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Asset managers accused of fronting for real $254M Powerball winner

Topic closed. 80 replies. Last post 5 years ago by haymaker.

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
United States
Member #73904
April 28, 2009
14903 Posts
Posted: November 30, 2011, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

Hello rdgrnr,

I'm a long time reader of Lottery Post but a first time poster. I really enjoy reading your post. They are full of humor and common sense.

My girlfriend and I were reading this story and came up with another twist. What do you think?

1. Is it true that when you claim the ticket anonymusly under a trust, that the lottery and IRS know the name and SS# of the real winner even though the public doesn't?  If so, we feel the real winner is someone who didn't want the IRS and lottery commission to know who he was. Maybe he's famous, a criminal or tax evader.

If he had done if the normal way, his lawyer would have to give the name of the person who owns the trust to lottery commission and IRS but his identification would not be known to the public or press. Right?

2. We also feel the 3 amigos were used to sheild the real winner to garner publicity for their investment firm. Maybe the deal the real winner made with them was to let them claim the prize for him and in return he'd give them upfront fees, managing fees and all this free publicity for their investment firm. Does that sound reasonable?

Thanks in advance for your comments. I look forward to hearing from you and all the great LP posters.

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Hey golfer,

Thank you for your kind words.

Without going into all the minutia before all the facts are out, I would just say that everybody loves a good conspiracy and that I just don't happen to believe there is one here. Everyone else does. I think Mr Davidson bought the single-line ticket and quite possibly multiple single-line tickets for him and his buddies. I don't think it's any more complicated than that.

The only way this will be settled is if the picture of the guy buying the ticket is released.

If it's not Mr Davidson, I will stand corrected.


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    zinniagirl's avatar - flower avatar_0026.jpg
    United States
    Member #99520
    October 26, 2010
    375 Posts
    Posted: November 30, 2011, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

    Does it really matter who the lucky person was that bought the ticket?   I buy tickets for my neighbor twice a week because I work in one state and live in another.   So the video camera would show my picture not my neighbor's picture.  So you all would say the same thing about my neighbor.  "He didn't buy the ticket, he must be covering for someone."

    The prize has been claimed.   The Lottery and the IRS are satisfied.  They are the only ones that matter.  My congratulations to the three claimants.   Whether they are the beneficiaries and trustees or just the trustees is none of my business.   My best to them.   Enjoy the notoriety and the side benefits!

      Captain Lotto's avatar - CaptLotto
      Jefferson City, MO
      United States
      Member #55250
      September 20, 2007
      97 Posts
      Posted: November 30, 2011, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

      I think the point to releasing the winner's info is so the public can be confident that the Lottery is operating as it should - awarding prizes to actual winners.

      I understand why people would prefer to be private - but you are taking that risk when you choose to play.

      Captain Lotto

      "Every day is a good day!"


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        May 20, 2011
        344 Posts
        Posted: December 1, 2011, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

        Man oh Man --- [and I quote] ---

        "It had been suggested that Davidson bought his ticket on November 1 and the following day they realised their numbers had come up, beating odds of 195,249,054 to one"...

        Now Thems Some Odds - Jeeshhhh !!

          United States
          Member #83352
          December 5, 2009
          223 Posts
          Posted: December 1, 2011, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

          In 2005, a New Hampshire State Senetor won just under 1 million dollars in the lottery. Imagine if he was allowed to claim anonyomous but people found out later. Wouldn't you second guess trusting the lottery? I know I would.

            haymaker's avatar - Lottery-012.jpg
            Egg Harbor twp.south Jersey shore
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            June 29, 2011
            3856 Posts
            Posted: December 1, 2011, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

            In 2005, a New Hampshire State Senetor won just under 1 million dollars in the lottery. Imagine if he was allowed to claim anonyomous but people found out later. Wouldn't you second guess trusting the lottery? I know I would.

            interesting,details ?

            don't recall hearing about this,

            but i do recall that  N.H.is called tax-phobic. (hooray)

            also,like their lic. plate slogan."live free or die"

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