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Should lottery winners' names be made public?

( bbs.chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2014-11-28 08:06

Editor's note: Chinese law stimulates that a lottery winner's personal information should be kept confidential. This raises a question, how can the lottery's credibility and transparency be guaranteed? Does the public have the right to know? You're welcome to share your thoughts.

don't ask (Australia)

In Australia most big winners remain anonymous. The draws are supervised by government officials and are subject to extensive audits - for example the balls are weighed before every draw. The only frauds I have ever heard of in Australia involve non-profit organizations running raffles.

I think unless I won a stupid amount I would keep quiet, set myself and my kids up to be unobtrusively comfortable, and turn the rest to good works.

Should lottery winners' names be made public?

A man who won 525 million yuan ($85.7 million) in the China welfare lottery claimed the prize in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, on Monday. The winner, wearing a cartoon bear costume to disguise his identity, promised a charity donation of 12 million yuan. KOU NING/CHINA DAILY

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