Re the article (Nov. 25), "Lottery Can 'Pay Off' With a Bad Feeling, Too":
The article said, "Several $1,000 and $5,000 winners have lost every dime" to the controller's office. It seems to me the winners lose nothing. Instead, they won the ability to repay student loans, past state income taxes, child support and other unpaid obligations--obligations each has consciously made.
They won their money in the form of debt relief and their creditors received past due payments in the bargain. No losers here!