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$196M Ohio lottery winner trying to claim anonymously?

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Posted: May 27, 2008, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

Set up an LLC, owned by a trust and send your attorney to claim it.  Skip town shortly after...................we can dream can't we??Approve

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    Posted: May 28, 2008, 2:51 am - IP Logged

    Am I the only person that would not give money to ANY of my friends?  If a friend of mine won a lottrey jackpot I would not expect anything from him/her except maybe a night out drinking.

     

    (mefirstyoulast, where are you?  I have a feeling we are on the same page with this one)

    JWB

    As far as I am concerned, you are not the only one who wouldn't GIVE money to friends.  I for one, have no intention on just giving away money that I should win in the lottery.  I would give some money to my parents who are living off of social security at the moment and would pay off all my moms medical bills and provide them enough $$ to live comfortably.

    I would also pay off any debts that I have with family members who have helped me in the past.  But to go off and just give $$ to family just because I won or was asked to help them financially, there is no way in hell that I will do that.

    I would take the money and then simply disappear with my wife and kids.  If that includes moving out of the country, so be it.


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      Posted: May 28, 2008, 11:59 am - IP Logged

      I can't help, again, wondering how much interest I am willing to throw away because of a paranoia.  The answer keep coming up with zero!  Waiting weeks to claim the money, means weeks without the money, thus zero interest. That does not appear to be the smartest decision I could make. All because I am not grown up enough to tell some one to kiss off. or use stronger phrases? Nadda! I know how to keep what is mine!  Learned how to do that with a weekly paycheck for fifty plus year! Then again, if I was immature, insecure, and paranoid, wastng money wouldn't bother me at all. Hey, might even hire some one to tell me when to visit the lu.

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        Posted: May 28, 2008, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

        I don't blame that person,the day i win the lotto i will stay anonymous it's nobody business.

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          Posted: May 28, 2008, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

          I am actually kind of surprised at some of the reactions to this story. With all the questions about how to claim anonymous to protect from the kooks and moochers with sob stories showing up at your door or in your mail, you would think all of you would be cheering this person on.  It sounds to me like someone is attempting to take the right steps anyway.

          Anonymous claiming would be my first question, maybe not via blind trust. I don't really know at this point.  If my first inquiry resulted in a negative, I would then ask about skipping the press conference.

          One of these days, some lottery winner is going to get stalked by some creep and either hurt or killed.  As a single woman with college age children, my privacy and safety would be #1.

          Actually, there have been quite a few lottery winners that have beenstalked or/and killed. Here are just a few stories from the newssection that Todd has posted:

          4 charged in killing of $250,000 lottery winner in Ohio
          Ex-boyfriend charged with killing $5M lottery winner
          Cops say co-worker killed Lotto winner
          Wife Orders Hit on Russian Lottery Winner
          Police foil alleged plot to kidnap lottery winners
          Woman sentenced to life in prison for slaying of lottery winner

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            Posted: May 28, 2008, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

            If you take an average number of (over) 100 lottery winners world wide, annually, and multiple that over the last 20 years, you come up with an astonishingly high number of people. That only counters the jackpot winners.  The count of less then the jackpot is probably 100 or 200 times that.  The number who are bothered are minimal.  Remove those who blab and blab to all who will listen, and that number drops even higher. Remove those who chose to remain in high crime areas, or hang with criminal and druggies, and the number goes down even higher.  Remove those who made it through thrity days (which security consultants can handle), and I don't remember any one being bothered.  If you have security for a month or two, you have exceeded the memory capability of those who would attempt to attack an area with security alarm systems.  Criminals are stupid, but not totally dumb.

            Again, there is zero protection from a blabber mouth.  There is even less then zero protect from a wife; give it up if it is an ex-wife!  Once hormones are released, stone walls are useless. Remaining anonymous does nothing to protect any one from the rage of a wife.  Neither logic, facts, common sense, nor a separation of the Red Sea, will stop an outraged wife.  Watch U-Tube and you'll see proof  of that!  There is a constant exhibit of deranged women, soon there will be one spinning her head and spewing pea soup.

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              Posted: May 28, 2008, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

              Did I not read that Ohio was looking to get rid of the "anonymous" option? 

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                Posted: May 29, 2008, 8:05 am - IP Logged

                Potentially good story, glad I found it. Big Grin If the person is planning on claiming anonymously, I say good for them as long as they then don't go out and make it obvious they did win. Personally that's how I'd want to claim if I could. I have no problem saying "no" and the number of people I would even give a nickle to is extremely small but I just wouldn't want to deal with the hassle of being bugged about it in the first place by people or "charities" whom I feel could just jump off a cliff as far as I'm concerned, the less people who know the better. When I move I don't want anyone I meet to be able to just put my name into google and find a story about my win. I'd rather be able to make up a story that would work for me, not like I'd be going around looking like a have millions of dollars, but I'm certainly not going to appear broke. Granted it'll get out locally thanks to relatives and gossip, but it's easy to control a small group than a huge crowd. I'd like to keep the bullseye as small as possible. I'd get a concealed weapon license along with weapon training as well as getting back into wrestling, Judo and shape. But you can only protect yourselfso much.. But I wouldn't live in fear and a little (and I do mean little) bit of paranoia never hurt anyone.

                 

                People tend to look at lottery winners and their money differently than they do someone who, how should I say this? Earned it? Especially family, more so if they're the jealous type that view a win as though the person doesn't deserve it so why can't they have a share?  Granted I can only really speak of my "family" and most of them are the type that would do whatever they could to get a piece. Thankfully, I don't think it'd be that hard to get away from them to where they wouldn't be able to find me, they're too lazy to put real effort into it anyway. Lottery winners seem to get much less respect than someone who's spent years amassing their fortune for the reason that it's instant money. Many winners seem to have that problem too. Not me though, I'd deserve every penny.

                People tend to look at lottery winners and their money differently than they do someone who, how should I say this? Earned it? Especially family, more so if they're the jealous type that view a win as though the person doesn't deserve it so why can't they have a share?

                Heck, my family feels that way even about people who earn the money.  I have that proverbial "rich uncle."  Two, in fact.  And a well-to-do brother.  Everyone, including my dear sweet mother (who no one would ever suspect) thinks they deserve a piece of that money.  My mother owed the IRS some money last year and expected my brother to pay it.  Why?  If she would have saved her money in the bank, she would could have paid it herself.  She bitched about it for over a year before ever actually doing anything about it.  All that time and she couldn't save the money?  We are talking about someone who owns their own business here, who is doing well and thriving.  Not living paycheck to paycheck.  And yet, those family members who are living paycheck to paycheck wouldn't dream of asking for any money from any of the above. 

                He refused to help her out at all.  I guess he has noticed her clinging to him like white on rice since he started making alot of money.  Her boyfriend ended up paying for it all., which shocked me, since it came from his retirement fund. 

                Naturally, if I won, my mother would be taken care of... but there is something about people who stand with their hands out just because someone is doing better than them, that I don't like.

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                  Posted: May 30, 2008, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

                  Look, that person's pulling into the Gas Station and asking to "fill it" with "Super"! They MUST be the $196M winner because nobody else has that kind of dough! Or they came out of Sam's Club with four bags of rice, another red flag!

                  OK.. it was ME. I lost the ticket in the parking lot. What do you mean, I was in nj the whole time? Prove it! OK, maybe it wasn't me... but you just wait 'till I take up boxing! I'll be rich AND famous!!!

                  Why do people have to use blind trusts? Then I don't know who to be jealous of or who to ask to borrow money from to buy gas or rice!

                  They have computers in Las Vegas???

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                    Posted: June 2, 2008, 2:53 am - IP Logged

                    All winners should be allowed to remain anonymous. It is totally ridiculous that some lotteries require winners to go public. There should be a law allowing winners to remain anonymous. Many who do go public, regret it later. It is time for state governments to legislate for anonymity.

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                      Posted: June 2, 2008, 9:37 am - IP Logged

                      All winners should be allowed to remain anonymous. It is totally ridiculous that some lotteries require winners to go public. There should be a law allowing winners to remain anonymous. Many who do go public, regret it later. It is time for state governments to legislate for anonymity.

                      I Agree! and amen!! and with all these killings and stalkers and sheisty neighbors, i will take the lottery commission to court and sight those reasons alone as to why i MUST claim anonymously. period!

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                        Posted: June 2, 2008, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

                        I Agree! and amen!! and with all these killings and stalkers and sheisty neighbors, i will take the lottery commission to court and sight those reasons alone as to why i MUST claim anonymously. period!

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                          Posted: June 3, 2008, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

                          It seems like I read a story on here a while back about a woman who got the money put into a blind trust but whose name was revealed anyway. Does that ring a bell with anyone?

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                            Posted: June 11, 2008, 1:14 am - IP Logged

                            There is no point in publicly getting the money unless you want to be famous, with all the attendant problems.  People seem to misunderstand the point of claiming anonymously. It is not so no one at all will ever find out - you assume your family and friends will - it is to keep your name out of the papers and internet and keep the beggars, thieves, con men, moochers, long lost cousins, etc. away from your door and your phone. Having $150 million is life changing enough without the circus going on every time you walk out your door.

                            However, if I were young and single and looking to meet women, I'd probably put my picture out there.

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                              It seems like I read a story on here a while back about a woman who got the money put into a blind trust but whose name was revealed anyway. Does that ring a bell with anyone?

                              The only story I'm aware of was the one from a few months ago about the Illinois winner who claimed it in a trust (but for some reason took something like two or three months to do it) but I don't believe the name of the wiiner was released just the attorneys. They did mention something that about the winner working for a pharmacy (or maybe owning it) that if true, pretty much give away who it is to those who live near the winner. But again, that info could have been made up and the winner might have been wearing a disguise aside from the big sun glasses.

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