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anonymous lotto winners anymore?

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in the old days, you didn't have to put your face in front of a tv or the newspaper. but now isn't it REQUIRED to get your money? it's almost a free ticket for the leeches to stick on you..aka relatives, old friends, kidnappers,...etc.

this is my biggest concern when i win the lottery. i worry about my kids being kidnapped.

any way to prdvent the spam when you win, can you win anonymously anymore?

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If you play the lottery in the state of Virgina you CANNOT remain anonymous, especially if you win the jackpot. Virgina will not even allow you to claim it with a trust. Everyone who wins money in a jackpot will have to appear for a press conference plus they will post your photo on their website. The same thing applies to those who win big in the state of Illinois.

If you are concerned about anonymity, perhaps you should journey on up to Maryland and get your MM tickets...I have known for jackpot winners to be anonymous in that state, especially if the jackpot wasn't huge.

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Lotto winners are generally public record if someone really wants to know.  If you win, would you move to a new city?  That is one option.  The state lotto organizations have a vested interest in generating as much publicity as possible.  There would be a lot of factors working against you.

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i live in a neighbourhood a

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very few states will let you claim a jackpot ticket by mail.

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I thought that if I had won the 295 million Mega last week, and with my passion for privacy, I would have inquired (with the assistence of my lawyer, naturally) about the possibility of selling the ticket, at a discount to some big shot who would like to make a quick million. I live in Virginia, so apparently from what I read here, a trust is not an option.

I would give up a million of a super (or some part of a not so super) jackpot to avoid the slings and arrows that come with famous money.

Would Donald Trump buy a 118 million dollar cash ticket for, say, 116 million?

Just a thought. Opinions?

 

                   

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If you win, this is what you do.



1. Wait atleast 2 weeks before you claim your prize. And tell no one that you won. Move all your stuff out of your old house.



2. Get a lawyer, finacial advisor, personal security.



3. Live out of a hotel those 2 weeks and atleast a month after you win.



4. Move, change your numbers and tell no one you don't want to know.



If you are smart, you can prdvent all types of BS happening to you. You got to let these people know you mean business.



Moving to where alot of other rich people are helps, because then you are not alone.

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I would not like to remain

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If I had to get my picture taken to get the money... I would pose with a pair of .45 handguns and a wild look in my eyes...  Hope PA still lets you claim with a trust in the unlikeley dvent I win...

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Quote:Originally posted by MetroPlex on July 18, 2004

4. Move, change your numbers and tell no one you don't want to know.






Here's a thought ...hehe...  though I'm just evil like that.  Give a telephone number, but either it's a 900 number or a number that ends up telling you to dial up a 900 number and it costs $50 a minute e.e;

^^; heehee...


Quote:Originally posted by hypersoniq on July 18, 2004


If I had to get my picture taken to get the money... I would pose with a pair of .45 handguns and a wild look in my eyes...  Hope PA still lets you claim with a trust in the unlikeley dvent I win...




I just have to come up there in my "normal" clothing ... and with my "normal" evil stare ....

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Quote:Originally posted by ThinkBig on July 17, 2004



If you play the lottery in the state of Virgina you CANNOT remain anonymous, especially if you win the jackpot. Virgina will not even allow you to claim it with a trust. Everyone who wins money in a jackpot will have to appear for a press conference plus they will post your photo on their website. The same thing applies to those who win big in the state of Illinois.

If you are concerned about anonymity, perhaps you should journey on up to Maryland and get your MM tickets...I have known for jackpot winners to be anonymous in that state, especially if the jackpot wasn't huge.




      Are you sure that you can't form a trust to claim the prize in Virginia?  I figured that even if you don't live in a state that allows people to remain anonymous, you can still form a trust and have your attorney pick it up.
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