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Anonymous winner in South Carolina?!?!?

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Posted: July 8, 2004, 9:52 am - IP Logged

I thought that only Delaware permits winners to remain anonymous.  But on the Powerball website, it says "Anonymous" for the South Carolina winner.  But in most states, the only way to remain anonymous is through a trust.  Is it fair for the other Powerball winners who are hounded by the press for someone else from a state other than Delaware to be 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: July 8, 2004, 11:41 am - IP Logged

    Of course it is fair for them to remain anonymous. The woman didn't want all the hoopla surrounding her win and she should have that right. However, there are some states (Virgina, Illnois, etc) where she would NEVER be able to get away with being anonymous. Anyone who gets a check (even if it's a partnership, trust, etc) has to go before the public and their pictures will be on the lotto website. They exploit like crazy cause they figure the public should have the right to know. Only thing I can say is thank goodness not all of the states are like that.....

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      Posted: July 8, 2004, 11:52 am - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by ThinkBig on July 08, 2004


      Of course it is fair for them to remain anonymous. The woman didn't want all the hoopla surrounding her win and she should have that right. However, there are some states (Virgina, Illnois, etc) where she would NEVER be able to get away with being anonymous. Anyone who gets a check (even if it's a partnership, trust, etc) has to go before the public and their pictures will be on the lotto website. They exploit like crazy cause they figure the public should have the right to know. Only thing I can say is thank goodness not all of the states are like that.....


      State lawmakers want the winner's identity to be public so that the general public can be assured that the prize money is going to a real person.

      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: July 8, 2004, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

        Even if you can't remain annonymous, how hard is it to change your appearance?  These figures are approximations.  30 min. to dye your hair.  Mine has been several colors this year alone (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Blonde, Black (which it is currently), and Brown).  15 min. to shave a mustache or beard off.  1-3 days to grow a mustache or beard.  30 seconds to change clothes.  1 year for a gender reassignment surgery.  It isn't that hard to change your apearance to make people not recognize you as the winner. 

        I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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          Posted: July 8, 2004, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

          DoctorEW220 says "1 year for a gender reassignment surgery"

          I don't know about that one. lol

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            Posted: July 8, 2004, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

            Gender reassignment surgery

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

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              Posted: July 8, 2004, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

              my uncle bob becams my aunt angela in less than a year.  i call her "uncle boobs".  anyway, if you go to canada to get it done, you can bypass the required 1 year wait for the surgery.

              I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.