Scarp: We lose when the state plays with the price of fame
In this Nov. 29, 2012 file photo, members of the media document store cashier Tanice Stefanich helping a customer at a 4 Sons Food Store where one of the winning tickets in the $579.9 million Powerball jackpot was purchased in Fountain Hills, Ariz. When two winning tickets for a record Powerball jackpot were claimed last month, the world focused on the winners. One, from Missouri, showed up at the newsconference, while the other, in Arizona, chose to remain anonymous. Releasing information on the lottery winners reflects a broader debate playing out in state Legislatures and lottery offices nationwide: Should the winners’ names be made public?(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
Mark J. Scarp is a contributing columnist for the Tribune. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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