Why You Can’t Remain Anonymous If You Win The Lottery Video



Winning the Lottery


If one is lucky enough to beat the odds, a life of privacy is almost guaranteed to be non-existent. to KCCI on YouTube now for more:

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KCCI’S KIM ST.ONGE WENT TO FINDOUT WHY YOU CAN’T REMAINANONYMOUS. KIM: STACEY, THIS LAW HAS BEENIN PLACE SINCE THE IOWA LOTTERYSTARTED IN 1985, IN PART, TOSHOW THAT REAL PEOPLE PLAY ANDWIN. IF YOU’RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BEATTHE ODDS, PREPARE FOR EVERYONETO KNOW WHO YOU ARE. SOMEONE WAS LOOKING AFTER ME. KIM: IOWA LAW REQUIRES BASICINFORMATION BE RELEASED TO THEPUBLIC INCLUDING NAME, CITYYOU LIVE, AND AMOUNT YOU WIN FOR ALL PRIZES OF MORE THAN$600. TOM: I WOULDN’T HAVE ANY TROUBLEWITH THAT. I’D BE SMART ENOUGH TO DO SOMEPLANNING, THOUGH.

I WILL SAY THAT.KIM: ONLY SIX STATES IN THEUNITED STATES ALLOW WINNERS TOREMAIN ANONYMOUS. FREDERICO: I’D CHANGE MYADDRESS, MY PHONE NUMBER, TOO. YOU’D HAVE TO FIND ME. IF YOU WASN’T ONE OF MY CLOSESTFAMILIES, YOU WOULDN’T KNOW IT. KIM: IOWA LOTTERY OFFICIALSPOINT TO THE EDDIE TIPTON HOTLOTTO INVESTIGATION AS A PRIMEEXAMPLE OF WHY TRANSPARENCY ISNECESSARY. THE OWNER OF THE TICKET WANTEDTO REMAIN ANONYMOUS EVEN FROMLOTTERY OFFICIALS. THE FORMER SECURITY DIRECTOR FORTHE MULTI STATE LOTTERYASSOCIATION WAS FOUND GUILTY OFRIGGING THE $14 MILLION DRAWING.

MARY: THAT LAW ALLOWED THEINFORMATION TO BE RELEASED INTHE CASE, AND ALLOWED US TO MAKEA LOT OF THE PROGRESS THAT HASBEEN MADE IN THAT INVESTIGATION.KIM: STATE REPRESENTATIVE BRUCEHUNTER IS IN FAVOR OF REVERSINGTHAT LAW. REP. HUNTER: YOU’VE HEARDSTORIES OF PEOPLE GETTINGSCAMMED. AND HORROR STORIES ABOUT, YOU KNOW, SUPPOSED GOODINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES THATTURNED INTO JUST HORROR STORIES. THAT, I THINK, COULD BE AVOIDED,IF THOSE NAMES WEREN’T MADEPUBLIC. KIM: LOTTERY OFFICIALS SAY IT’SA BALANCING ACT, BETWEEN MAKINGPRIVACY CONCERNS AND MAKING SURETHE GAME IS FAIR. THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEEWILL MEETWITH A LOTTERY OFFICIALS TO.

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