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Maryland Mega Millions winners claim prize anonymously

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Posted: April 10, 2012, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

Congratulations to this jackpot winner in Maryland taking the lump sum payment. I didn't throw three people decided to split this jackpot together.

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    Posted: April 10, 2012, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

    Truly, congrats to them! They did everything correct - copying the ticket, signing the back, going anonymous. 

    Ironically, I almost bought tickets with 2 other friends - one of us is in our 20's, one is in our 30's, and the other is in their 40's - just like them! And we all have other jobs, in addition to the one we all work at. However, I was worried about buying us all tickets, while buying my own too. I didn't want what happened at McDonald's to happen to us. So I didn't approach them for us to all go in together. Hmmm.... maybe if I had.....

    No, dk1421, these ticket owners NEVER signed the back of the ticket before submitting to the Maryland Lottery Headquarters (so that they could create and then claim in the name of either the trust or corporation that is written on the check in the picture)!  Also, their ages weren't the same as your group.

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      Posted: April 10, 2012, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

      T*T............Looks like they had the honesty & personal integrity to trust each other and their word meant something ... While the rest of us have learned to look down the side of caution when it comes to pools because of the stories we share and have seen or been a part of. Glad to see morals prevailed over personal greed/mistrust..... .Kudos to the 3T's in MD.

      Yeah. I should have said "haven't had enough bad experience ... " LOL

      Ya gotta admit some of the procedures people use are at a level that would make police agencies take notes; multiple copies, signatures, double counting... everything but two-keys-required and the Cone of Silence. ROFL

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        Posted: April 10, 2012, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

        Is one of these 3 Maryland jackpot win claimants a friend/acquaintance of Mirlande Wilson? Spam BS

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          Posted: April 10, 2012, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

          Yeah. I should have said "haven't had enough bad experience ... " LOL

          Ya gotta admit some of the procedures people use are at a level that would make police agencies take notes; multiple copies, signatures, double counting... everything but two-keys-required and the Cone of Silence. ROFL

          please add .......Including blood/urine samples,signatures in front of a notary, SSN, release of liability waiver, promise of first born or unlimited access to 401K

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            Posted: April 10, 2012, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

            They may have picked up their winnings anonymously, but there are several people that know they won. As time goes by even more people will figure it out, but it will be nothing like had they not collected the winnings anonymously.

            Had Wilson actually had the winning ticket, we could have months to discuss all that drama.

            Yea, just like if you claim via a trust... people will know. It's just that the entire country plus others that pick the story up won't know, well unless they really care about finding out the winner. I know if I win it will be claimed through a trust and I'm sure people will find out but I'll be fine with only a decently sized amount of people knowing.

             

            Anyways though... love that picture... behind the check AND wearing long sleeves plus gloves. Congrats to them.


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              Posted: April 10, 2012, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

              Surprised that no one else finds it odd that the record jackpot was claimed by all anonymous people. Smells like a scam to me. Especially since 3 people won. I could understand one person wanting to be anonymous but not 3 people. The integrity of the lottery just went down yet again and that will cost them money. Congrats to the lottery headquarters for another fine cover up!

               

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              sounds like something i'd say. suprised all the protectors of peoples anoniminity aren't bashing you yet. the names of this trio will be found out and revealed. they only went halfway with their anonymous claim. if you're going to do it that way and yes they have the right to then do it right. wonder how 3 layed off teachers in their school system feel about them keeping their jobs. want to bet they aren't all that thrilled for them.

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                sounds like something i'd say. suprised all the protectors of peoples anoniminity aren't bashing you yet. the names of this trio will be found out and revealed. they only went halfway with their anonymous claim. if you're going to do it that way and yes they have the right to then do it right. wonder how 3 layed off teachers in their school system feel about them keeping their jobs. want to bet they aren't all that thrilled for them.

                Well I think they had to disclose some general information about them or their money would have been tied up in a lawsuit with the McDonald workers. This was an unusual situation due to our "friend" with the pink swine hat so some creative modifications had to be made. If they were 100% anonymous, people would think the McDonalds woman won it and too many problems would have continued. And it is not the same thing as having your name visible to every stranger. While people in house may have a guess as to whom it is, no one can say for sure and they have some level of privacy.  And in terms of saying people will know if they leave their jobs, people leave jobs all the time.  The public school system has a lot of employees. 

                If I were them and someone called me to ask for money, I would plead ignorance and ask where they got my name and why they thought I won the lottery (there is no public record). They would not have an answer so I would say Bye Bye.

                I am happy for them and it sounds like they have above average common sense by trying to call a financial advisor at 3 AM.

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                  Posted: April 10, 2012, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

                  Congratulations to this jackpot winner in Maryland taking the lump sum payment. I didn't throw three people decided to split this jackpot together.

                  "I didn't throw three people..."

                  OK, how many did you throw?

                  And why?


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    Posted: April 10, 2012, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                    "I didn't throw three people..."

                    OK, how many did you throw?

                    And why?

                    I Think he's in training for the next Olympic's javelin throwing event. People make nice substitutes in a pinch.

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                      Posted: April 10, 2012, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                      "I didn't throw three people..."

                      OK, how many did you throw?

                      And why?

                      ROFLGreen laugh

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                        Posted: April 10, 2012, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                        A big THANK YOU to the Maryland Lottery for helping us to get a video recording of the entire press conference.

                        I have added the video to the news story, so you can now watch the entire press conference, including opening statement and Q&A.

                        Personally, I always enjoy hearing/watching the raw footage, because news stories always leave certain interesting tidbits out.

                         

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                          Posted: April 10, 2012, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

                          A big THANK YOU to the Maryland Lottery for helping us to get a video recording of the entire press conference.

                          I have added the video to the news story, so you can now watch the entire press conference, including opening statement and Q&A.

                          Personally, I always enjoy hearing/watching the raw footage, because news stories always leave certain interesting tidbits out.

                          What a treat, thanks Todd!  Thumbs Up

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                            Posted: April 10, 2012, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

                            They bought 60 dollars worth of tickets at three different locations and won. If I bought that many tickets at that many locations I would still lose. Wilson reminds me of that lady who did the same thing years ago. Both her and the true winner bought a ticket at the same location and she claimed she lose the ticket, so they looked all over the ticket. It was then reveled that she never had the winning ticket. I'm sure we all want to win the lottery, but I would never lie about it. It is what it is. I didn't win and there's nothing I can do about it. The Illinois winner does not have the option those other winners have.


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                              They bought 60 dollars worth of tickets at three different locations and won. If I bought that many tickets at that many locations I would still lose. Wilson reminds me of that lady who did the same thing years ago. Both her and the true winner bought a ticket at the same location and she claimed she lose the ticket, so they looked all over the ticket. It was then reveled that she never had the winning ticket. I'm sure we all want to win the lottery, but I would never lie about it. It is what it is. I didn't win and there's nothing I can do about it. The Illinois winner does not have the option those other winners have.

                              If I would have won, the first thing I would have bought was enough cigarettes to last the rest of my life!Party

                                 
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