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It's time the lottery needs to stop releasing a person name and picture when a big win is won!

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Posted: February 24, 2015, 11:32 am - IP Logged

No, it shouldn't, but the same goes for those of us who want transparency. 

One more time:  if your state doesn't allow anonymity, then you should petition your state legislature to pass a law or however it's done in your state, perfectly fine by me, it's none of my business.  Texas releases the names of winners and that's fine by me. Unless you live in this state, it's none of your business.   Sweep around your own door.

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    Posted: February 24, 2015, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

    The winner in Puerto Rico was able to claim anonymously.  Great place to win the lottery you don't have to pay federal taxes and you can remain anonymous.

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      Posted: February 28, 2015, 11:47 am - IP Logged

       Lottery Winner's Home Invaded and Robbed by Four Masked Gunmen

      http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Four-Masked-Men-Rob-Kinston-Woman-In-Her-Home-226297601.html

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        86-Year-Old Man Murdered Shortly After Claiming He Won Lottery Prize

        http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2015/02/09/20-year-old-arraigned-in-death-after-reported-lottery-win/

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          Posted: February 28, 2015, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

          Already mentioned...and, if you had read the article, lottery officials say no winning ticket had or has been cashed.  Try and keep up, Itchy.

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             Lottery Winner's Home Invaded and Robbed by Four Masked Gunmen

            http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Four-Masked-Men-Rob-Kinston-Woman-In-Her-Home-226297601.html

            No proof it was b/c of a lottery win, but I'd grant the timing is suspicious.    What's not mentioned is if her name was released by the lottery (do they on such "small" prize amounts?)  or if she or her husband or some other family member blabbed about it. 

            Nice try, but no cigar.  Thanks for playing!

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              Murderer of Florida Lottery Winner Convicted

              (Woman was unknown to the victim before the lottery win, she targeted and befriended him in order to murder him and take his money)

              http://abcnews.go.com/US/lottery-murder-deedee-moore-found-guilty/story?id=17926009

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                Posted: February 28, 2015, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

                No proof it was b/c of a lottery win, but I'd grant the timing is suspicious.    What's not mentioned is if her name was released by the lottery (do they on such "small" prize amounts?)  or if she or her husband or some other family member blabbed about it. 

                Nice try, but no cigar.  Thanks for playing!

                You apparently aren't sharp enough to have noticed the video, which includes her on a televised award ceremony holding up an oversized check with her name on it. Her name and location were also prominently reported on the state lottery website. Two days later - armed home invasion. You're in denial, pal.

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                  Posted: February 28, 2015, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

                  Sorry, I have my browser locked down and have to give permission to play Flash...and I didn't.   If you don't, then it makes me sharper than you, bud.

                  You'd do better with your time spent whining on message boards about this issue and put it towards trying to get the law changed in your own state.

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                    Posted: February 28, 2015, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

                    Murderer of Florida Lottery Winner Convicted

                    (Woman was unknown to the victim before the lottery win, she targeted and befriended him in order to murder him and take his money)

                    http://abcnews.go.com/US/lottery-murder-deedee-moore-found-guilty/story?id=17926009

                    Murdered AFTER they became friends.  She wasn't a stranger when she killed him. Once again, you're splitting hairs.

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                      Posted: February 28, 2015, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

                      Already mentioned...and, if you had read the article, lottery officials say no winning ticket had or has been cashed.  Try and keep up, Itchy.

                      If you had actually comprehended the article, you would realize that the victim told some people he had won the lottery. Even this tiny bit of publicity caused him to be murdered, so all the more reason not to broadcast winner info to the public at large.

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                        Posted: February 28, 2015, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                        Murdered AFTER they became friends.  She wasn't a stranger when she killed him. Once again, you're splitting hairs.

                        If he had been allowed to remain anonymous, she would've never known who he was, thus she wouldn't have been able to target and murder him. You're in denial, pal.

                        In a news video, the victim stated he would like to have his old life back, so he could walk down the street without everyone knowing who he was! If the lottery had allowed him to remain anonymous, he could've done so without being targeted for murder!

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                          Lottery winners sometimes experience high-profile misfortune. West Virginia businessman Andrew "Jack" Whittaker Jr. is a well-known example; he won $112 million after taxes in 2002. Among his personal tragedies since then, his granddaughter and daughter have both died, and he has allegedly been robbed several times.

                          Another case is Abraham Shakespeare of Florida, who was slain after winning a $31 million lottery prize. A friend was charged with murder in his death last year and has pleaded not guilty. Shakespeare, Whittaker and other unlucky winners have been featured in documentaries such as E!'s "Curse of the Lottery."

                           

                           

                          Winning lotteries is not a curse, by the publicity required by many lotteries certainly is.

                          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                            Posted: February 28, 2015, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

                            This week on Good Morning America, the winner of of power ball from Nc was on Tv, and here I am thinking, are you crazy , you are going to become a target, some people just don't get it. 

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                              "The daughter of a Canadian lottery winner said she believes her mother was robbed and beaten [in a home invasion] because information was published about the winner."

                              httphttp://www.lotterypost.com/news/222046://www.lotterypost.com/news/222046

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