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Winners of big lottery jackpots often crave anonymity amid challenges to do so

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Posted: April 11, 2012, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

A few years ago a female pharmacist in Illinois wonn a Mega Millions jackpot.

She said that if people knew who she was she would get sued for malpractice by people she never even provided drugs for. Having said that, she hired professional movie make-up people to create a disguise for her and that's the way she went to the press conference.

I think it was discussed here on LP.

I remember that.As far as I know she has retained her anonymity.At least she hasn't been on any of those Lottery Ruined My Life shows.I wouldn't have told them what I did for a living,though.

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    Posted: April 11, 2012, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

    I remember that.As far as I know she has retained her anonymity.At least she hasn't been on any of those Lottery Ruined My Life shows.I wouldn't have told them what I did for a living,though.

    Yea, i would tell em i did't have a job, a lie of course, but it'll be truth soon after i collect. LOL

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      Posted: April 11, 2012, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

      You obviously did not read the part about Illinois where people thought they were playing a legitimate lottery, only to find it was a scam.  I am sure the good folks of Tennessee will agree with that since they had an issue with the RNG being rigged in their pick 3 and pick 4 games.  Corruption reigns supreme in Illinois and I am all for at least seeing the face and reading the name of that winner even if they do claim it in a LLC or trust.  Given the way corruption works in Illinois, if Illinois allowed its winners to remain anonymous like MD and KS, I would not be surprised if Gov. Pat Quinns relatives started getting "lucky"!  So show your face and state your name...then take some of that jackpot and move to a different location.  Besides, who really wants to keep working at the same job and living in the same house that their too small for luxuries paycheck could barely afford them?  I don't see any harm in the winners being made public.  It seems the biggest problem with some winners is THEMSELVES.  Drugs, uncontrolled gambling, and the inability to say NO will ruin anybody, not just lottery jackpot winners.

      Following your line of thinking, if corruption reins supreme in Illinois, who's to say that showing the faces and names aren't a scam as well?   Conehead

      If that is the case, how will this reassure you that the lottery still isn't a scam?  Roll Eyes

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        Posted: April 11, 2012, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

        Here's the story on the pharmacist:

        http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/172325

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: April 11, 2012, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

          if more lottery winners get killed, kidnaped or hurt do you think more states will allow anonymity?

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            Posted: April 11, 2012, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

            Here's the story on the pharmacist:

            http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/172325

            Thanks CTThumbs Up

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              Posted: April 11, 2012, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

              Here's the story on the pharmacist:

              http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/172325

              Thanks CoinToss - that thread made good reading and I made it through most of the one that is linked to within it.  Then I had to go and turn the meat before dinner burned.  :(

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                Posted: April 11, 2012, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

                Since I live in Illinois.  We're moving the hell out of our neighborhood before we claim. I never read anything that said you cannot wear on mask or have your lawyer claim. We're still moving no matter what.

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                  Posted: April 11, 2012, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

                  if more lottery winners get killed, kidnaped or hurt do you think more states will allow anonymity?

                  No.

                  They're convinced that they are doing the right thing.

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                    Posted: April 11, 2012, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                        The lady who won 4 years ago , she had her "plans together" .  You've to give this lady some credit .

                         Gives you something to think about . Don't rush , get your "finances / paperwork " in order , however

                          long it takes .  Use a cellphone instead of landline , Don't tell a sole until you're ready , use a postoffice

                          box or move to another state . There's much to do when you , win the lottery .....

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                      Posted: April 11, 2012, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

                      A few years ago a female pharmacist in Illinois wonn a Mega Millions jackpot.

                      She said that if people knew who she was she would get sued for malpractice by people she never even provided drugs for. Having said that, she hired professional movie make-up people to create a disguise for her and that's the way she went to the press conference.

                      I think it was discussed here on LP.

                      Disguise is something I have considered should a huge winning occur.  I don't think we have the option of being anonymous in Idaho.

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

                         Appreciate the link regarding the story on the pharmacist, CT. In the very near future this subject may be thing of the past. When we consider the fact that Illinois is offering lottery sales online, it's only a matter of time for other states to

                         

                        follow along. Online sales in any state of our choice means we can choose to purchase tickets in a state that favors anonymity with the very best tax ramifications or no tax at all. I suppose they had not considered this when approving online

                         

                        sales.

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                          Posted: April 11, 2012, 11:59 pm - IP Logged

                           Appreciate the link regarding the story on the pharmacist, CT. In the very near future this subject may be thing of the past. When we consider the fact that Illinois is offering lottery sales online, it's only a matter of time for other states to

                           

                          follow along. Online sales in any state of our choice means we can choose to purchase tickets in a state that favors anonymity with the very best tax ramifications or no tax at all. I suppose they had not considered this when approving online

                           

                          sales.

                          "Online sales in any state of our choice means we can choose to purchase tickets in a state that favors anonymity with the very best tax ramifications or no tax at all."

                           

                          That is incorrect.  In Illinois only Illinois residents may purchase tickets online.  I strongly suspect that as other states add online sales, they will do the same.

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

                            if more lottery winners get killed, kidnaped or hurt do you think more states will allow anonymity?

                            I personally think things won't change much until someone's child get kidnapped.  Even then I suspect change might come only in the state where the kidnapping takes place and perhaps a few more.  Most still won't change.

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

                              "That is incorrect.  In Illinois only Illinois residents may purchase tickets online.  "

                              I appreciate you bringing that to my attention Uff Da! I stand corrected.

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