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$50M Lotto winner a no-show for celebration

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: January 6, 2012, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

There should be some kind of way out of the publicity, some option to remain anonymous - kind of like a plea bargain.

Something like you don't have to have your name released if you agree to eat nothing but Taco Bell for a month.

I don't think many people would go for that though.

And there would be too many suicides by those who did.

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    Posted: January 6, 2012, 11:29 pm - IP Logged

    One of the most important decisions for new winners to make is whether to opt to go public or remain anonymous. If a winner decides to talk publicly about their win, Camelot’s PR team will organise a press conference and handle all media interest on their behalf, removing the anxiety that can accompany talking about a big win.

    If they have requested to remain anonymous, Camelot takes its obligations and duty of care to protect winners’ privacy very seriously. Unless a winner agrees to take full publicity and signs an agreement to that effect, no information about them can be released by Camelot into the public domain.

    We have a dedicated team of winners’ advisers who look after all our major jackpot winners. They remain a source of support and advice for as long as a winner needs – often remaining in touch years after hitting the jackpot.


    Camelot - UK National Lottery operation

    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: January 6, 2012, 11:39 pm - IP Logged

      One of the most important decisions for new winners to make is whether to opt to go public or remain anonymous. If a winner decides to talk publicly about their win, Camelot’s PR team will organise a press conference and handle all media interest on their behalf, removing the anxiety that can accompany talking about a big win.

      If they have requested to remain anonymous, Camelot takes its obligations and duty of care to protect winners’ privacy very seriously. Unless a winner agrees to take full publicity and signs an agreement to that effect, no information about them can be released by Camelot into the public domain.

      We have a dedicated team of winners’ advisers who look after all our major jackpot winners. They remain a source of support and advice for as long as a winner needs – often remaining in touch years after hitting the jackpot.


      Camelot - UK National Lottery operation

      That's there.

      In America you can't believe anything the government says.

      Especially the one we've got now.

      Worst ever.

      Makes Jimmy Carter look good, lol.

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        Posted: January 7, 2012, 2:34 am - IP Logged

        there was some place i forget where, that had the official who contacted winners giving investment advice,  advice that  steered tham towards dodgey investments that paid him a cut!

        2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

        keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: January 7, 2012, 10:26 am - IP Logged

          there was some place i forget where, that had the official who contacted winners giving investment advice,  advice that  steered tham towards dodgey investments that paid him a cut!

          That's called "Chicago-Style" here.

          It's a political strategy.

          You can actually elect a president using its core concepts.

          And we have.

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            Posted: January 7, 2012, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

            OK, fine that he's a no-show for press conference. But isn't a publicized name and hometown---as in this case---practically as bad as having your face shown on camera?

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              Posted: January 8, 2012, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

              OK, fine that he's a no-show for press conference. But isn't a publicized name and hometown---as in this case---practically as bad as having your face shown on camera?

              Yes, probably.  It's really up to each STATE to decide if information is released or not. 

              So, a person can go to their state's lottery headquarter's website and learn what is required of different monetary amount winners.

              Shocked

              Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                Posted: January 11, 2012, 2:25 am - IP Logged

                 from what I remember of ethier curse of the lottery and or  the lottery changed my shows about the bum Shakesphere

                he was too stupid to be playing in the first place

                With the rare exception of a few people who are so stupid they can't even buy a ticket, nobody is too stupid to play the lottery. OTOH, experience shows that a lot of people aren't smart enough to handle winning. Other experience that gets far less publicity shows that it's also possible to win and have no problems that result in media attention. There's no real advantage to starting with anonymity if you aren't smart enough to become anonymous after the fact. The people with the worst problems may as well have flashing neon signs bolted to their heads. That this guy didn't do the dog and pony show probably means that having his name publicized won't be  a big deal.

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                  Posted: January 14, 2012, 12:34 am - IP Logged

                  You are exactly right!  I once won a lot of money in Play 4 and my boss was so mad she gave everyone raises but me.  I learned right then, never, NEVER tell anyone you work with when you win.  They may appear to be happy for you but trust me, they are not.  Be very careful which friends and relatives you tell as well, if any.  Best just to count your blessings, pay off your bills, and put it in the bank if you can.