|Posted: April 17, 2012, 5:39 pm - IP Logged|
Illinois isn't the only state that doesn't allow anonymity, most don't. I thik there are only four that do (it's here on LP somewhere).
Recently I talked with a clerk that had some good points, the lotteries, and their rules, were around before the intrernet and Google and Google Earth and what have you. In the past when they disclosed winners names it wasn't like broadcasting them "to anyone and everyone" like it is now.
Illinois would be a red state if it wasn't for Cook County and Chicago, but ubfortunately that's all any Illinois politician needs to take an election.
Since Wisconsin changed it's mind about concelaed carry, Illinois is now the only state that doesn't allow it. This gets even more interesting, Illinois does not allow concelaed carry but requires any one who owns a gun or wants to buy a gun or ammo to obtain a FOID - Firearms Owner's Identification Card.
Not too long ago one of the communist liberal politicians wanted the state to print a list of every gun owner in the state. Thank goodness that didn't go through but what kind of lame idiot would even want it?
Now let's consider all this and think about a few years ago someone "downstate" (anywhere south of Chicago) won a jackpot and several times some wanna be thugs were arrested for trying to rob him - "That's the millionaire, let's get him", "That's where the millioinaire lives, let's wait for him to come out".
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
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.