Census Should we know who wins the lottery?

Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthTunick, Aug 8, 2013.

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Do we need to know about these schmucks?

Yay 2 vote(s) 9.1%
Nay 20 vote(s) 90.9%
  1. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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  2. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I say no because it's really none of our business and it sets these people up to get robbed.
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  3. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On the other hand, often it's their choice whether or not to come forward so *shrugs* I don't really care either way, if they want to come forward fine, if they don't, then leave them be.
  4. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Are you asking if they should remain anonymous if they want to? If so, I say yes. The lottery commissions want advertising, but they seem to have little trouble attracting people in states where winners are protected. If you're asking if there should be some sort of "ban" on news related to the lottery, I say I don't give a ****.
    JoinTheSchwarz and Juliet316 like this.
  5. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    Yeah, it's about a ban on lottery news stories.
  6. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Have you considered just ignoring them?
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  7. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    I do, for the most part... I wanted other folks opinions. :p
  8. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    News is reported. You don't have to consume it.
  9. Zapdos Force Ghost

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    I don't see any good coming out of everyone knowing who just became a multi-millionaire, no
    R2-DK and anakinfansince1983 like this.
  10. CloneUncleOwen Force Ghost

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    I don't believe that it's necessary to identify lottery winners; however I insist that after they have been swindled/cheated/robbed out of
    their winnings by their drunken, unemployable relatives and friends, they should be exposed and humiliated for their blundering altruism
    on programs such as AMERICAN GREED.
    anakinfansince1983 likes this.
  11. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    Yes. I want to know who to hate. And take advantage of. :p
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  12. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    The lottery is a business like any other. Winners' names are made public in order to keep the lottery on the up-and-up.

    Let's say lottery winners did in fact remain anonymous....what would stop the lottery officials from lying in order to pocket money from a non-winning drawing?

    If a car dealership were to put a brand new Toyota up for raffle, sell a few thousand tickets for it, then, after all is said and done, claim "Yes, as a matter of fact there was a winner, but they wish to remain anonymous", they'd be hauled into court for operating a scam. The lottery is no different.
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  13. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Actually in some states, it is the law that the winners names are kept quite unless they themselves choose to come public with the fact they won. I believe one of the states involved in the last mega Powerball jackpot prior to this has one such law.
  14. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    No, it's not. Lotteries in the U.S. are run by states. In California, for example, 87% of the revenue (13% being allocated for administration) is supposed to go back to the public in the form of prizes and funding for things such as education.
    Last edited by Darth Guy, Aug 9, 2013
  15. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    UK Lottery gives you a choice if you want publicity or not. If I won (fat chance) I'd probably say No.
  16. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I'm pretty sure that in North Carolina, there is no option to remain anonymous if you hit the jackpot.