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I would remain as annonymous as I possibly could.  I would send a proxy.  I would wait a couple of months before I claimed my prize, at least.

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I would try to remain totally annonymous but given the rules of the state I live in I doubt if I could.  So I'd hire an attorney and see if he/she could negotiate some rules for the press conference.  I might also hire a public relations firm.  NOT because I want any publicity...but because they might be able to give me some tips on how to keep publicity to a minimum and or at least be able to control the flow of information.

As for claiming the prize...I'd try to claim it as soon as possible but I would definitely wait until my financial team had all their ducks in a row.  The only thing that might make me wait was if there was an even bigger Mega Millions prize hanging out there for someone else to claim that might attract more publicity than my Powerball prize.

Next hire a few rent a cops...and then...Poof!  Uncle Jim vanishes from public view!

Jim 

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I would try to remain totally annonymous but given the rules of the state I live in I doubt if I could.  So I'd hire an attorney and see if he/she could negotiate some rules for the press conference.  I might also hire a public relations firm.  NOT because I want any publicity...but because they might be able to give me some tips on how to keep publicity to a minimum and or at least be able to control the flow of information.

As for claiming the prize...I'd try to claim it as soon as possible but I would definitely wait until my financial team had all their ducks in a row.  The only thing that might make me wait was if there was an even bigger Mega Millions prize hanging out there for someone else to claim that might attract more publicity than my Powerball prize.

Next hire a few rent a cops...and then...Poof!  Uncle Jim vanishes from public view!

Jim 

Hey Jim,

White BounceWhite BounceLet's secretly go POOF together!  Whichever we win PP or MB!

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I would like to remain annonymous myself....but wouldn't it be nice if the "friends" you haven't spoken to in a while started calling you? "you havent called in over a year, now I am the powerball / lotto winner..you've called me 3 x's this week......!..do me a favor...Lose my ph# again"

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I would try to remain totally annonymous but given the rules of the state I live in I doubt if I could.  So I'd hire an attorney and see if he/she could negotiate some rules for the press conference.  I might also hire a public relations firm.  NOT because I want any publicity...but because they might be able to give me some tips on how to keep publicity to a minimum and or at least be able to control the flow of information.

As for claiming the prize...I'd try to claim it as soon as possible but I would definitely wait until my financial team had all their ducks in a row.  The only thing that might make me wait was if there was an even bigger Mega Millions prize hanging out there for someone else to claim that might attract more publicity than my Powerball prize.

Next hire a few rent a cops...and then...Poof!  Uncle Jim vanishes from public view!

Jim 

If memory serves me someone claiming a past Georgia jackpot had an attorney act as their spokesperson at the press conference .... which sounds like the way to go.  They like being in the public eye and would know all the right words to say.  Cool

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I have been waiting over ten years to win the Powerball so when I win on wednesday I will be there thursday morning to start the processing of the ticket and my claim to the jackpot.  I will take the cash option and when I get the check in hand how ever long the process takes I will seek out financial advice through my bank Wells Fargo.  I will refuse the press conference and just let them release my name and the store were I purchased the winning ticket from.-weshar75

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I would be claiming my jackpot immediately, but not have a conference as my vote.

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I'll be in line as soon as my lawyer can get in the limo and we can make the drive to Lottery Headquarters.  News Conference - I couldn't care less about them.  They want one, I can make them unpleasant or pleasant - depends what is in it for me.  It will be ME that matters!  Winning multi-millions of dollars will not turn my into a coward or sheltered person.  Step right up and do what you do.  If they don't like, what are they gonna do, fire you? 

Criminals? Heheheheheh!  Ever heard of those minimum wage rent-a-cops that get paid to stand between you and real/imagined danger?  When was the last time a rich person was bothered, for being a rich person, in this country?  Scared, move to one of those states, like Texas, that allow you to carry firearms, and hire people who carry firearms.  Definetely get out of New Jersey!  The die-hard Jersey cop would rather see you lay dead in a ditch then have a chance to protect yourself with a firearm.  That attitude starts with the Govenor and dribbles down to the little old ladies scared of their shadows.

 

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Although I'm confused as to what this poll is about, I would claim the jackpot immediately and decline a press conference.

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Take the necessary time to get top notch financial advice and then go and do it your own way.

If you want to rub it in some faces, by all means have the press conference.

If you want to slip in and out- go for it.

Bottom line, it's YOUR call.

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Take the necessary time to get top notch financial advice and then go and do it your own way.

If you want to rub it in some faces, by all means have the press conference.

If you want to slip in and out- go for it.

Bottom line, it's YOUR call.

Agree. Remember, with one hundred million dollars - or more - you are no longer a renter, you are an owner.  Enjoy the purchasing power.

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Different states have different laws regarding claiming a lottery prize.  In the great and sovereign state of Indiana, the wonderful Hoosier Lottery forces the winner to claim his/her own prize and to participate in a Press conference.  No attorneys, no spokesperson, no corporations and no blind trusts.  It's just you and a roomful of your closest friends from the media.  Oh and CNN too.

So if you're lucky enough to win the Lottery...but unlucky enough to live in Indiana just remember the disclaimer on the back of your ticket...the same ticket you have to sign in order to collect your prize:

The holder of this ticket (NOTE: That's you lucky lotto winner) agrees to participate in interviews with Lottery public relations personnel and the media and grants permission to use his/her name, photograph, comments and image in lottery sponsored advertising promotions.

Trust your Uncle Jim on this one boys and girls...I've researched it and there's only way to get around it in Indiana.  And that is if you can prove some kind of life threatening medical condition that would result in some harm to your health if you went public.  

Jim

PS I wonder if the Hoosier Lottery would like to use a picture of me giving Esther Schneider the bird in their advertising campaigns?

PPS Hey Mylollipop...if we both win and we both disappear how would we ever find each other?

PPPS Uh..perhaps I should make myself clear.  If we both win.  (Uncle Jim's mommy didn't raise any children stupid enough to promise to split a Powerball prize with someone on the internet.)

 

 

 

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Different states have different laws regarding claiming a lottery prize.  In the great and sovereign state of Indiana, the wonderful Hoosier Lottery forces the winner to claim his/her own prize and to participate in a Press conference.  No attorneys, no spokesperson, no corporations and no blind trusts.  It's just you and a roomful of your closest friends from the media.  Oh and CNN too.

So if you're lucky enough to win the Lottery...but unlucky enough to live in Indiana just remember the disclaimer on the back of your ticket...the same ticket you have to sign in order to collect your prize:

The holder of this ticket (NOTE: That's you lucky lotto winner) agrees to participate in interviews with Lottery public relations personnel and the media and grants permission to use his/her name, photograph, comments and image in lottery sponsored advertising promotions.

Trust your Uncle Jim on this one boys and girls...I've researched it and there's only way to get around it in Indiana.  And that is if you can prove some kind of life threatening medical condition that would result in some harm to your health if you went public.  

Jim

PS I wonder if the Hoosier Lottery would like to use a picture of me giving Esther Schneider the bird in their advertising campaigns?

PPS Hey Mylollipop...if we both win and we both disappear how would we ever find each other?

PPPS Uh..perhaps I should make myself clear.  If we both win.  (Uncle Jim's mommy didn't raise any children stupid enough to promise to split a Powerball prize with someone on the internet.)

 

 

 

AFAIK NY winners also have to participate in a press conference. One recent winner bolted during his.

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WHY WORRY ABOUT IT?  The odds of ANY of you winning a Lottery JACKPOT are ASTRONOMICAL.  I will make a BOLD PREDICTION:  Nobody on LotteryPost will ever win a lottery jackpot!  How is that for a REALITY CHECK???

Hummmm - may all your children be born naked and hungry.  Then stay that way through enternity.

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WHY WORRY ABOUT IT?  The odds of ANY of you winning a Lottery JACKPOT are ASTRONOMICAL.  I will make a BOLD PREDICTION:  Nobody on LotteryPost will ever win a lottery jackpot!  How is that for a REALITY CHECK???

You may be right but I doubt it.

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