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Few major lottery jackpot winners get chance to be anonymous

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Posted: April 24, 2012, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

You are correct - your new name will be provided to the public. If you changed your name and you don't disclose that to anyone, then no one would know. Everyone you have ever known in your life would still assume you're under your previous name. If you change your name to a common name like John Smith and there are 50 other John Smiths in your town, they won't know which John Smith won it. If someone asks you if you won, simply reply, "Do you think I would still be working if I had one, or I wish."  You can always change your name back to your birth name after a year or so.  It works, but you must be patient, and silent.

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    Posted: April 24, 2012, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

    Keep it simple move to a gated community with security, everyone there already has lots of $ so you will fit right in, and Im pretty sure if you keep to yourself they could care less about you.

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      Posted: April 24, 2012, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

      Keep it simple move to a gated community with security, everyone there already has lots of $ so you will fit right in, and Im pretty sure if you keep to yourself they could care less about you.

      I tried making arrangements in advance with a gated community in case I won but they said we couldn't have our trampolines in the front yard.

      Bastages.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying. You can lock the ticket away in a bible in a safe until after you change your name. If you told nobody (which you're suppose to do) then no one will know it is there. Here is the order:

        Change your name to a common name - takes about a month to complete.

        Change your address to a UPS lock box (not in your city). This gives you a regular address, not a PO Box.

        Once your name change is processed update your driver's license to your new name and address.

        Also update your Social security and tax info by filling out Form SS-5 at your local social security office.

        Wait a month or so.

        When you claim the prize, never do a press conference. They will release your new name, city and prize amount to the public.

        If they require a press conference, have a lawyer speak on your behalf, but never step foot in front of those cameras.

        Don't change your spending habits for awhile.

        ***If someone told you that you could be a multi-millionaire, but you had to wait 6 months before spending any of the money and follow a plan.. Would you do it??  I would in a second***

        I've considered changing my name if I won. I think for here it would be around 2-3 months until I could claim and be around $300 for getting everything involving the name change done, including the time to get stuff straight with DMV, SSN card and bank. It would definitely be worth it in the end though with all the privacy you'd get and, in the case of people with originally rare names, could easily get by with just answering "no" to people who ask if you're the Mike Smith who won the lottery.

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          Posted: April 25, 2012, 12:23 am - IP Logged

          You are free to have my name and address because I won't be at that address by the time you come looking for me. Definitely won't be in the state and highly likely I won't even be in the country anymore. 

          Trust me this is not that bad. I was robbed at gunpoint years ago and the judicial system in my town, maybe the state, is completely retarded. The police report which was also available to the criminal who robbed me and his friends and associates had my full name and address on it, I could not believe it. I basically screamed at the court and the police and called them morons for this. I mean basic commonsense would be to not let violent criminals know their victims full names and addresses you would think?

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            My deepest apologies for offending you.   Only your state can answer what those policies are for claiming as a blind trust.   In NC, a few years ago, you could claim as a blind trust, but they have since changed the rules. 

            Good luck to you.  I wish you the best.

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              My deepest apologies for offending you.   Only your state can answer what those policies are for claiming as a blind trust.   In NC, a few years ago, you could claim as a blind trust, but they have since changed the rules. 

              Good luck to you.  I wish you the best.

              No, zinniagirl, the appropriate place to inquire is the State Lottery Headquarter's toll free phone #, where the person intends to purchase lottery tickets from.  The staff is friendly, and good at giving you the name and title of the person who can help then transferring your call to them or their voicemail to receive your intricate question(s).

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                Posted: April 25, 2012, 7:52 am - IP Logged

                Keep it simple move to a gated community with security, everyone there already has lots of $ so you will fit right in, and Im pretty sure if you keep to yourself they could care less about you.

                Razz @ gated communities.......

                rather go hide in the deep woods and let the animals get the beggars & theives

                honestly been in a few gated communities ..... and What I find laughable is the " " rent a cops

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                  Posted: April 25, 2012, 9:25 am - IP Logged

                  No, zinniagirl, the appropriate place to inquire is the State Lottery Headquarter's toll free phone #, where the person intends to purchase lottery tickets from.  The staff is friendly, and good at giving you the name and title of the person who can help then transferring your call to them or their voicemail to receive your intricate question(s).

                  Patriot

                  Once again, my apologies for offending anyone for thinking they would understand that by contacting your state, I meant your state lottery. 

                   

                  good luck to everyone.

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                    Posted: April 25, 2012, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

                    just put it into a trust and fake your death

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                      Posted: April 25, 2012, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

                      Dang it guess that means if I were to win I better don a nice wig and some glasses and change my voice.  Then change my phone number and MOVE pronto.  I do not like this law one bit!!!

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                        Posted: April 25, 2012, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

                        LOL. The ZZ Top dude with the long beard lives in the gated subdivision up the road from me. I haven't seen him, but I know people who have. 

                        Texas has limited publicity that allows you to claim via trusts, etc, and not be subject to a public interview. I think the minimum is town where the ticket was bought and the entity name claiming. I'd think a good lawyer could bury your identity far enough that the average detective would not be able to find you.

                        I seem to remember that we have to list at least one name associated with the winning ticket for Lotto Texas, although I am not exactly sure how it works with MM or PB. Had a look over at Mrs. Nettles lottoreport website, results below are for Lotto Texas,

                         

                        "Re-Cap Feb 15, 2012 Lotto Win 
                        One winning ticket - Advertised @ $22M 
                        was sold in San Antonio - Quick Pick Ticket - CVO
                        Winner: Red Dog Trust, Jefferson Bank, Trustee, Candace Tottenham, 
                        Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer - Collected 2/23/12" 


                        "Re-Cap Dec 10, 2011 Lotto Win 
                        One winning ticket - Advertised @ $30M 
                        was sold in Seabrook - Self Pick Ticket - CVO

                        Winner: Bay Dibbs, Ltd., Bay Dibbs Management, L.L.C., 

                        General Partner, Shirley Christy of Seabrook, 

                        Executive Vice-President - Collected 12/22/11"


                        Looks like the TX Lottery is required to list the name of the attorney who claims the prize for a legal entity other than an individual. I think it is pretty safe to assume that they are both getting a nice Christmas bonus this year, lol.

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                          LOL. The ZZ Top dude with the long beard lives in the gated subdivision up the road from me. I haven't seen him, but I know people who have. 

                          Texas has limited publicity that allows you to claim via trusts, etc, and not be subject to a public interview. I think the minimum is town where the ticket was bought and the entity name claiming. I'd think a good lawyer could bury your identity far enough that the average detective would not be able to find you.

                           well, that would be Billy Gibbons, or Rusty Hill. they're the 2w/ long beards,

                          if you do see him,you may be suprised at just how down to earth he is,

                               still needs to live in gated place to have P&Q though,

                           

                          forgot who said it, but yes, good disguise, and bring the "fender" to the press conf.

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                            Posted: April 25, 2012, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                            I think I'll change my name to I.M.Anonymous and see if the Iowa Lottery will pay me ~;)

                            Anoymous, may attract to much attention,

                             how about ?

                            I.M. Nodawina.

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                              Posted: April 25, 2012, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

                              Anoymous, may attract to much attention,

                               how about ?

                              I.M. Nodawina.

                              Thats me after tonights Powerball drawing.I.M. Nodawina.

                              But I might still try I.M. Anonymous when I do win~;)

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