Des Moines Register: The Social Security numbers of almost 3,000 Iowa Lottery winners were publicly released and posted to a website, the Iowa Lottery acknowledged during a board meeting today. The Social Security numbers were of 2,967 winners in 2011 who had won prizes of $600 or more. They were released to a journalist and posted on a website for nine or 10 days before it was discovered Friday and taken down, an attorney for the lottery said.