Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 9, 2016, 11:56 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Opinion: Powerball winners will lose big if they go public

Topic closed. 56 replies. Last post 5 years ago by Lots O-Luck.

Page 2 of 4
53
PrintE-mailLink
OldSchoolPa's avatar - Lottery-057.jpg
Gurnee, Illinois
United States
Member #49731
February 12, 2007
917 Posts
Offline
Posted: September 13, 2011, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

Lucky for me I can remain anonymous if I win, and honestly I'd have to second guess telling my family because, I have a feeling they'd run there mouth.

Don't even second guess...just don't do it if you win.  I wouldn't tell any of my family I won because people will assume that just because you have so much money, you should have no problem lending any to them.  Like others have stated here, I would hire me a law firm (actually, I already have that set...I would just need to schedule an appointment to discuss my "issues").  I would actually accompany my lawyer(s) to the lottery headquarters, but I would be so incognito, I would give Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence a run for their money in being disguised...I would of course be there as the financial representative and I would insist the press release identify me as such and not as the winner.  Then I would pull up my Outlook calendar and start planning trips around the world...of course, after the lump sum of cash hits my accounts and I have all my tax planning out of the way.  No way am I trying to go to jail.

Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

    GiveFive's avatar - Lottery-026.jpg
    NY State
    United States
    Member #92609
    June 10, 2010
    3707 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: September 13, 2011, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

    Absolutely some of the best advice I've ever seen with regard to winning a large jackpot.

    A winner living in the Sate of New York will present a big winner some problems with regard to remaining anonymous, but the solution to that is to simply disappear.

    About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

      dpoly1's avatar - driver
      PA
      United States
      Member #66141
      October 16, 2008
      1672 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: September 13, 2011, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

      Here in Pennsylvania you are required to allow your name and town to be revealed. The picture and ceremony is optional.

      When I win, I will skip the hoopla & spend some quality time at my new undisclosed vacation home !!!

      I will get some advice from a reputable investment firm.

      I like nice cars, so I will indulge in a nice car or 2!

      I will blend into my new neighborhood as well as I possibly can.

      There many bargains in the real estate market, so now would be an ideal time to win.

      Best wishes to lottery post members, but I want tonite's Mega Millions for myself !

      Thumbs Up

        eddessaknight's avatar - nw paladin.jpg
        LAS VEGAS
        United States
        Member #47729
        November 22, 2006
        4507 Posts
        Online
        Posted: September 13, 2011, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

        It should be optional for a winner to disclose their identity or at least only require a initial for first name e.g." Mr. or Ms. I. Won" and no photo op. The world is a different place today and predators abound.

        I Agree!

        Agree w/Cypher & with the MAXIMUM AXIOM in all field of speculation World Wide:

        All things considered, when making money it's best to make it in the DARK!!!

        Vanity, Narcissim & Ego must GO

        EddessaKnight

          phitch's avatar - Lottery-012.jpg
          New Member
          Missouri
          United States
          Member #100579
          November 14, 2010
          6 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: September 13, 2011, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

          Here in NY it doesn't matter if you hire an attorney and set a trust, still have to go public and do the photos and media. Last winner that did this was in 2009, he came out after one month to claim his prize with a trust and wearing dark shades. The only thing that an attorney can do here in NYS is  to prevent the media from interviews, but the photos are mandatory. I haven't heard many incidents after winning, but one with the Lady from staten Island that her husband wants a cut of a lotto prize everyone else has banished.

          I'm a stubborn soul and nobody is going to make me do anything I don't want to do --- As long as, I don't sign anything stating that I have to have my picture taken; I will not get my picture taken and there is no law that says I have to be photograph.  I refuse to open the door for every Tom, Dick or Harry to come after me or my family for money. There was a situation some years ago, where a man won the lottery and he had a giving soul; he would give money to family and total strangers and when he couldn't give no more; he committed suicide because people kept coming.  Winning the lottery is a wonderful thing, if you are lucky enough to win, but it also put the winners in jeopardy for unsafe and unhealthy situations.  No state should make and cannot make you pose  w/ a big check for the media........you should have that chose to "smile for the camera" or not.  I would definitely fight it.........and I would still get my winnings.

            Avatar

            United States
            Member #9519
            December 10, 2004
            492 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: September 13, 2011, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

            Can someone list te states were you can remain anonymous?

              TheGameGrl's avatar - character catafly.jpg
              A long and winding road
              United States
              Member #17084
              June 10, 2005
              4532 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: September 13, 2011, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

              I vote for optional use of name claiming.

              I vote for staying out of the Stock game. Keep it in your backyard with a smith and Wesson .

              I vote for sensibility in winning and savings.

              The best person to manage your money...yourself. You've gotten thru life this far, ya had to retain something in that noggin...

              The best things in life never took winning the lottery to appreciate....

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

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

                Avatar
                Delaware
                United States
                Member #93503
                July 1, 2010
                453 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: September 13, 2011, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

                Don't even second guess...just don't do it if you win.  I wouldn't tell any of my family I won because people will assume that just because you have so much money, you should have no problem lending any to them.  Like others have stated here, I would hire me a law firm (actually, I already have that set...I would just need to schedule an appointment to discuss my "issues").  I would actually accompany my lawyer(s) to the lottery headquarters, but I would be so incognito, I would give Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence a run for their money in being disguised...I would of course be there as the financial representative and I would insist the press release identify me as such and not as the winner.  Then I would pull up my Outlook calendar and start planning trips around the world...of course, after the lump sum of cash hits my accounts and I have all my tax planning out of the way.  No way am I trying to go to jail.

                Sounds like a plan, only I think I would take a cross country trip going to as many sporting events I could.. sounds like a hell of a vacation to me. Hurray!

                  Litebets27's avatar - power
                  Maryland
                  United States
                  Member #10465
                  January 14, 2005
                  6065 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: September 13, 2011, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

                  I know several people who live in the area and by shop at wine world from time to time. I told one of them I hope she is the winner and playing it safe. I encouraged her to keep it to herself if she won. She assured me that she isn't the winner.

                  Although I am curious as to who the winners are. I employ them to...KEEP IT ANONYMOUS!!!!  And...congratulations.

                  Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                  Come on Jackpot!!!

                    Avatar
                    Delaware
                    United States
                    Member #93503
                    July 1, 2010
                    453 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: September 13, 2011, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

                    I vote for optional use of name claiming.

                    I vote for staying out of the Stock game. Keep it in your backyard with a smith and Wesson .

                    I vote for sensibility in winning and savings.

                    The best person to manage your money...yourself. You've gotten thru life this far, ya had to retain something in that noggin...

                    The best things in life never took winning the lottery to appreciate....

                    i think everyone who wins the lottery should take some of the money and go to money management school honestly. That's what I'd do anyway.

                      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
                      Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
                      United States
                      Member #73904
                      April 28, 2009
                      14903 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: September 13, 2011, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

                      i think everyone who wins the lottery should take some of the money and go to money management school honestly. That's what I'd do anyway.

                      I'm gonna party like a wildman for at least a year and then come back home and start actin' respectable and such... maybe.

                      Maybe not.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

                      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

                       

                       

                        Avatar
                        Keokuk,Iowa
                        United States
                        Member #116504
                        September 12, 2011
                        305 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: September 13, 2011, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

                        I'm gonna party like a wildman for at least a year and then come back home and start actin' respectable and such... maybe.

                        Maybe not.

                        Sounds like a plan.

                          Avatar
                          Republic of Texas
                          United States
                          Member #57557
                          January 9, 2008
                          1095 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: September 13, 2011, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

                          i think everyone who wins the lottery should take some of the money and go to money management school honestly. That's what I'd do anyway.

                          That and an assertiveness training class.

                          Texas allows limited publicity, although what that really means is unclear. The state lottery website's winners list is laundry list of trusts, LLCs, and FLPs, with winner notices having 'representatives' claiming in many cases. In any case, I'd leave it to the pros to protect my identity. I'd tell my immediate family - adult kids, parents, sisters. We are all pretty close, and none of us live large. There are a few extended family members who would be first on the doorstep if they knew, but they won't learn about it from any of us.

                          face

                          singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

                            Avatar
                            Republic of Texas
                            United States
                            Member #57557
                            January 9, 2008
                            1095 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: September 13, 2011, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

                            I'm gonna party like a wildman for at least a year and then come back home and start actin' respectable and such... maybe.

                            Maybe not.

                            "respectable and such" won't last. Not a whole lot of fun in it for you, Ridge.  Besides, why change a good thing, 'wildman'?  Banana

                            face

                            singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

                              Avatar
                              NY
                              United States
                              Member #23835
                              October 16, 2005
                              3475 Posts
                              Offline
                              Posted: September 14, 2011, 1:35 am - IP Logged

                              I'm a stubborn soul and nobody is going to make me do anything I don't want to do --- As long as, I don't sign anything stating that I have to have my picture taken; I will not get my picture taken and there is no law that says I have to be photograph.  I refuse to open the door for every Tom, Dick or Harry to come after me or my family for money. There was a situation some years ago, where a man won the lottery and he had a giving soul; he would give money to family and total strangers and when he couldn't give no more; he committed suicide because people kept coming.  Winning the lottery is a wonderful thing, if you are lucky enough to win, but it also put the winners in jeopardy for unsafe and unhealthy situations.  No state should make and cannot make you pose  w/ a big check for the media........you should have that chose to "smile for the camera" or not.  I would definitely fight it.........and I would still get my winnings.

                              Since you're in Missouri maybe you can get somebody to show you the back of a lottery ticket. Somewhere it will say something about being subject to all rules and regulations of the lottery.  If one of those rules is that winners have to be photographed and do the dog and pony show the only way you can get out of doing the dog and pony show and having your photo taken will be to give back the ticket and get your dollar back. My guess is that if you're ever faced with making that decision you'll find that having your picture taken isn't as bad as you thought.