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Should lottery winners' names be made public?

( Updated: 2014-11-28 08:06

Jimmy (US)

It's the public that puts up the money for these lotteries, and the public has a right to know who wins it.

It also ensures public scrutiny of how the government distributes the winnings. Keeping winning names secret offers no guarantee that the government is actually paying. If you don't want the public to know about your millions, don't voluntarily engage in a public lottery.

Should lottery winners' names be made public?

Neil Trotter a car mechanic and racing driver from Coulsdon, United Kingdom kisses his partner Nicky Ottaway at a hotel in Dorking, United Kingdom, after winning the 108 million (pounds sterling) EuroMilllions lottery, Tuesday, 18th March 2014. Picture by Stephen Lock [Photo/IC]

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