|Posted: March 1, 2008, 6:05 am - IP Logged|
Yeah, That's why no one in my family will know if I can help it. Blind Trust. I will do something for them but in such small increments that it wouldn't raise suspicions. I will simply tell them that I won on a scratcher or something and let them ask for the
$5 or $10 k that I will gladly cough up in small pieces. My famliy woulDn't knock me in the head or anything But I will not have ANY peace.
TRY AND FIND ME!
But then again, How do you keep a large Lottery win a secret?
1. The retailer who sold you the winning ticket is probably going to do some research to try and identify you. Your probably on camera when you purchased a ticket.
2. Cashing in your winning ticket at lottery headquarters. There is another group of interested observers. Lottery security will probably do a detailed background check of some sort to see if your eligible for the payout. Lottery marketing people will be interested in posting your picture everywhere too.
3. Oops, you mentioned a trust. You probably had to hire an attorney. Boy, if you ever wanted to keep anything a secret, just hire a "trust"ing attorney. There is no such thing!!
4. You got to keep the money somewhere . . . hopefully in a Federal bank. One of the more not so secretive institutions around.
Hmmm, I wonder if any of your distant or not so distant relatives work at any of these places.
Good luck trying to keep it a secret!! Once somebody knows you got it, they will scheme ways to get it from you - legally or illegally!