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Should Illinois Keep Winners Anonymous?

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Posted: April 16, 2012, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

Why is Illinois so backward on this?  Notice which state's MM winner hasn't come forward yet?  It's just ridiculous parading the winners in a press conference.   Are they waiting for a high profile kidnapping to change the law.  Write your representatives (or in Illinois buy a election campaign fund raiser ticket).  Now, if I could just figure out who my representative is...

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    Posted: April 16, 2012, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

    Why is Illinois so backward on this?  Notice which state's MM winner hasn't come forward yet?  It's just ridiculous parading the winners in a press conference.   Are they waiting for a high profile kidnapping to change the law.  Write your representatives (or in Illinois buy a election campaign fund raiser ticket).  Now, if I could just figure out who my representative is...

    Welcome to Lp jerryb*49,

     why is jersey so backward on this ?

    your pols. are very much like ours,

    in fact our our last gov. Jon Corzine is from IL.

    he bought he's senate seat here, $64 mils. and later the govs. office, $35mils.

    the $s = campaign $ from his own pocket.

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      Posted: April 17, 2012, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

      Why is Illinois so backward on this?  Notice which state's MM winner hasn't come forward yet?  It's just ridiculous parading the winners in a press conference.   Are they waiting for a high profile kidnapping to change the law.  Write your representatives (or in Illinois buy a election campaign fund raiser ticket).  Now, if I could just figure out who my representative is...

      Because of the circumstances, I'd agree this jackpot winner should be allow to collect anonymously, but because of Illinois' repetition there are people that will say without a name and a picture holding the check, the jackpot winnings were going into the pockets of state officials. Even the mayor of Red Bud said "We'll finally get to see who this person is"; yeah, him and a thousand scammers and people looking for a hand out.

      Many states have rules where prize winners are investigated for back taxes, child support, outstanding traffic violations and warrants. So even if the rules allow anonymity, many people will know the identity of the winner.

      But all in all, I believe anyone winning over $600 in any state should have the right to as much privacy as possible.

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        Posted: April 17, 2012, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

        I don't know. I think Illinois is the one state I think I might want the winner to be made public if I lived there. With the democrats solidly in control of the whole state, it has come to be the most corrupt state in the nation. Everybody is on the take in that leftwing liberal snake pit.

        I'd be more worried about one of the democrat politicians stealing the jackpot than I would about criminals and my own safety if I won. And you can bet your life if they think they can get away with stealing the jackpot, they will try it (the ones who aren't in jail already). 

        That's why I'd want the winners to be made public in Illinois if I lived there or any other state infested with democrats.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          Posted: April 17, 2012, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

          jerryb*49,

          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.

          rdgrnr,

          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.

          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: April 17, 2012, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

            Welcome to the LP jerryb*49

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