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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?

  1. Yay

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  2. Nay

    20 vote(s)
    90.9%
  1. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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  2. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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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

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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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

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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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 ****.
     
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  5. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Yeah, it's about a ban on lottery news stories.
     
  6. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Have you considered just ignoring them?
     
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  7. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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

    Zapdos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I don't see any good coming out of everyone knowing who just became a multi-millionaire, no
     
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  10. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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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.
     
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  11. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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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

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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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

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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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.
     
  15. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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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

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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