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Opinion: Powerball winners will lose big if they go public

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Posted: September 14, 2011, 10:07 am - IP Logged

The only person who will recognize me at my press conference will be the highly-paid special effects makeup artist I can get to make me look like a Ferengi before I go in there.

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    Posted: September 14, 2011, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

                                    "I WILL REMAIN ANONYMOUS IF GIVEN THE OPTION!"

                                       

                              "You make a living by what you get, You make a LIFE by what you give!"

                                                                                      Sir Winston Churchill

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    Totally agree. Good luck to the winners, i hope they find a good Lawyer(s) that will advice them agaist releasing their identity to the public or better still hold the confrence on their behave. Just saying

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      Posted: September 14, 2011, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

      Good luck to the winners. I hope they make the right decision regarding their privacy. 

      I feel sorry for those winners that do not remain anonymous and have to deal with the chaos that comes with winning such a large amount of money.

      I live in NC and all winners must release their name and city. I'm not sure if the photo in mandatory but there sure are a lot of photos of winners on the state's lottery site. I hope that more states make changes to their policies and allow winners to remain anonymous. I know from their standpoint, they want to gain trust from lottery players by showing the winner's faces and ensuring everyone that real people are winning. 

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        Posted: September 14, 2011, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

        If Maryland and Delaware can offer anonymity, why can't all the other states?  Have there been any challenges to their policy regarding jackpot winners?  What will it take for all States to reform and offer the option of anonymity? I'll say it again:  Nothing good comes from going public! No Nod

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          Posted: September 14, 2011, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

           I WOULD WANT THE WORLD TO KNOWHyper / HOW LONG IT TOCK ME TO WINBlue Angel I WANT THEM TO KNOW THE LORD IS GOOD/AND IF UR NOT MY FRIEND NOW UR NOT MY FRIEND THEN.Patriot

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            Posted: September 14, 2011, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

            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.

            If you had read my first post before that one,  I would obtain a attorney and set up a trust and appoint the attorney as the trustee to claim the winnings. Go check out the Powerball website and click on Winners stories, were some winners have set up a trust and their attorney is appointed trustee, and notice there are no pictures of the actual winners or trustee.  I refuse to put me or my family in jeopardy; there are some sick people in this world.  No state should make you pose for the media, that should be your chose.......and for you information, I read the rules, regulations and state law of the Missouri lottery and there is nothing about media covarage.

             

            I repeat, "NOBODY IS GOING TO MAKE ME DO ANYTHING I DON'T WANT TO DO"..... and I will collect my money.

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              Posted: September 14, 2011, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

              If Maryland and Delaware can offer anonymity, why can't all the other states?  Have there been any challenges to their policy regarding jackpot winners?  What will it take for all States to reform and offer the option of anonymity? I'll say it again:  Nothing good comes from going public! No Nod

              we have elections coming up,when the pols. come around my area asking for my vote this is one thing i'm going to be asking about.

              nother ? will be why do we have the highest state tax on lottery at 10.8% .

              anonymity and lower tax = more tix sold.

              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                Posted: September 14, 2011, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

                 I WOULD WANT THE WORLD TO KNOWHyper / HOW LONG IT TOCK ME TO WINBlue Angel I WANT THEM TO KNOW THE LORD IS GOOD/AND IF UR NOT MY FRIEND NOW UR NOT MY FRIEND THEN.Patriot

                Slow down a bit so tiggs can understand what your trying to say..Now nice and slow....

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                  Posted: September 15, 2011, 9:55 am - IP Logged

                  I WILL REMAIN ANONYMOUS because my relatives, known and unknown, will descend on me like a plague of locusts and frogs coming to take my first born.

                   

                   

                   

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                    Posted: September 15, 2011, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                    Am I the only one who considers not telling even their wife -- until at least the lawyer details are sorted out and a corporation can be established in my name to claim the winnings?

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                      Posted: September 15, 2011, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                      Am I the only one who considers not telling even their wife -- until at least the lawyer details are sorted out and a corporation can be established in my name to claim the winnings?

                      Not tell your wife?

                      Until a corporation can be established in your name to claim the winnings?

                      What about your wife's name?

                      I'm shocked and appalled!


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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                        Posted: September 15, 2011, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

                        Not tell your wife?

                        Until a corporation can be established in your name to claim the winnings?

                        What about your wife's name?

                        I'm shocked and appalled!

                        Hahaha... Re reading that I see how it looks and that's not what I meant.

                        Not trying to cut the wife out of the win-- I just mean I think about getting the ball rolling to claim the winnings with as little publicity as possible. I figure if I tell her we won and it's already in the bank in our corporations name, the shock wears off and she won't run out and tell the world!

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                          Posted: September 16, 2011, 3:52 am - IP Logged

                          The reason why many States require public disclosure is to prove the games are legit. To be honest, I would never trust any state that allows anonymity.

                          Disclaimer: Past results are always an indication of future performances! 

                           

                          I Agree!

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                            Posted: September 16, 2011, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

                            The reason why many States require public disclosure is to prove the games are legit. To be honest, I would never trust any state that allows anonymity.

                            That's why any intelligent individual would claim the money with an LLC owned by a trust, preferably from a far off place like the Cook Islands.  Have the money wired to a bank account in the name of the LLC in someplace like Hong Kong. You do this even if you can claim anonymusly.  Then you go  and live someplace that is sunny year round, with a lot of plam trees, and preferably outside this country.

                            Be sassy and be happy.

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                              Posted: September 16, 2011, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

                              Am I the only one who considers not telling even their wife -- until at least the lawyer details are sorted out and a corporation can be established in my name to claim the winnings?

                              How would you feel if your wife did the same thing... established a corporation in HER name first, before telling you?  Curiosity makes me ask.  Mostly because if my spouse did the same thing, I'd be doing this --> Chairto him.  Lucky me, I don't have to worry about a spouse who would go behind my back anymore. I solved that problem. Hit With Stick

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