I'm a long time reader of Lottery Post but a first time poster. I really enjoy reading your post. They are full of humor and common sense.
My girlfriend and I were reading this story and came up with another twist. What do you think?
1. Is it true that when you claim the ticket anonymusly under a trust, that the lottery and IRS know the name and SS# of the real winner even though the public doesn't? If so, we feel the real winner is someone who didn't want the IRS and lottery commission to know who he was. Maybe he's famous, a criminal or tax evader.
If he had done if the normal way, his lawyer would have to give the name of the person who owns the trust to lottery commission and IRS but his identification would not be known to the public or press. Right?
2. We also feel the 3 amigos were used to sheild the real winner to garner publicity for their investment firm. Maybe the deal the real winner made with them was to let them claim the prize for him and in return he'd give them upfront fees, managing fees and all this free publicity for their investment firm. Does that sound reasonable?
Thanks in advance for your comments. I look forward to hearing from you and all the great LP posters.
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