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Maryland Mega Millions winners claim prize anonymously

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Posted: April 11, 2012, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

I Agree!100%

if you claim anonymously does that exempt you from other people finding out and telling the world if they want to. is there a law against exposing a winner if they claim anonymously. i don't think so. what do you think that the populace is going to say to themselves, ooh they claimed anonymously and we found out who it is. we better not tell anyone or the lottery office might get mad or the winner might sue us. i know i'd put your name, address and telephone number on a billboard if it were possible.

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    Posted: April 11, 2012, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

    if you claim anonymously does that exempt you from other people finding out and telling the world if they want to. is there a law against exposing a winner if they claim anonymously. i don't think so. what do you think that the populace is going to say to themselves, ooh they claimed anonymously and we found out who it is. we better not tell anyone or the lottery office might get mad or the winner might sue us. i know i'd put your name, address and telephone number on a billboard if it were possible.

    Well,you finally admit what your motives are.It's just because of people like you that smart people want to claim their lottery winnings anonymously.They don't want the a$$holes of the world trying to mess up their life.

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      Posted: April 11, 2012, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

      I'm happy for these Maryland folks and glad their names weren't released, but I actually think they gave too much away, unless for some reason they had to by state lotto rules (hard to believe that).

      If you're going to be anonymous, be ANONYMOUS. That means no quotes to the media, even through a lotto spokesman, and especially no divulging of information about your current workplace. The last one's a real head-scratcher.

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        Posted: April 11, 2012, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

        I'm happy for these Maryland folks and glad their names weren't released, but I actually think they gave too much away, unless for some reason they had to by state lotto rules (hard to believe that).

        If you're going to be anonymous, be ANONYMOUS. That means no quotes to the media, even through a lotto spokesman, and especially no divulging of information about your current workplace. The last one's a real head-scratcher.

        I'm happy for the winners.  i too think they gave too much information especially telling about their current jobs in the school system. I pray they can remain anonymous.

        Wow, almost $35 million after taxes. ( I realize that does not include their total liability for the 2012 calendar year.) would be curious to read about their lives a year from now.

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          Posted: April 11, 2012, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

          lucky they won in a state that allows you to remain anonymously

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            Posted: April 11, 2012, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

            Well,you finally admit what your motives are.It's just because of people like you that smart people want to claim their lottery winnings anonymously.They don't want the a$$holes of the world trying to mess up their life.

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              Posted: April 11, 2012, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

              I Agree!  101%

              why bother playing if you're scared to win because someone might find out. what a bunch of timid squirrels. is it really that hard to figure out how to elude predators who you perceive might be after your money. good thing you virtually have no chance of ever winning anyway. what if heaven forbid you actually had to give some to someone. your financial planner that you "trust" will be your biggest problem . and you won't even be able to figure out how much he is bilking you for while you're trying to move away and hide. at least you can get out of that 2 horse atlantic city expressway town you call home. talk about hell on earth, i've been there.

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                Posted: April 11, 2012, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

                Some folks will NEVER get it,Simba774.

                Yeah, it's like talking to a brick wall.

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                  Posted: April 11, 2012, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

                  You need to grasp the fact that not everybody would be tooling around their town in a new Mercedes or buying a million dollar house in that town. And those who do feel so inclined and want to remain anonymous would be smart enough to move out of town.

                  Plus, there's a significant difference between some people in your town knowing you're a big jackpot winner and your name being plastered all over the national media in newspapers, on television, and on internet sites...like this one.

                  I Agree!

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                    Posted: April 12, 2012, 4:04 am - IP Logged

                    They chose to be anonymous so they can live the same life they lived before only with more money and freedom.  Geez.

                    Who are they? Unless I see an actual winner I don't trust the integrity of the game. My state does not allow you to remain anonymous so I will save my money. Level the playing field or deal with the complaints. Yeah some people never will get it, especially uninformed noobs.

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                      Posted: April 12, 2012, 4:06 am - IP Logged

                      Some folks will NEVER get it,Simba774.

                      Yep, you got that right. See above.

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                        Posted: April 12, 2012, 4:11 am - IP Logged

                        If you believe the lottery is a scam and not legit why the hell do you belong to Lottery Post?ROFL

                        To educate people. I only think the large jackpots could be a scam, and only "certain states" hiding winners does not help their case. I have won plenty of the smaller games, but I see a lot of predictable patterns with jackpot games, and have predicted them many times. Definitely seem set up or phony. Until I win or see someone who actually wins I will remain skeptical.

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                          Posted: April 12, 2012, 4:15 am - IP Logged

                          Anyone who cannot see the value in remaining anonymous as long as possible is the stupid one.

                          I can guarantee in the entire history of lottery play there's not one winner who chose to remain unidentified and regretted it. There's plenty of stories that speak to the flip-side of that scenario.

                          Nuff said.

                          I think the only stupid ones are the ones who failed to see that the argument was not about remaining anonymous but allowing ALL states the same freedom of choice. But keeping the winners secret only hurts the lottery as there is no proof anyone won, and we wonder if any real people actually won those huge jackpots. Until like the "stupid ones" I don't take the lottery and media's word for it. Just like those phonies on here who live in states that allow you to remain anonymous. I bet their tune would be a lot different if they could not remain anonymous. More self-righteous idiocy and over paranoia.

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                            Posted: April 12, 2012, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

                            Who are they? Unless I see an actual winner I don't trust the integrity of the game. My state does not allow you to remain anonymous so I will save my money. Level the playing field or deal with the complaints. Yeah some people never will get it, especially uninformed noobs.

                            Who are you?! People don't have to prove (you know the word) to you. You never paid a bill for them. They were not born with you and <snip> sure are not married to you.

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                              Posted: April 12, 2012, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                              Congratulations to the winners.  I am also in line for my winnings.Party

                              "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

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