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Hey guys, I forget which states you can claim the Mega Millions and Powerball anonymously. Need help

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Posted: July 30, 2009, 9:03 am - IP Logged

Hey guys, I forgot which states allow you to claim Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots anonymously.  I read a list a while back but forgot the info.  I do remember Maryland being a state where you can claim anonymously.  Can you guys help me out and let me know which states allow it?  And yes, I've already googled it.

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    Posted: July 30, 2009, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

    I don't know about Mega Millions but for Powerball you can claim anonymously in Kansas.

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      Posted: July 30, 2009, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

      Hey guys, I forgot which states allow you to claim Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots anonymously.  I read a list a while back but forgot the info.  I do remember Maryland being a state where you can claim anonymously.  Can you guys help me out and let me know which states allow it?  And yes, I've already googled it.

      The games are multi-state but the rules on claiming anonymously are state-by-state.

      You'd have to google each participating state's lottery website to get that information.

      For a little "anonymous humor" no state can match Delaware. Do a search for that here on LP and see what you find.

      Wink

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: July 30, 2009, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

        I don't know about Mega Millions but for Powerball you can claim anonymously in Kansas.

        Delaware sells Powerball and allows you to remain anonymous (state law allows this).

        Maryland sells Megamillions and allows you to remain anonymous.  However, I don't think there is a state law protecting the anonymity of winners.  So if a reporter were to file a Freedom of Information Act request the winners identity may be revealed.  This recently happened to a winner in Kentucky who wanted to remain anonymous.

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          Posted: July 30, 2009, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

          This is reamaining anonymous a la Delaware:

          http://www.lotterypost.com/news/162293

          Scroll down to the pics.

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            Posted: July 30, 2009, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

            This is reamaining anonymous a la Delaware:

            http://www.lotterypost.com/news/162293

            Scroll down to the pics.

            Of course this is optional.  You don't have to pose for the pic while holding the happy face if you don't want to.

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              Posted: July 30, 2009, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

              You can claim anonymously in California.

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                Posted: July 31, 2009, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

                You can claim anonymously in Michigan for all state games but not for Mega Millions.

                You can't predict random.