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Few major lottery jackpot winners get chance to be anonymous

Topic closed. 47 replies. Last post 5 years ago by Factorem.

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Jawja
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Posted: April 27, 2012, 3:38 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!!!

The GA Lottery rule about this is a bunch of gobble-de-gook.  It is meant to confuse, but in the end you can most definitely use an LLC or a trust, or both(using both is best for a lot of reasons), with your lawyer doing the representing in downtown A-Town without you being there, or your name being revealed.

Be sassy and be happy.

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    Posted: May 4, 2012, 8:42 am - IP Logged

    The GA Lottery rule about this is a bunch of gobble-de-gook.  It is meant to confuse, but in the end you can most definitely use an LLC or a trust, or both(using both is best for a lot of reasons), with your lawyer doing the representing in downtown A-Town without you being there, or your name being revealed.

    I'm just seeing the response for this.  Thank you because that's exactly what I would like to do when (positive thinking here) I do win.

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      Posted: May 10, 2012, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

      That's sounds like a good idea...whitelion!!!!

       

      Here's what the Georgia Lottery had to say about claiming that state's prizes anonymously 

      "Thank you for contacting the Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC).

      While Georgia Lottery winners are not required to have a press conference or take a photograph, many feel that it enhances the winning experience.  The Georgia Lottery Corporation is required, by statute, to comply with Georgia’s Open Records Act. Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, a prize winner’s name, city, county, and state of residence, and the amount of the prize won shall be regarded as matters of public record. Georgia Lottery prizes may also be claimed by a single legal entity, such as a corporation, partnership or trust."


      My Question Is...Does that mean if I created a Blind Trust, that my personal name, city and other residence info would also be made public??? Does anyone know the answer?  Thanks!

      Legal entities like a Blind Trust must show as a minimum: the name, city, county, and state of residence of each individual Trust member(s). By implication the Blind Trust is perceived as other-than blind.  Any other personal information beyond the minimum required, that is included in the instrument at the time of filing with the Public Office, may be transmitted to whoever makes a FOIA request for the records. However, most government offices responding to FOIA requests may have other provisions that alllows them to redact certain personal information such as residence, Social security numbers etc.  The best answer may yet, be best obtained from the GA Lottery.