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Posted: January 20, 2004, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

I've searched past threads and haven't really found an answer, IF you happen to win, how can you keep your name private, if its even possible ( I know about the lottery's posting the winners name, city)

I apologize if this has been asked already.

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    Posted: January 20, 2004, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

    My

    Good luck to everyone!

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      you hear stories of people being hounded days after they win,i understand changin your phone # and all, but once local news gets a hold of the info you better believe that you'll dventually be found, me personally I could care less about who won, just that it wasn't me.  I had a friend who won some money from the casino's in gulfport,MS and by the time he got home he had churches and such on his answering machine beggin for money. ( he won around 185,000 on a progressive slot machine)

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        Posted: January 20, 2004, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

        Here's a ground floor oppor

        if at first you don't succeed ... destroy all evidence you ever tried  Cool 

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          Posted: January 20, 2004, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

          Wha

          Good luck to everyone!

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            Posted: January 20, 2004, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

            I've read about setting up a blind trust to keep your name out of it but, I'm not a financial whiz or legal expert so I don't know if that will work.....if you get a accounting or law firm to set up a blind trust as you being the beneficiary they should not be able to get your name...........I don't know if that is possible

             

            anybody who wants to tackle it feel free.....................

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              Posted: January 20, 2004, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

              i still think that i have t

              ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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                Posted: January 20, 2004, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

                seriously, i wish that all of the states participating in the mega lottery games would offer jackpot recipients the option of total anonymity. correct me if i'm wrong but i believe that some european lotteries do offer full anonymity. whether it can be achieved is another question. i don't know how it could be done...but i wish it were an option. if anonymity were offered, i'd certainly take it.

                ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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                  Posted: January 20, 2004, 11:44 pm - IP Logged
                  Quote: Originally posted by golotto on January 20, 2004



                   >>>but i believe that some european lotteries do offer full anonymity<<<<





                  Yes, the British Camelot lotto gives the winner that option, there may be others.

                  if at first you don't succeed ... destroy all evidence you ever tried  Cool 

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                    Posted: January 21, 2004, 6:38 am - IP Logged

                    One thing I have thought of that would draw less attention in the local area where you live is to buy your tickets through betslips.com or some other reputable online service where the tickets would be bought in different state than which you live in. If you did hit the jackpot with tickets in another state, people would be slower to pick up on it and there would be less of a media blitz around where you live and maybe you would receive less attention. But people would still find out dventually.

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                      Posted: January 21, 2004, 6:51 am - IP Logged

                      Not a "blind trust", an inter vivos (living) personal property trust (revocable). You would be involved in the entire process, not just as a beneficiary, but also as a Grantor (person who creates the trust), Trustee (person who manages the trust in accordance with the grantor's requests), and the beneficiaries would be immediate family or anyone else you wanted to name.

                      Some issues would be

                      1. Successor trustee (someone to take over if you happen to become incapacitated or die, usually a spouse, but can be anyone, including a financial institution)

                      2. the "Trust" part, or having a ticket claimed... here you would either need to hire an attorney to claim the ticket on behalf of the trust, OR my personal plan "B"... claim it yourelf pretending to be just a trustee (you could even claim it's your new career, claiming large jackpots for those wishing to remain anonymous... the trust's name would be on the ticket anyway.

                      3. Taxes... personal property trusts are NOT tax shelters, the GRANTOR is responsible for all taxes.

                      4. getting a lawyer to create a trust without trying to rip you off... DO NOT tell them it's for a lottery win, you can create a personal property trust with $1 ,with the provision to add more later.

                      5. don't lose the trust! There are NO public records of a trust, so keep your trust in a safe deposit box AND a copy in a home safe (if you have one). A trust is simply a document that was notarized.

                      you need the NAME and ADDRESS on the back of a winning ticket, you CAN use the name of the trust, and it might not be a bad idea to set up a post office box as an address for the trust. You cannot hide from uncle sam, it's the idiot press that you will need to avoid.

                      Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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                        Posted: January 21, 2004, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

                        hypersoniq



                        That's very good information, either you know a lot, or are able to find out about anything, or both.

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                          Posted: January 23, 2004, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

                            As long as the state and Uncle Sam gets their share,the winner should be able to remain unknown,but you know how folks like to gossip!

                            " No matter what you make,all that you can take is what you give away"


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                            Posted: January 23, 2004, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

                            you have the right to be unknown!

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                              Posted: January 23, 2004, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

                              This might be useful to you. In 1999 somebody won power ball in washington DC . remain private and claimed their jackpot with help of his lawyer.

                              The winner of the December 11, 1999 Power ball drawing has formed a trust to claim the prize. Although the lottery has checked out the winner as required by law and rules, the $24,463,084.04 lump sum prize is being claimed by a trustee. The Lottery confirmed that the winner is from Maryland, is at least 18 years old, and is not a DC lottery employee. Trustee H. Dean Bouland says his client has not quit his or her job and does not want any publicity. The winning quick pick ticket was purchased at S & S Liquors in Washington, DC.

                               If I win big jackpot I will be defenatly in touch with that or other lawyer. One more thing, there is only one state allow Jackpot winner to stay private is Delaware !!