NYS Lotto's Collect N' Win game has new verification protocols: Your Stories

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(WSYR-TV) -- A viewer asked the Your Stories team why the New York State Lottery's Collect N' Win game needed the last four digits of a player's social security number. Vincent Lane says he's been playing for years and feels this is an invasion of privacy.

A state lottery spokesperson told NewsChannel 9 that they recently rolled out new verification protocols for the Collect N Win game. The new registration requires users to verify their identity, ensuring the player is a real, unique person over the age of 18 and not a fraud.