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Calif. lottery winners try to remain as anonymous as possible

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Posted: October 19, 2010, 10:16 am - IP Logged

OwlCreekBridge said:  "Mike and Lynda Weeks should have gotten a lawyer to protect their identities or at the very least, they should have printed out news articles like these and shown the lotto officials and prove that they can indeed remain completely anonymous.?"

I always assumed California Lotto winners could collect anonymously.  Now I'm not so sure.  You're right about getting a lawyer.  In California, a lawyer costs about $350/hour.  A simple job like this would take no more than 10 hours.  I think they could have afforded $3500.  I can't believe the mistakes people make.  Their mistake may cost them much more in the future.

About showing Calif lottery officials news articles.  They're not going to care or listen to that.  The only thing officials listen to these days are lawyers.

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    Daveyl said:  "You ARE required to furnish your name, address, social security number, driver's license (or other ID) and sign a statement that verifies your documents are genuine."

    So what you're saying is, a blind trust is not an option.  I was hoping it would be.

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      Posted: October 21, 2010, 9:14 am - IP Logged

      Hi...

      There has got to be a way to have SOME OTHER ENTITY'S name be released to the public.

      What about having a corporation go in and collect for you?

      Corporations can release their name, their address, any EIN they have, and in representing you sign the statement that verifies your documents are Genuine.

      It isn't tax avoidance...the state is STILL getting their money. The Fed's are still getting theirs

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        Posted: October 21, 2010, 9:26 am - IP Logged

        Hi...

        There has got to be a way to have SOME OTHER ENTITY'S name be released to the public.

        What about having a corporation go in and collect for you?

        Corporations can release their name, their address, any EIN they have, and in representing you sign the statement that verifies your documents are Genuine.

        It isn't tax avoidance...the state is STILL getting their money. The Fed's are still getting theirs

        ohh shucks let me humble myself and a person can let me sign for it...I'll take the heat for publicity... *weg*

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          Posted: October 21, 2010, 9:43 am - IP Logged

          Daveyl said:  "You ARE required to furnish your name, address, social security number, driver's license (or other ID) and sign a statement that verifies your documents are genuine."

          So what you're saying is, a blind trust is not an option.  I was hoping it would be.

          Why in the world would you want a blind trust???  You have no access to the assets, nor do you have control of them.

          blind trust is a trust in which the fiduciaries, namely the trustees or those who have been given power of attorney, have full discretion over the assets, and the trust beneficiaries have no knowledge of the holdings of the trust and no right to intervene in their handling. Blind trusts are generally used when a settlor (sometimes called a trustor or donor) wishes to keep the beneficiary unaware of the specific assets in the trust, such as to avoid conflict of interest between the beneficiary and the investments. Politicians or others in sensitive positions often place their personal assets (including investment income) into blind trusts, to avoid public scrutiny and accusations of conflicts of interest when they direct government funds to the private sector.

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            Posted: October 25, 2010, 8:46 am - IP Logged

            congratulations to the winners ...all dreams come true.

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              Posted: October 26, 2010, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

              s5thomps, good plan! Another thread in the lottery post dealt with complete anonymity of winners, which ain't gonna happen. Your name, your ssan, your address, phone number and the ticket purchase location/winning amount are all on record.  Lottery officials will interview the winners, and try to coax them into releasing information about their lives and other personal data, but it is IMPERATIVE that you only allow the minimum required information to be released publicly. Otherwise, every swingin' dick with an angle to pry money from your hands will start circling around you like vultures.