Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 9, 2016, 8:10 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Man dons disguise to claim lottery jackpot

New York LotteryNew York Lottery: Man dons disguise to claim lottery jackpot

A New York lottery winner said he disguised himself with a marker-drawn beard when he accepted his prize to protect his new fortune from thieves.

Michael Perez, 51, said he used a marker to draw a goatee on his face and further disguised himself with a hat and sunglasses so thieves would not recognize him while he accepted the $14 million ceremonial check from the New York Lottery, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

I've got to look out for my family, Perez said of his disguise.

Perez, a former warehouse worker who recently became unemployed, said he used a portion of his income-tax refund to buy a lottery ticket with six randomly chosen numbers: 1, 8, 10, 31, 52 and 57.

The choice paid off for Perez in the state's April 1 drawing.

The first thing I want to do is take care of all my debts, he said. But before I do anything serious, I've got to go to Disney World.

Thanks to JackpotWanna for the tip

UPI

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

26 comments. Last comment 9 years ago by MeFirstYouLast.
Page 1 of 2
KyMystikal's avatar - 1457224010054
Florence, Alabama
United States
Member #8658
November 13, 2004
1993 Posts
Offline
Posted: April 17, 2008, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to him!!! This win came in just in time for him. I like the going to Dsney World trip, lol. I think if it was me I probably would have showed up in a Hamburglar costume.

I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

    gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
    ONEONTA,NEW YORK
    United States
    Member #30516
    January 17, 2006
    419 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: April 17, 2008, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

    O MAN'''''''''i was going to do just that idea,if i ever were to win a lotto jackpot...........BananaPartySurrenderParty

      gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
      ONEONTA,NEW YORK
      United States
      Member #30516
      January 17, 2006
      419 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: April 17, 2008, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

      o.........sorry .........congrats to the winner

        wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

        United States
        Member #15143
        May 10, 2005
        414 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: April 17, 2008, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats to the Perez family! Sounds like the windfall came just when they need it most.

          dingo's avatar - lottery of-birth.jpg
          San Jose, California
          United States
          Member #42003
          June 26, 2006
          206 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: April 17, 2008, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

          I'll disguise wen I win also.

            justxploring's avatar - villiarna
            Wandering Aimlessly
            United States
            Member #25360
            November 5, 2005
            4461 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: April 17, 2008, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

            I have an uncommon last name, so anyone who reads about me & cares would recognize my name.   

            At first I thought this was a joke, but I don't see how a disguise will make a difference.  I can't remember what any lottery winner in the past looks like.  I mean, even Jack Whittaker could be standing next to me in the supermarket and I wouldn't have a clue.

            This really explains, however, why all winners should remain anonymous.  A press conference just makes matters worse. The man is concerned about security and rightfully so. Still, let me win $14 million and I'll deal with it. 

            I guess there's no law against it, so I think I'll dress up like a dancing cow.  The problem is that you have to validate your ticket with a photo ID like a driver's license and/or passport.  I just wouldn't know how to explain this:

            Funfilled Cow Chip Day! Send this fun ecard to all your family/friends/loved ones.

              whitmansm2's avatar - Lottery-029.jpg
              Right here...can't you see me?
              United States
              Member #21521
              September 10, 2005
              131 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: April 17, 2008, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

              ROLFAMO!  Why didn't he just wait a few days and grow one on his own?  Maybe he has missing teeth and THAT would give him away.  I have to agree with the other poster....I read these stories, but I have NO idea what they look like now.  I don't care that much to memorize their faces.  (Especially since NONE of them came from Kansas!)

              LOL

               

              But I'm glad he's thinking of these things.  He's smart to have a little mad money before he gets serious too.  That way he's more aware of the rest of the money.

              No No

              Don't cry over spilled milk.  Go milk another cow!!

              Stephanie

                lottocalgal's avatar - Lottery-043.jpg
                CA
                United States
                Member #57222
                December 23, 2007
                587 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: April 17, 2008, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

                I have an uncommon last name, so anyone who reads about me & cares would recognize my name.   

                At first I thought this was a joke, but I don't see how a disguise will make a difference.  I can't remember what any lottery winner in the past looks like.  I mean, even Jack Whittaker could be standing next to me in the supermarket and I wouldn't have a clue.

                This really explains, however, why all winners should remain anonymous.  A press conference just makes matters worse. The man is concerned about security and rightfully so. Still, let me win $14 million and I'll deal with it. 

                I guess there's no law against it, so I think I'll dress up like a dancing cow.  The problem is that you have to validate your ticket with a photo ID like a driver's license and/or passport.  I just wouldn't know how to explain this:

                Funfilled Cow Chip Day! Send this fun ecard to all your family/friends/loved ones.

                I have the same problem,

                I'd HAVE to claim my lotto winning in trust in order to remain anonymous My last name is extremely uncommon.  A disguise wouldnt help me. I'd claim it in trust and wear  a disguise for the employees who work at the Lotto headquarters.  Wig, dark sunglasses, a fat suit, the works.


                  United States
                  Member #59167
                  March 8, 2008
                  174 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: April 17, 2008, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

                  You know, he could have done something intelligent, just refused a show and tell meeting. No press interview, no pictures.  D-U-H !   Why is that fore-thought, for a lottery winner, is always something left on the roadside next to other rationale thoughts? Painting your face with a Magic Marker?  That's as smart as taking your underwear off and placing it over your head!  Paranoia is only a problem when some one cares; right now, the numbers show, no one cares!  If they did, Brad Pitt would have to live in a cage at the back of the zoo, instead of riding his bike all over the world. 

                    Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
                    Republic of Texas
                    United States
                    Member #57557
                    January 9, 2008
                    1095 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: April 17, 2008, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                    Being female, I am not sure I could get away with drawing a goatee on my face....but then maybe I could. Red Devil

                    My last  name is also uncommon, but my home, utilities, cell phones, etc are all still in my married name.  So maybe I found a reason to keep those things in my old name.... Thumbs Up

                    face

                    singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

                      ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
                      Idaho
                      United States
                      Member #56506
                      November 21, 2007
                      6537 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: April 17, 2008, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

                      Congrats to him! It sounds like he really has things planned out.

                      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

                        spy153's avatar - maren

                        United States
                        Member #28409
                        December 15, 2005
                        1198 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: April 17, 2008, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

                        I've got to give the guy credit for trying, myself.   But it's not worth the trouble if they know your name, age and location! LOL Congratulations anyway,  Mr. Perez.  Cheers

                        voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

                          Bondi Junction
                          Australia
                          Member #57242
                          December 24, 2007
                          1102 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: April 17, 2008, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

                          I find it totally ludicrous that the NY lottery dose not allow winners to remain anonymous. State lotteries in Australia allow winners to remain anonymous, it is very unusual for Australian winners to go public.

                            TheGameGrl's avatar - character catafly.jpg
                            A long and winding road
                            United States
                            Member #17084
                            June 10, 2005
                            4530 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: April 18, 2008, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

                            Glad someone won it and it seems like the guy has some common sense.

                            As to a disguise- Im going the Bag lady route. Find a flithy trench coat, rat out the  hair, blacken the teeth and wear old army boots! No guy would want me and surely no lady would care to invite me to tea. Which is fine by me! The funny thing is....I have a name that is so often confused as being of the asian persuasion yet I am not.  Maybe a kabuki dance disguise would really throw folks off! Big Grin

                            ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

                            christmas holly jolly numbers: 255,303,6911, 474,477 silver:47,gold:79.