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Pennsylvania right to know and lottery

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Posted: May 1, 2016, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

Silly question.....maybe

 

So if the lottery website only prints partial names, does the "right to know act" give access to full name and other details???

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    Posted: May 1, 2016, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

    Depends which state they won in.  Most states will give out full name and city of residence if requested.  There are only a handful that won't.

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      Posted: May 1, 2016, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

      Silly question.....maybe

       

      So if the lottery website only prints partial names, does the "right to know act" give access to full name and other details???

      Never heard of the "right to know act".  IMO some things are better left unknown.

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        Never heard of the "right to know act".  IMO some things are better left unknown.

        Probably means the "Freedom of information act"

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          Probably means the "Freedom of information act"

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          Thank you....that is exactly what I was referring to.

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            Posted: May 1, 2016, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

            Silly question.....maybe

             

            So if the lottery website only prints partial names, does the "right to know act" give access to full name and other details???

            If you won a major jackpot, would you want the whole country to know about it? Read some of the stories here and you'll say no.

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              Posted: May 1, 2016, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

              Silly question.....maybe

               

              So if the lottery website only prints partial names, does the "right to know act" give access to full name and other details???

              Illinois puts winners pictures and first names on monitors at lotto outlets.

              They used to put full names and hometowns but stopped that after Abraham Shakespeare got killed.

              As gwurston mentioned I'm pretty sure if you won you wouldn't bee too concerned about others' right to know.

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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              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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                US state lotteries should adopt the British Lottery's policies, where all winners have the right to remain anonymous.

                 

                One of the most important decisions for new winners to make is whether to opt to go public or remain anonymous. If a winner decides to talk publicly about their win, Camelot’s PR team will organise a press conference and handle all media interest on their behalf, removing the anxiety that can accompany talking about a big win.

                If they have requested to remain anonymous, Camelot takes its obligations and duty of care to protect winners’ privacy very seriously. Unless a winner agrees to take full publicity and signs an agreement to that effect, no information about them can be released by Camelot into the public domain.

                 

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                  Posted: May 2, 2016, 2:21 am - IP Logged

                  Each state has it's own specific rules about what information is exempt from the FOIA. Most states make the name and hometown of winners public information. Additionally, even states that don't require winners to attend the dog & pony show may still have a requirement allowing the use of their "likeness". All of that information would then be available through the FOIA as public information.

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                    Posted: May 2, 2016, 5:22 am - IP Logged

                    US state lotteries should adopt the British Lottery's policies, where all winners have the right to remain anonymous.

                     

                    One of the most important decisions for new winners to make is whether to opt to go public or remain anonymous. If a winner decides to talk publicly about their win, Camelot’s PR team will organise a press conference and handle all media interest on their behalf, removing the anxiety that can accompany talking about a big win.

                    If they have requested to remain anonymous, Camelot takes its obligations and duty of care to protect winners’ privacy very seriously. Unless a winner agrees to take full publicity and signs an agreement to that effect, no information about them can be released by Camelot into the public domain.

                     

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                      Posted: May 2, 2016, 6:07 am - IP Logged

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                      Not in the UK or Australia, where such information is not a public record.

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                        Not in the UK or Australia, where such information is not a public record.

                        You're not in the UK or Australia Anymore!

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                          I was really hoping west virginia would see some sense and go the anonymous route....

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                            US state lotteries should adopt the British Lottery's policies, where all winners have the right to remain anonymous.

                             

                            One of the most important decisions for new winners to make is whether to opt to go public or remain anonymous. If a winner decides to talk publicly about their win, Camelot’s PR team will organise a press conference and handle all media interest on their behalf, removing the anxiety that can accompany talking about a big win.

                            If they have requested to remain anonymous, Camelot takes its obligations and duty of care to protect winners’ privacy very seriously. Unless a winner agrees to take full publicity and signs an agreement to that effect, no information about them can be released by Camelot into the public domain.

                             

                            Camelot Group are the operators of the UK National Lottery

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                              Posted: May 2, 2016, 10:41 am - IP Logged

                              You're not in the UK or Australia Anymore!

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                              I think it was savagegoose that once posted an Australian lottery ticket is $1.03 AUS, the .03 prepays the tax for the winner.

                              Also, the play slips have a NP (No Publicity) box you can check and that takes care of that.

                              The U.S. could learn an awful lot from that.

                              As myturn stated, the US should adopt those policies.

                              As far as the FOIA goes, well, we have freedom opf speech, too, but that doesn't allow yelling 'fire' in a crowded theater of there isn't one. Personally, I'd hate to win a jackpot and never have another moments' peace because some Bolshevik is a nosy Nelly.

                              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.