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Wisconsin $40 million PowerBall Winner remains anonymous......

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Posted: June 5, 2007, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_stories.asp

 

 

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Wisconsin
March 31, 2007Cash$40,700,000.00 annuity
$19,321,993.13 cash

 

 

Apparently, Wisconsin Powerball winners can remain anonymous.  The question that now remains is:  Did he have to form a trust to claim the prize with the help of an attorney or did the Wisconsin Lottery allow him to remain anonymous?

Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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    Posted: June 5, 2007, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

    This is what the Wisconsin Lottery website says about remaining anonymous:

     

    Not in the true sense of the word. Wisconsin has what is called an "open records law." In short, virtually any piece of information state government produces or controls is available to any organization or person requesting. The statutes are specific however, in determining what individual information may be subject to this law. Only information "in the public’s interest" may be released by a government agency. What this means for Lottery winners is two-fold. One, it has been determined that it is in the public’s interest to know there have been lottery winners, as the proceeds of the Lottery are for public use (property tax relief). Two, the Lottery, upon request must release the name of the winner and that person’s hometown. Any other information about the winner, future plans or background information will be released only with the winner’s consent. Likewise, the winner may or may not speak to the media—it is not required, nor can it be prevented.

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      Posted: June 5, 2007, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

      You mean Pat Nowlin,  he made a video announcing he won.  Click link to watch video of the "annoymous winner"

       

      http://www.channel3000.com/editorials/13413956/detail.html

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        Posted: June 5, 2007, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

        You mean Pat Nowlin,  he made a video announcing he won.  Click link to watch video of the "annoymous winner"

         

        http://www.channel3000.com/editorials/13413956/detail.html

        he made a video asking for privacy but if he never made the video we wouldnt have known who won.