in a difficult position.
         
        These lotteries have many checks and balances to ensure all is above board. With to UK media, especially to ruthless tabloids, the lottery could not get away with anything.
         
        Most players, winners or not, support the right to anonymity, thinking and hoping, 'if I win, I would like to remain anonymous.'

        That's all well and good if you can genuinely trust 'em.

        But I live in Tennessee.

        This is where they killed Buford Pusser for being too honest.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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

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          Posted: June 27, 2011, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

          Maybe they killed him because the had a funny name?

          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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            Posted: June 27, 2011, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

            Maybe they killed him because the had a funny name?

            I'm gonna pretend I didn't see that.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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

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              Posted: June 27, 2011, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

              Without transparency the whole thing hinges on trust.

              If they don't have to tell you who won, they can pretty much let anybody they want win and you wouldn't know the difference.

              It's a delicate balance.

              I know they have to disclose your name, city and the location where you purchase the ticket but can you deny press conference or deny having your pictures taken?

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                Posted: June 27, 2011, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

                I know they have to disclose your name, city and the location where you purchase the ticket but can you deny press conference or deny having your pictures taken?

                Different states have different protocols.

                All depends where you live.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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

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                  Posted: June 27, 2011, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

                  That's all well and good if you can genuinely trust 'em.

                  But I live in Tennessee.

                  This is where they killed Buford Pusser for being too honest.

                  i agree with you the reason why they killed Buford Pusser  he was to honest and that made him dangerous  But I think its ok to release the person name ,but i feel that they should  not be force to have a picture took


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                    my brother won a million dollars 20 years ago and they made him take his picture and gave out his name and it was awful for him

                    he had to change is phone # 4 times but they would still get it and called him all hours of the day and night

                    he actually got a call from some saying that he went to school with my brother and that my brother had borrow a  $5.00 of him and he wanted it back with interested  and one time he was in a store some woman was staring at him then all at once she yell out hey everybody that the man that hit the million  i wonder  what  really happen to the big jackpot winners 

                     when i hit the lottery i will check into letting a proxy to claim  it

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                      one time he was in a store some woman was staring at him then all at once she yell out hey everybody that the man that hit the million  i wonder  what  really happen to the big jackpot winners

                      If I win 100 million dollars, the first thing I am going to do is to change my face by having a plastic surgery.Big Smile

                        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                        one time he was in a store some woman was staring at him then all at once she yell out hey everybody that the man that hit the million  i wonder  what  really happen to the big jackpot winners

                        If I win 100 million dollars, the first thing I am going to do is to change my face by having a plastic surgery.Big Smile

                        I wouldn't mess with my face.

                        Most broads think it's perfect.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          I wouldn't mess with my face.

                          Most broads think it's perfect.

                          Well, in your case, you just need to shave your beard Wink

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                            The National Lottery in the United Kingdom can boast the millions of happy winners it’s made over the years since 1994. There are a number of prize levels in the National Lotto, but usually it’s the jackpot winners that get the fame. Since December of 1994 National Lottery winners have a right to their anonymity when a ticket holder was hounded by the media against her wishes.

                            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                              Irish Lottery

                              All cash prizes won in National Lottery games are paid out as tax-free lump sums. All prizes in Monday Million, Lotto, All or Nothing, and EuroMillions games must be claimed within 90 days of the applicable drawing dates. No minor under the age of eighteen years may purchase tickets for or claim prizes in any National Lottery game. Winners have the right to remain anonymous.

                              We all get a lot out of lotteries!