Nizhnevartovsk January 8, 2020, Manuel Franco from Wisconsin had the privilege of winning the $786 million Powerball Jackpot. He now has the privilege of his life being risked.
Hardoī September 24, 2019, Michael Gebru was killed in an alleged robbery while visiting his homeland in Ethiopia. He had won the lottery of $10,713,714.40 on October 5, 2017. Even though it had been two years of being safe, there were still predators out for his money and his life.
Lottery winners should be given special protection during and after for a period of time. The world has changed and so have the dangers that come with winning big prizes such as the Powerball.
By publicizing the lottery winners faces and locations, they are put at risk and become vulnerable as a target. Not all lottery winners end up in a tragic death but it wouldn’t hurt to watch out for those lucky citizens.